Dalai Lama Meets Former President Bush
It was the first time since the Chinese takeover in 1959, that the elaborate tradition of the so-called “Long Life Ceremony” (Tenshung) was televised for millions to see inside and outside Tibet.
Three hundreds representatives of the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism from 97 Gelug monasteries and nunneries gathered in Dharamsala, Northern India for their first international conference.
Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration in exile, launched the videos during a press conference held at the Lhakpa Tsering Hall of Upper TCV School in Dharamsala.
China's foreign ministry condemned Wednesday's protest in Switzerland calling it, 'provocative'.
Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial is an annual soccer tournament, also considered the biggest sporting event within the diaspora Tibetan community with participants from over 28 teams.
The gatherings provide an opportunity for Tibetans of mixed heritage to meet, share experiences, and engage in conversation about their identity and culture.
The new report was compiled by Gabriel Lafitte, an Australian environmentalist, and published jointly by TCHRD and League for Pastoral Peoples, a German non-profit organization.
He said that only the Dalai Lama has the authority to decide his reincarnation.
“It’s very sad. In the Burmese case, I hope Aung San Suu Kyi, as a Nobel laureate, can do something,” he told the newspaper in an interview from his exiled seat in Dharamsala, northern India before his scheduled visit to Australia next week.
Resolutions were on the Tibetan freedom struggle, critical situation inside Tibet, unity among Tibetans in exile, and on garnering international support.
Kunleng discusses the disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, whose abduction took place within days of being formally announced and recognized as reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama.
"The case of the Panchen Lama is not only the story of an innocent six-year old child disappearing for 20 years, but also a blatant symptom of political repression and lack of religious freedom," said Tashi Phuntsok, Spokesperson of Central Tibetan Administration.
“While some funds are meant for immediate relief purposes, the other half would be directed towards long term rehabilitation work of the affected areas,” says Mr. Buchung Tsering, Vice President of International Campaign for Tibet.
The initial focus area of the majority of the relief and rescue efforts were apparent in Kathmandu and its surroundings, however, as the scale of destruction in Nepal's remote areas became more evident, many shifted their emphasis from the city centers to the rural regions.
“India has sent several messages to the Chinese government regarding its stand on Tibet, saying that Tibet is a disputed area," says Professor Agnihotri while speaking to the delegates of Bharat-Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) on the closing ceremony of their general body meeting.
The organization launched three publications in Tibetan; “History of Tibetan Women Leaders”, “Tibetans Intermarriages inside Tibet and Exile” and “History of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association"
Earthquake specific solidarity activities that are organized in different parts of the United States, spearheaded by local Tibetan NGOs and organizations are discussed.
The book was initially published in French by two Tibetologist as, 'Le Tibet est-il chinios' in 2002 with a collection of work submitted by other Tibetologists in Europe and America.
While Tibetans in both indigenous and diaspora are primarily focused on solidarity and support related efforts, those on the ground are undertaking a massive relief and recovery efforts in the affected areas.