Tuesday 2014/12/23

Radio / Phayul Lengthig

Phayul Lengthig A Weekly radio program that turns the focus on what’s happening in Tibet today.

  • Schedule: Monday
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 25
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December 09, 2014

Life and Works of Tashi Tsering

Phayul Lengthig discusses the life and works of late Tashi Tsering, an educator and philanthropist, who died on Friday at the age of 85. Guest: Chung Tsering, translator of “The Struggle for Modern Tibet”, the autobiography of Tashi Tsering by Melvyn Goldstein and others.

November 25, 2014

Earthquake in Karze Tibetan Prefecture Kills 5 Leaving Thousands Homeless

Phayul Lengthig invites Jamyang Tsutrim, China analyst at Department of Information and International Relations in Dharamsala, to discuss the situation in Kangding (Tibetan Dartsodo) county of Karze Prefecture, Sichuan Province after the area was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Nov 22, 2014.

November 20, 2014

PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Tibetan writers jailed by China for expressing views through their literary works on the 33rd PEN International’s Day of Imprisoned Writer. Guest: Trotsik Choedak, President of PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad.

October 20, 2014

Khenpo Kartse Sentenced to Two and Half Years in Prison

Phayul Lengthig discusses sentencing of Khenpo Kartse, abbot of Jahba Monastery in Nangchen, for two and half years of imprisonment for harboring fugitives. Guest: Khenpo Karten, a resident of California and former abbot of Jahba Monastery.

October 13, 2014

PEN International Congress

Phayul Lengthig discusses the resolution on Tibet during the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad. Guest: Chokta, Vice President of PEN Tibetan Writers Abroad.

October 06, 2014

A Tibetan Businessman Detained After Launching Solo Protest in Karze

Phayul Lengthig discusses detention of a well-known Tibetan businessman in Karze after launching a solo demonstration at the center of business area at the Karze County, Sichuan Province. Guest: a monk, relative of Pasang Wangchuk, the protester in Karze, who is studying in South India.

September 29, 2014

Tibetans Killed by Chinese Hotel Owner

Phayul Lengthig discusses death of three female-Tibetan students allegedly killed by a Chinese hotel owner in Karze. Guest: Geshe Serme Loga, a native Karze who resides in India.

September 22, 2014

Tibetan Student Self-immolates in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

Phayul Lengthig discusses the latest self-immolation in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on September 17 by Lhamo Tashi, 22, a student at a local high school. The self-immolation protest coincided with the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to India last week. Guests: Lhamo Tashi’s uncle in USA, and Geshe Kalsang, a relative in India.

September 15, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping's India Visit

Phayul Lengthig discusses Chinese president Xi Jinping’s schedules visit to India in this week with Kalsang Gyaltsen Bawa, China Analyst and member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile scheduled a special discussion on the Xi Jinping’s visit to India, and issue of Tibet that can't be ignored by Indian leader Modi and Chinese leader Xi’s first ever meeting.

September 08, 2014

Chinese Scholars Addresses Tibetans in NYC

Three Chinese scholars addressed Tibetan residents in New York & New Jersey on their perspectives on Tibet this past Saturday, September 6, 2014. Phayul Lenthig invites Mr. Kunga Tashi, Chinese Liaison Officer from Office Of Tibet, to discuss the significance of this talk.

September 01, 2014

China's Response to Tibetan Self-immolations

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Chinese government’s response to Tibetan self-immolations with an intensified wave of repression that has led to the convictions, detentions without trial, or disappearance of at least 98 Tibetans by using a quasi-legal framework to criminalize them. Guest: Rinchen Tashi, China analyst at the ICT.

August 25, 2014

Leaked Chinese Document Reveals Shootings Behind 2008 Lhasa Protest

Phayul Lengthig discusses the shootings of Tibetans during the Lhasa 2008 Protest that by Chinese security forces in a recently leaked document. Guest: Tsering Gyal, Analyst at the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy based in Dharamsala.

August 18, 2014

Detention of Tibetans in Denma, Karze

Phayul Lengthig discusses the detention of more than two hundred Tibetans in Denma, Karze and death of one at the detention center. Guest: Drime Gyaltsen, Editor of Dhege Online

August 11, 2014

Current Human Rights Situation in Tibet

Phayul Lengthig discusses the current human rights situations inside Tibet. Guest: Tsering Tsomo, Director of the Tibetan Human Rights and Democracy Center.

July 29, 2014

Promotion of Interracial Marriage and Reaction

Phayul Lengthig discusses promotion of interracial marriage by China’s Tibet Autonomous Region’s leader, and reactions by observers inside China and Tibetan exiled communities.

July 21, 2014

Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Meeting

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Tibetan parliamentary delegation’s meeting with 31 members of the Indian parliament from various political parties in New Delhi, from July 14 to 19.  Guest: Chithu Monlam Tharchin, a member of the Tibetan Parliamentary delegation.

July 14, 2014

China Urged to Allow Investigative Team from Tibetan Parliament

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile’s call to Chinese government to allow its delegation to visit Tibet for fact-finding mission. Guest: Pema Juney, Tibetan MP based in Dharamsala, north India.

July 07, 2014

Dalai Lama's Speech for Tibetans Inside Tibet

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Dalai Lama 's speech to Tibetans inside Tibet during his 79th birthday ceremony, about the importance of continued path of Middle Way Approach.  Guest: Pema Dorje, VOA Tibetan Service Staff

July 01, 2014

Intermarriage in Tibet

Chinese officials in Tibet autonomous region regard intermarriage as a safeguard against separatism. Phayul Lengthig invites Bapa Kelsang Gyaltsen, China Analyst in Dharamsala, north India to discuss China's new policy on intermarriage in Tibet.

June 23, 2014

International Day Against Torture

The Department of Health of Central Tibetan Administration, and Gu-Chu-Sum former political prisoner's movement jointly observed the International Day in support of torture victims at the TCV Day School, Dharamsala, North India. Phayul Lengthig invites Ms. Namgyal Dolkar Lhagyari, Vice President of Gu Chu Sum to discuss the significance of observing International Day against Torture.

June 17, 2014

Kalachakra Initiation

Phayul Lengthig discusses Kalachakra Initiation by Setsang Lobsang Palden Rinpoche in Tsoe, Amdo along with Lama Kyap, a native Amdo.

June 10, 2014

Preservation of Tibetan Language

Phayul Lengthig discusses the preservation of Tibetan language and service’s work with Thupten Rabten.

June 02, 2014

Monks of Nyatso Zilkar Monastery Serving Prison Terms

Phayul Lengthig discusses the two Tibetan monks of Nyatso Zilkar monastery who are currently serving prison sentences and their deteriorating health issues due to severe torture in prison and deprivaton of medical facilities. Guest: Tsering Tsomo, Director of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy discusses the conditions of Tibetan political prisoners still in detention.

May 26, 2014

Gepe's Music and Re-detention

Phayul Lengthig discusses Gepe, a famous Tibetan singer from Amdo Ngaba on his music and re-detention that occured this Sunday.

May 19, 2014

Karma Monastery Abbot released, but barred from all religious activities

Phayul Lengthig invited Tsering Tsomo, director of the TCHRD in Dharamsala, to talk about releasing of former Khenpo of Karma Monastery from secret detention after completion of his two years and 6 months prison term.

May 12, 2014

Chinese Mining Project in Zogang County, Chamdo Prefecture

Phayul Lengthig invites Mr. Lobsang, a native Tongabar who resides in Dharamsala, to discuss the ongoing Tibetan protest against Chinese mining project in Zogang County of the Chamdo prefecture in Tibet. Two Tibetan men have stabbed themselves to protest against the mining project in the region. 

May 05, 2014

Eleventh Youth Interfaith Pilgrimage in South India

Phayul Lengthig discusses the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, its 11th Youth Interfaith Pilgrimage in South India, and the 4th Spiritual Film Festival in Bangalore. Guest: Thupten Tsering, Director of the foundation.

April 28, 2014

Monk arrested in Ngaba for solitary protest

Phayul Lengthig discusses the arrest of Lobsang Tenpa, a 19-year-old Tibetan monk, after his solitary protest in the streets of Ngaba County on Saturday. Guest: Ven. Kanyag Tsering, Tibet news coordinator at the Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala.  

April 21, 2014

Situation in Kham Tawu

Phayul Lengthig invites Lobsang Jinpa, a native of Tawo and resident of Dharamsala, to discuss the current situation inside Kham Tawu, Tibet after the latest self-immolation in the region.

April 14, 2014

Hu Yaobang's Policy on Tibet

Phayul Lengthig discusses former Chinese President Hu Yaobang’s policy on Tibet at the 25th anniversary of his dismissal. Guest: Kunga Tashi, China Analyst at the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC.

April 07, 2014

Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Phayul Lengthig discusses Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s situation after 12 years of imprisonment. Guest: Geshe Jamyang Nyima, a relative of Rinpoche in India.

March 31, 2014

Bawa Phuntsok Wangyal

Phayul Lengthig discusses the life of Bawa Phuntsog Wangyal, the founder of the Tibetan Communist Party in the 1930s. Guest: Bawa Kalsang Gyaltsen, a China analyst based in Dharamsala.

March 24, 2014

Political Prisoner Lobsang Goshu from Machu, Amdo

Phayul Lengthig discusses experiences and political activities of the recently deceased political prisoner Lobsang Goshu, from Machu, Amdo. Guest: Jamyang Jinpa, a native Machu who resides in Dharamsala.

March 17, 2014

Two Self-immolations in Tibet

Phayul Lengthig discusses the two self-immolations that took place in Tibet on March 16, 2014. Lobsang Palden of Kirti Monastery, Ngaba, and a monk from Chadhar Monastery, Tsekog.

March 10, 2014

March 10 Tibetan National Uprising Day

Phayul Lengthig discusses  March 10th Tibetan National Uprising Day. Interview with Mr. Ngawang Tenkyong Barshee, a close aide to HH the Dalai Lama in Lhasa during the uprising day.

February 17, 2014

Latest Self-immolation

Phayul Lengthig discusses the death of latest self-immolator Lobsang Dorje and current situation in Ngapa, Amdo.

February 10, 2014

Monlam Dictionary for Mac Computer

Phayul Lengthig invites Ven. Lobsang Monlam, Director of the Monlam Tibetan Information Technology based in Dharamsala, North India to discuss the newly released Monlam Dictionary for Macintosh computers and future releases on App store.

February 03, 2014

Increased Military Presence in Drango

Phayul Lengthig discusses China’s increasing military presence in Drango, Eastern Tibet during the second anniversary of Drango protest on Chinese New Year in 2013.

January 27, 2014

Khenpo Kartse Detention

Phayul Lengthig discusses the releases of 16 Tibetan monks from Japa Monastery in Nangchen, and the detention of Khenpo Kartse since December 6, 2013.

January 20, 2014

TCHRD Annual Report

Phayul Lengthig discusses the 2013 annual report and special report on re-education through labor by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy based in Dharamsala. Guest: Tsering Tsomo, director of the TCHRD.

January 15, 2014

Disappearance of Tibetan Environmentalists in Yushu

Phayul Lengthig discusses the disappearance of two Tibetan environmentalists in Yushu in September and December of last year, and the recent discovery of their detention and whereabouts

January 01, 2014

China Detains Tibetan Monks and Supporters

Phayul Lengthig discusses news coverage of AP’s story of China detaining popular Tibetan monk and supporters, and the current situation in the hometown of Khenpo Karma Tsewang.


Phayul Lengthig A Weekly radio program that turns the focus on what’s happening in Tibet today.

  • Schedule: Monday
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 25
  • Listen:


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