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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.
Chinese authorities have arrested a Tibetan monk from Nyitso Monastery and sentenced a Tibetan singer in Nagchu Prefecture to a three and half year prison term.
Chinese authorities have arrested a Tibetan monk from Nyitso Monastery in Tawu County, and sentenced a Tibetan singer from Driru County in Nagchu Prefecture to a three and half year prison term.
"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.
7.3-magnitude quake, followed by at least six aftershocks, hits early Tuesday afternoon, causing landslides, collapsing buildings
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.
Jigme Samten, about 30 years of age from Ngog Gyalmo Monastery was a participant in a 2008 protest against China's repressive policies towards the Tibetans.
"21st Century will never be a Century of Asia without Buddhism," says India's Prime Minister while addressing the celebration gathering, organized by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).
Tashi Lamsang, a resident of Dharamsala tells VOA's Tibetan Service that he had received the news from a reliable source in Tibet, and that the ten Tibetan local leaders had previously approached the local authorities pleading them to discontinue the road construction.
There are widespread reports of damage to people's houses and properties on either side of Nepal Tibet border area (Dham) and almost all the area in the border regions were badly affected by earthquake.
The prayer service, jointly organized by the Tibetan Welfare Office in Delhi and the Samyeling Tibetan Colony Head was attended by hundreds of Tibetans living in the area who recited prayers of Zangchod Monlam and Dhemon.
According to China's state run media, some 24,800 people have been relocated from the affected areas which includes the worst affected areas like Kyirong and Nyam. Report also indicate that the quake toppled 1,206 houses and destroyed 9,974.
As a token of solidarity with the people of Nepal, the Dalai Lama have asked his trust to make a donation towards the rescue and relief efforts.
The nexus of communist party officials, businesses, and security apparatuses in enabling land grabs with none to low compensations to local Tibetans in places like Thangkor, Dzoge County, and Ngapa.
Ever since his abduction, no one from the outside world, including the United Nations and Amnesty International has had access to learn about the whereabouts of the boy, who turns 26 this Friday.
Lobsang Sangay shared stories of some of the wealthiest business tycoons such as Ford and Gates, whose commitment towards philanthropy were exemplary, and requested the present members of TCC to implement these model in the Tibetan society.
Despite being the most dammed country in the world, China has plans to build more dams on the rivers originating from Tibet to meet the energy and water supply need of the Chinese towns and cities.
Contributions of 1500 Indian Rupees will be made to 80 elders in financially destitute settlements in India.
Lomig, 27 is the pen name of Jo Jamyang, a prolific young writer from Meruma, a township within the Ngaba and Qiang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima at the young age of six was recognized as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama, and within days of this announcement, he was abducted.
Speaking on the life and works of Tibet's spiritual leader, Professor Narkyid said that he was surprised to see the inherent compassionate nature and inclination to truth and justice of the Dalai Lama even at a young age.
Beijing claims it is disappointed that the Dalai Lama remains committed to 'Middle Way' - which he says merely seeks genuine autonomy for Himalayan Tibet region.
Similar accusations have been denied in the past, and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has called the deaths sad and ineffective in changing Chinese policy.
Beijing criticized the Dalai Lama's proposed 'Middle Way Approach' as a deceptive attempt to 'create a state within a state'
Ngaba county, once part of the Tibetan province of Amdo, but located today in the Chinese province of Sichuan, is the epicenter of the Tibetan self-immolation protests which started there in 2009 and has since witnessed the most number of such protests.
Swimming is an important safety skill for those living near the ocean and a way to adapt to Australian culture
The current throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism whose spiritual masters became teachers to Kublai Khan and later Mongol rulers, and who ruled Tibet in the 13th and 14th centuries,discusses the revolutionary new system of leadership transition announced in the Fall of 2014.
Yegha, 47, a native of Draksur Village in Tsogo Township of Drago County circumambulated the Karze monastery before setting herself on fire at Kubumshab.
"The campaign will highlight the Chinese law on medical parole through signature campaign, submitting appeals to foreign missions including the European Union," says the Grassroots Campaign Coordinator of SFT-India.
Shokjung is the pen name of Druklo, a prolific young writer from Gengya, a township within the Labrang district in Amdo, who writes heartfelt prose and poetry that look at life in Tibet today.
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have invited the Dalai Lama to visit the island, but an official said Colombo was unlikely to allow it.
A highly respected lama in Lithang county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture was arrested in April 2002.
The Shoton (Yogurt) festival celebrates the Tibetan heritage of Opera, Ache Lhamo.