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VOA Interviews North America Chithue Candidates

Second North American Exile Tibetan Parliamentary Candidate Debate Held In Virginia

06.02.2016
The six candidates are Tashi Namgyal, Pema Chagzoetsang, Tsewang Rinzin, Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, Kalsang GGT, and Tenzin Rangdol. More

Audio Election Commission Announces Final Candidates for 2016 Election

Shosur Sonam Choephel read out incumbent Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and Penpa Tsering, Speaker for the Exile Parliament as the two candidate for 2016.

Audio India Offers Training, Funding to Spur Growth in Tibetan Entrepreneurs

TED program aims to be an agent of change by assisting in development of self-sustaining businesses to alleviate economic difficulties.

Health Organization Stresses Preventive Actions Against Zika Virus

Virus has caused alarm because it is suspected to cause severe brain damage in newborns, Guillain-Barre syndrome and other auto-immune and neurological disorders

Audio Dalai Lama Leaves India for Medical Check-up in US

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama left India today for the United States where he is scheduled to undergo prostate treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by a period of rest from the end of January 2016 for approximately one month.

Audio Wrap-up of Special Coordinator Sarah Sewall’s Visit to Dharamsala

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Sarah Sewall concluded her two-day visit to  Dharmsala, the seat of the Tibetan exile central administration.

China Publishes 'Verified Living Buddha' List

However, the spiritual cataloguing scheme has already been criticized as a means of further controlling Tibetan affairs. "This living Buddha database and the whole policy toward reincarnation is clearly a pre-emptive move by the government to control what happens after this Dalai Lama," Amnesty

Europe Chithues Launch Future-of-Tibet Initiative

The two exile Tibetan Parliament members from Europe have launched a website called ‘Future-of-tibet.org’ to petition and disseminate information regarding Tibetan community in the West. The website claims that the aim of the initiative is to, “strengthen the Tibetan communities in Europe and to str

Audio Sikyong Sangay Speaks To Students At Chiba University In Japan

Sikyong Sangay discussed the situation in Tibet at Chiba Institute of Technology on Monday, 11 January as part of his effort to raise awareness on Tibet during his visit to Japan.

Audio Second North American Exile Tibetan Parliamentary Candidate Debate Held In Virginia

The 16th Tibetan Parliament’s North America Chidthue debate took place on Saturday at the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Audio Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre Holds 5th International PEN Tibet Congress

The 5th International PEN Tibet Congress held its inaugural function this morning in Dharamsala. The chief guests at the function were Tashi Tsering, Director of Amnye Machen Research Center, and Thupten Samphel, Director of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Tibet Policy Institute. Tashi Tseri

Audio Lobsang Sangay Delivers Acharya Kripalani Memorial Lecture

Dr. Subash C Kashyab chaired the memorial lecture, where over 200 academicians, politicians, artists, social activists, and supporters of Tibet were in attendance.

Audio Kranti to Release Dalai Lama Comic Book in Tibetan

The press conference was held at the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla in Delhi on December 29, 2015.

Audio China: Subsidized Tibetan “Middle Class Society” Would Stabilize Region

Andrew Fischer, an economist who has done extensive studies on the development in Tibet, says that the way China carries out development in Tibet is through government subsidies, not with a goal of self-sustainability.

Audio I Am Not Joking About Female Reincarnation, Says Dalai Lama

Tibet's spiritual leader said that scientist have proven that women are more warm hearted, and that kindness and warm-heartedness are going to be the key factors in leading and molding the future world.

Audio Dalai Lama in Frames: Exhibition Opens in Delhi

"The photographs depict the Dalai Lama's inclusive message of compassion and religious harmony in India," says Thupten Tsewang, the manager of the foundation.

Audio Mind and Life Conference Begins at Sera Monastery

Around 900 people from 16 countries are taking part in the XXXth Mind and Life Conference held in South India.

Audio Paris Climate Accord's Significance On Tibet

This week’s 'Table Talk' discusses the significance of the recent climate accord held in Paris and its impact on the environment of Tibet and the world.

Audio Dalai Lama Gives Teaching on Eight Great Tantric Commentaries of Gyudmey Monastery

The teaching, mostly practiced by the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism was attended by devotees from around the world, including Sakya Trizin, the head of Sakya Sect.

Audio Video Installation Exhibition on Self-Immolation in Tibet

The installation titled, "Burning Against the Dying of the Light" was of short edited video films on the issue of Tibet, particularly on 149 self-immolations that have taken place in Tibet, Nepal, and India.

Audio Dharamsala Tibetans Commemorate 26th Noble Peace Prize Day

Mrs. Sarwin Choudhary, former minister and present MLA of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh was the chief guest along with CTA leaders, staff members, heads of Dharamsala organizations including ITFA advisor Mr. Ram Swaroop.

Audio Tibetans in Hunsur Offer Golden Lamp to Dalai Lama

The function was attended by HC Mahadevappa, the PWD Minister of Karnataka state; HP Manjunath, MLA of Hunsur; Hollywood actor Richard Gere along with Sakya Trizin and Gaden Tripa.

Audio Climate Change and Human Health in Tibet

The report said that the mosquitoes found in Lhasa included “pure mosquitoes” and “hybrids”, some of which are the types that carry diseases such as Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, and urticaria.

Audio Tibetans Holding Handwritten Travel Document Facing Problem

Tibetans holding Identity Certificate (IC) issued by the Indian Government as a travel document have recently faced inconveniences traveling abroad as the document was non-machine readable.

Video Tibetan Lone Protestor Arrested in Kardze

The footage surfacing the net shows Sangye throwing small prayer leaflets in the air and calling for the Dalai Lama’s long life.

Video Dharamsala Observes World Aids Day

Campaigns were organized to create awareness about the cause and prevention of the disease through skits, while distributing free condoms and pamphlets, and providing free blood test services.

Audio Exhibition on Buddhist Perspective of Inner Harmony Held in New Delhi

The photos taken by renowned American artist Jon Kolkin were exhibited under the theme 'Inner Harmony'

Audio Coexisting and Flourishing: A Round Table Discussion By TCCR

Sonam Dechen, Associate Director says that the discussion aims to bring local Indian and Tibetan leaders together in facilitating a platform to reflect and identify lessons that can strengthen the friendship shared for decades between Indians and Tibetans, in order to build a supportive community.

Audio Tibetan NGOs Organize Tibet Climate Rally in Delhi

The rally organized by the International Tibet Network, Tibetan Women's Association, and Students For a Free Tibet - India were held on November 29.

Researchers: Tibetan Glacial Melt Threatens Billions

Chinese scientists say Tibetan Plateau, the 'roof of the world,' may soon lose most of its glacier and permafrost, dramatically affecting Asia's water supply

Audio Indian Language Festival Invites Tibetan Writers And Poets

In the presence of around 100 Indian writers, poets, folk artistes, and musicians, Bhuchung D Sonam, Tenzin Tsundue, and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa recited poems on their nostalgia, ambivalence, and struggle for a free Tibet.

Video Tibetan Monk Runs Charity For Poor and Discarded Destitute of Human Society

Tong-Len Charitable trust has helped more than 250 students with education, sheltered around 100 in the hostel, and assisted over 3000 people from three districts in Himachal with health care.

Video PEN International Unveils Book on Living Conditions of Tibetan Writers in Chinese Prison

Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN was established in Dharamsala in the year 1999, and currently has 68 members, mostly based in India but also spreads across Europe and the United States.

Video US Lawmakers Wary of Progress After Tibet Visit

Rep. Jim McGovern said he and fellow lawmakers 'too often' heard characterizations of Tibet and the Dalai Lama that reflected old.

Audio India Tibet Support Group Protest China for Free Tibet

"Our organization's aim is to work for free Tibet and India's security. Since the occupation of Tibet by China, we are compelled to spend billions to defend our borders. This was not the situation when Tibet was an independent nation," says President Goel.

Audio After Tibet Visit, US Lawmakers Air Concerns

The lawmakers expressed concerns regarding "freedom of religion and expression for the Tibetan people; the preservation of Tibet’s unique cultural, religious and linguistic heritage; and diplomatic and public access to Tibet."

Audio Senior US Lawmaker Visits Tibet, Holds Talks in Beijing

Nancy Pelosi met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, after a tour of Tibet.

Audio Dalai Lama Addresses Tibetan Participants of Quantum Physics and Madhyamika Conference

The Dalai Lama urged the Tibetan monk scholars to pay equal importance into studying science subjects in the monasteries.

Audio Democratic Leader Pelosi Heads Rare US Delegation to Tibet

Few details are known about Pelosi's trip, which was not announced beforehand; China's Foreign Ministry describes visit as part of 'normal exchange' between the two countries

Audio Dalai Lama Participates Quantum Physics and Madhyamika Conference in Delhi

Scientists and philosophers from Europe, USA, India and Tibetan monk scholars were invited to the conference, including Professor Arthur G. Zajonc and Professor Bob Thurman from USA, Professor Michel Bitbol from France, Professor N. Mukunda from Bangalore India, among others.

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