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Historic Tibetan New Year Celebration at the US State Department

State Department Celebrate Tibetan New Year

25.02.2015
The first time ever celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year at the U.S. State Department, was attended by almost a hundred dignitaries, officials, and staff from various government and private organizations based in Washington, DC. More

Audio Amnye Machen in Dharamsala Honors Tibetologist Sperling

Eliot Sperling is an Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at the Indiana University, who also is an expert on the history of Tibet and Tibetan-Chinese relations.

Video Losar Greetings

Kunleng looks at Tibetan New Year greetings from exile Tibetan religious and secular leaders, and invites viewers to share their video and call in greetings.

Audio Tibetans in Australia Focus on Tradition During New Year Celebrations

Local Tibetan leaders say there are at least 1,200 Tibetans living in Australia

Video Smuggled Video Shows The Dalai Lama’s 80th Birth Year Celebrations In Tibet

The practice of celebrating people when they reach the age of 80 is called Kyarton, and is a commonly practiced tradition in the Amdo region of historical Tibet.

Video China Security Buildup Seen in Tibetan Video

Footage given to VOA's Tibetan service shows long line of troop transport vehicles entering town in western Sichuan province

Audio  LTWA Initiates Six-year Tibetan Language and Buddhism Program

"Through this program we aim to offer students the chance to study in depth Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy in a Tibetan environment," says Geshe Lhakdor la, the Director of LTWA.

Audio Security Build up for Losar in Amdo Ngaba

Video shot on Wednesday, February 11, eight days before Losar, the Tibetan Royal New Year, show troops from what appears to be both the PLA and Security Police arriving in Ngaba Township.

Audio Kalon Dicki Chhoyang Concludes U.S. Visit

Chhoyang visited the Tibetan communities of Portland, Seattle, and San Franciso where she briefed the Tibetans on some of the major policies and stances of the Central Tibetan Administration.

Audio Quality of Monastic Population and Quantity of Lay Population

The Dalai Lama talks on the quality of the monastic population during his recent talk to the local Tibetan community in Basel, Switzerland.

Video Interview with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay

The elected leader of the exile Tibetan Administration talks about his current visit to Washington DC, developments in Tibet, and prospects for dialog and resolutions on Tibet with Beijing.

Audio China Opposed to Foreign Nations Welcoming Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, where he sat close to but did not meet with President Obama

Video President Obama Welcomes HH The Dalai Lama At The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Dalai Lama a "good friend'' and an inspiration for freedom. The president, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, a closely watched event in Washington with the lama in the audience, said Tibet's exiled spiritual leader was "a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion and who inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human beings.''

Audio Obama Calls Dalai Lama 'Good Friend', Inspiration

In comments at National Prayer Breakfast, president says Tibet's exiled spiritual leader is a 'powerful example of what it means to practice compassion'

Obama, Dalai Lama to Attend National Prayer Breakfast

White House officials play down suggestions the two will publicly interact at the event, an act sure to rile China

Video Work of Chinese Liaison Officer in United States

The outgoing Chinese liaison officer at the Office of Tibet in Washington DC discusses his work in the last six years to develop understanding and dialog with Chinese scholars, activists, and public.

Video Revised Medicare System of the Central Tibetan Administration

The enrollment of Tibetan exiles in CTA’s Medicare system and the role of USAID financial support in making it work in India and Nepal.

Audio Dalai Lama Arrives in Washington D.C.

The two day visit would include a first time public appearance with U.S. President Barack Obama on February 5th at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.

Audio China Warns US Not to Meet Dalai Lama

White House announces that Obama would deliver remarks at a prayer breakfast that the Dalai Lama will also be attending.

Video Interview with the President of International Campaign for Tibet

Matteo Mecacci discusses his first year heading up the organization and his plans for the work of ICT.

Audio Tibetans Arrested After Land Grab Protest in China

The protest took place Wednesday around 11am local time in Chengdu outside the Jin Jiang hotel, where local officials were attending a provincial Communist Party meeting.

Audio China Announces Decision to Increase Urban Tibetan Population by 30 Percent

London based Free Tibet believes the huge influx of Chinese migrant workers are offered incentives by their government to move to Tibet.

Video Environmental Destruction in Tibet and Rest of Asia

The rampant mining, dam building, and pollution induced glacier melt in Tibet impacts over a billion people in South and South East Asia.

Audio Dalai Lama Urges Non-violence and Secularism to Indian Students

The school run by Hindu Education Society founded by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati.

Audio Dharamsala Observes Indian Republic Day

This day marks the date on which the constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950.

Audio DIIR Mobile Photo Exhibition on Tibet Concludes in Delhi

"The main aim of this mobile photo exhibition is to highlight and inform the Indian university students of the current Tibetan situation," says Tsering Wangdue, Department of Information and International Relations.

Video Study and Pursuit of Science in Tibetan Society

Tibetan Scientific Society is a newly formed organization in India that provides guidance for Tibetan students pursuing the sciences.

Audio Dalai Lama Addresses RML Hospital Medical Staff

A talk on promotion of human values in the interest of human happiness and the fostering of inter-religious harmony was given to a crowd of doctors, nurses, and students.

Video Tibetans Helping Tibetans

Kunleng discusses the growing trend of exile Tibetan individuals and groups extending aid and support to exile Tibetan communities and projects in India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Video Author Explains Tibet’s River Crisis

Michael Buckley describes China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia.

Audio China Begins Railway Construction Towards Disputed Indian Border

China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), and experts say that this project is doomed to raise Indian security concerns.

Audio Tibetans Install Buddha Amitabha Statue at Nighambodh Delhi Cemetery

The statue was installed on the largest and busiest cremation ground of Delhi, where 50 - 60 Hindu and Buddhist funeral rites are carried out daily.

Audio Historic Reform Of The Sakya School Of Tibetan Buddhism

Sakya is one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and its head throne has been historically held for a life term, alternatively by the eldest sons of the two Sakya Palaces for the last one thousand years.

Audio Indian Human Right's Group Discusses China's Tibet Policy

The conference was organized by the Human Rights Defense International (HRDI) based in Delhi, India.

Audio "Meltdown in Tibet" a Film and Book Launch in Delhi

The Canadian writer and environmentalist Michael Buckley has long been involved in researches on Tibet and is the author of a number of books on Tibet.

Audio Gyalwa Karmapa’s Escape from Tibet

The departure of Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorjee from Tibet in 1999, and the dangers and obstacles they had to overcome in order to finally reach Dharamsala are discussed.

Video Dalai Lama’s Lamrim Teaching in South India

The commentaries on Lamrim (The 18 Great Stages of the Path) took place at the Ganden Jangtse Monastery in Mundgod, South India between December 23-28, 2014

Audio Prominent Tibetan Writer Takes On Facebook

Poet, rights activist says social-media company's politically motivated censorship led to removal of her post about a Tibetan protest

Audio Lobsang Sangay Presides Over Global Tibetan Entrepreneurship Conference in Mundgod

The two-day conference includes interactive sessions with Tibetan entrepreneurs from various sectors including real estate, hospitality, education, and IT.

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Headline News Feb 26, 2015i
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Monlam Chenmo: The Great Prayer Festivali
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25.02.2015
Kunleng speaks with Yangtring Rinpoche, Kucharpa at Ganden Phodrang about the origin, development and significance of Monlam Chenmo, its connection with Lharam Geshe degree, and the development of Monlam traditions of other Tibetan Buddhist schools in exile.
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Video Monlam Chenmo: The Great Prayer Festival

Kunleng speaks with Yangtring Rinpoche, Kucharpa at Ganden Phodrang about the origin, development and significance of Monlam Chenmo, its connection with Lharam Geshe degree, and the development of Monlam traditions of other Tibetan Buddhist schools in exile.
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Video Telo Rinpoche: New HHDL Representative to Moscow

Kunleng speaks with Telo Rinpoche, to discuss his plans and priorities in his new role as the Dalai Lama’s Representative in Moscow which also involves engagement with many Buddhist communities in Mongolia, Russia and the commonwealth of independent states.
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Video Losar Greetings

Kunleng looks at Tibetan New Year greetings from exile Tibetan religious and secular leaders, and invites viewers to share their video and call in greetings
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Video Official Celebration of Losar - Tibetan New Year

Kunleng presents videos of how Tibetan Officials celebrated Losar in pre-occupation Tibet and how the traditions are continued in exile with commentary by Jhador Rinpoche, Abbot of Gyudtoe Monastery, and Lobsang Samten, Artistic Director of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
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Video Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy’s 2014 Annual Report

Kunleng interviews Tsering Gyal, researcher at Dharamsala based TCHRD, on the just published report from the rights group that point to a marked deterioration in conditions in Tibetan despite claims of reforms made by the Chinese rulers in Tibet.
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CYBER TIBET

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Cyber Tibet Feb 20, 2015i
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20.02.2015
protests by Tibetan netizens against the removal of a respected Tibetan school principle falsely accused of corruption, a Tibetan school that has reopened following strong complaints by local Tibetans, introduces a Kickstarter project ‘Dreams in Thin Air’, a graphic novel about a young man's dream to become coach for Tibet's first football team, speaks with Dr Yangbum Gyal on a hot online discussion on the ill effects of junk food...
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Video Cyber Tibet Feb 20, 2015

protests by Tibetan netizens against the removal of a respected Tibetan school principle falsely accused of corruption, a Tibetan school that has reopened following strong complaints by local Tibetans, introduces a Kickstarter project ‘Dreams in Thin Air’, a graphic novel about a young man's dream to become coach for Tibet's first football team, speaks with Dr Yangbum Gyal on a hot online discussion on the ill effects of junk food...
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Video Kunleng News Feb 6, 2015

Cyber Tibet looks at reactions by Tibetan netizens to the 26th anniversary of the 10th Panchen Lama’s death, reviews the readership of news in Tibetan and Chinese language on the new Tibetan film “River“, an entry in the Berlin International Film Festival, an online video of Tibetans protesting unlawful fishing in a lake in Amdo by local officials, speaks with Dhondup Dolma on her online writings,

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