Wednesday 2015/07/01

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Former US President Invites Dalai Lama to Bush Center in Texas

Dalai Lama Meets Former President Bush

01.07.2015
The public event is jointly hosted by the George W. Bush Presidential Center and SMU in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. More

Audio VOA Tibetan Offers Millions Of Viewers Rare Glimpse Of Dalai Lama’s ‘Long Life Ceremony’

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.

Audio Dharamsala Holds First International Gelug Conference

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.

Audio CTA Launches Video Message for Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday

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.

Audio Gyaton Tenshug for the 80th Birth Year of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

A 4 hour live satellite television broadcast of the Tenshug offering and after ceremonies from the main temple of Tsuklag-khang in Dharamsala, Northern India.

Audio Tibetan Protesters in Switzerland Disrupt Beijing’s Bid to 2022 Winter Olympic

China's foreign ministry condemned Wednesday's protest in Switzerland calling it, 'provocative'.

Audio Team Mundgod Takes 21st GCM Championship

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.

China's Panchen Lama Vows to Uphold National Unity

Gyaltsen Norbu tells President Xi Jinping he backed national unity and would strive to meet Communist Party's expectations

Audio China Warns Relief Aid Cut to Tibetan Villagers Refusing to Relocate

The villagers are reportedly living in tents that are set up on their barley fields, creating farther delay in barley planting.

Audio Tibetans of Mixed Parentage Annual Gathering Concludes in Zurich

The gatherings provide an opportunity for Tibetans of mixed heritage to meet, share experiences, and engage in conversation about their identity and culture.

Audio Tibetan Center for Human Rights Issues New Report on Tibetan Nomads

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.

Audio I Will Not Accept Regent of Dalai Lama, Says Drukpa Rinpoche

He said that only the Dalai Lama has the authority to decide his reincarnation.

Audio Impact of Nepal Earthquake in Tibet Trivialized by Chinese Propaganda

News from the other side of the Mount Everest had to come exclusively through China’s state-run media outlet, since social networking websites such as facebook are restricted and foreign reporters aren't allowed inside Tibet.

Audio Dalai Lama Urges Suu Kyi to Act on Persecuted Rohingya Minority

“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.

Audio Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates to Protest Repression

36 year old Sangye Tso, a mother of two, carried out her self-immolation around 4AM on May 27, in front of a Chinese security and re-education building located within the compound of Choparshing monastery.

Audio International Rangzen Conference Passes Four Point Resolution

Resolutions were on the Tibetan freedom struggle, critical situation inside Tibet, unity among Tibetans in exile, and on garnering international support.

Audio Father of Four Self-Immolates in Kham Tawu

Tenzin Gyatso, around 35 years of age, and a father of four, self immolated outside a government meeting hall in Khangsar town of Tawu county around 8pm local time.

Video 20th Anniversary of Panchen Lama’s State Sponsored Disappearance by PRC Government

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.

Audio China Arrests Tibetan Monk in Tawu, Sentences Popular Singer from Driru

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.

Video China Arrests a Monk and Sentences a Popular Singer

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.

Audio Tibetans and Supporters Organize Global Solidarity Campaign for Panchen 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.

Audio ICT Raises 80,000 USD for Nepal Quake Victims

“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.

Multimedia 24 Killed as Quake Rocks Nepal

7.3-magnitude quake, followed by at least six aftershocks, hits early Tuesday afternoon, causing landslides, collapsing buildings

Audio Monks and Nuns Operate Highly Effective Relief Work In Nepal

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.

Audio India's New Government May Change Their Stand on Tibet

“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.

Audio TWA Convenes 11th 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"

Audio Tibetan Relief and Rehabilitation Response for Nepal Quake Victims

Earthquake specific solidarity activities that are organized in different parts of the United States, spearheaded by local Tibetan NGOs and organizations are discussed.

Audio Sikyong Releases Tibetan Translation of 'Authenticating Tibet'

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.

Audio Indigenous and Diaspora Tibetans Show Support and Solidarity for Quake Victims

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.

Audio China Releases Tibetan Monk Following Four Year Prison Term

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.

Audio PM Narendra Modi Attends Buddha Purnima Celebration

"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).

Audio Tibetans Arrested After Mining Protest in Kham Gonjo

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.

Audio People on Both Areas of Tibet Nepal Border Devastated by Recent Quake: Update

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.

Audio Tibetans in Delhi Hold Prayer Service and Collect Donations for Nepal

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.

Audio Many Border Areas in Tibet Hit Hard by Nepal Quake and Aftershocks

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.

Audio CTA Offers Special Prayer for Nepal Earthquake Victims

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.

Video Land Grab in Thangkor by Local Chinese Authority Sparks Protest

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.

Audio Disappeared Since Age Six, Panchen Lama Turns 26

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.

Audio Tibetan Chamber for Commerce Begins Tenth Annual Meeting

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.

Audio Price of Damming Tibet’s Rivers

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.

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Kunleng discusses the goals and future mission of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism delegates at the first International Geluk Symposium. Guest: Atuk Tsetan, Geluk Representative from Dharamsala
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Kunleng discusses the goals and future mission of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism delegates at the first International Geluk Symposium. Guest: Atuk Tsetan, Geluk Representative from Dharamsala
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Video Tenshug and Gyaton Wrap Up

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A 4 hour Live satellite television broadcast of the Tenshug offering and after ceremonies for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birth year from the main temple of Tsuklagkhang in Dharamsala, Northern India.
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