Saturday 2015/10/10

Radio / Youth & Education

Pema Dechen Gorap invites guests to discuss topics of interest to young people in this live call-in radio program every Thursday.

  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Local Time: 1000
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Listen: MP3


September 03, 2015

North American-Tibetan Voter Registration up by 30%

Interview Ngawang Yonten, Assistant Election officer in North America, for the 2015-16 Tibetan Sikyong and Chitue Elections. Yonten said that another phase of the upcoming elections of October 2015 and March 2016 is over since the Voter registration is completed. He said that this year the voter registration saw an increase of 30% from the year 2011. He also said that there is a lot of enthusiasm among Tibetans for the election but also quite a bit of misinformation and misunderstanding of the process.

September 03, 2015

Geographic Information System & Mapping with Tsering Shawa

Interview with Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Map Librarian & Lecturer at Princeton University, NJ. Shawa said that GIS is a study field which has real good prospect for future careers as well as potential for a wide range of interesting and useful services. Shawa suggests that students should study Maths and other related subjects like Geography, Geology, and Ecology while in High School and College. He also asks young Tibetans, who are interested in this field, to make sure to complete their courses and participate in activities such as meetings and seminars to further their education.

August 22, 2015

Tibetan Monks Bringing Healing Touch As They Travel Across The U.S.

Interview with Geshe Thupten Loden, Spokesman for Drepung Loseling Monks’s Mystical Arts of Tibet Tour. Geshe Loden talks about their current activities as they reached Houston, Texas on Wednesday, Aug 18. Geshe la said that the Medicine Buddha mandala they create in most of the places they visit is appreciated by all who come to view it and to hear their chanting and explanation. He also said that by this activity, they are directly able to help in healing the ailments and the environment they visit. Besides constructing mandala, the monks also engage in talks, ritual dances, and community art programs.

August 15, 2015

Culture Education Through Songs and Dances

Interview with Nelung Tsering Topden, widely acclaimed Tibetan singer based in Switzerland, on his work and passion. Nelung talked about his special efforts in teaching young Tibetans authentic, traditional music, and his observation of younger generation Tibetan's interest in reviving the old classical Tibetan performing arts. He said that parents should take the responsibility and encourage their children to sing simple folk songs early in life to avoid difficulty in learning Tibetan songs and music later in life. However, he admitted that one major hurdle he faces these days is the growing number of young folks who cannot read or speak the Tibetan language.

July 31, 2015

Young Tibetan Musician On iTunes

Toronto based musician singer Tenzin Choegyal says that by selling his songs on iTunes for 99 cents per song, he and others like him are protected from piracy in the small Tibetan market. He told VOA that his new album, “Yeshi Norbu Vol 2” is being released to mark the Dalai Lama’s Birthday, and that it’s a way for him to express his gratitude to the Dalai Lama for all the good he is doing in the world.

July 03, 2015

Young Rangdol Launches his Campaign for North America Chitue

Interview with Tenzin Rangdol from San Francisco, California where he talks about his determination to serve as one of the next two representatives of Tibetan-Americans in the 16th Tibetan parliament in exile. He tells VOA that he considers his effort as a duty of his generation (millennials) to help continue and advance all the achievements in working for Tibet and Tibetans. He added that he stands for honesty, integrity, accountability and actions, and is welcoming any and all suggestions to do better, with an open mind. The preliminary election will be held in October of this year.

June 27, 2015

Best Birthday Gift would be Studying Tibetan language and Buddhism, says the Dalai Lama

During the two-day grand 80th Birthday celebrations to honor the Dalai Lama, (on June 21, 2015, at the main cathedral in Dharamsala) for all his noble deeds globally with his message of love, kindness, compassion, peace, and harmony within different communities and religious traditions, the Dalai Lama gave a special message to the youth, to study Buddhism, and to study Tibetan language in order to fully appreciate the essence of Buddhism.

Pema Dechen Gorap  invites young Tibetans to discuss topics of interest to Tibetan youth in this live call-in radio program. Listeners can call in and participate in the show every Thursday. Emails are always welcome and will be addressed on upcoming shows. Contact youth & education at

To participate in the Live Show from Tibet and China, Call:108888 - 866 - 837 - 5159 and from elsewhere around the world, Call: + 1- 202 - 619-3774

  • Schedule: Thursdays
  • Local Time: 1000
  • UTC Time: 1400
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Listen: MP3

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