Monday 2014/09/01

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


August 27, 2014

SFT Reviewing its Programs and Strategy Going Forward

Bayul Tsepa, Director, Communications and Development, SFT talks on the on-going efforts made by the new board to outreach the student community in various schools, colleges, universities, and Tibetan communities, to formulate effective policies and programs to meet the various challenges. Tsepa said that besides working to educate and mobilize the student community, the group finds ways to counter propaganda spread by the Chinese government.

August 14, 2014

Three Day Summer Retreat Program on Tibetan Culture in Connecticut

Interview with Ngodup Phuntsok and Tenzin Woeden, two of the fourteen participants of the just-concluded three day summer retreat program for Tibetan youth (Aug 7-10), held at the DNKL, Tibetan Buddhist Center, Connecticut. Phuntsok tells Youth and Education that everyone found the program useful, and served as a motivation for the participants to pay more attention to their language and Buddhist culture.

August 07, 2014

Minnesota RTYC organized a Tibet Learning Camp for High and Middle Schoolers

Interview with Tenzin Tsetan, organizer of the three-day camping for Tibetan children in MN, where she talks about their first Tibet Learning Camp attended by 14 Tibetan children – 7 Middle Schoolers and 7 High Schoolers, ages 14-17. They camped out in a public park for three nights, and had filled each day with activities to help the kids become familiar with Tibetan culture, language, and customs, interspersed by games and sports.

July 24, 2014

Essay Contest for Young Tibetans in North America

Interview with Ngawang Yonten, Special Assistant, Office of Tibet, Washington, D.C. on the upcoming events to be organized by the Office of Tibet, starting with the just-publicized announcement on an Essay Contest for young Tibetans in North America on the topic: “What Does the Dalai Lama Mean To Me?” Yonten said that the Essay Contest is open to any Tibetan in North America, ages 18-35, with the deadline being October 1, 2014. The essay can be written in any of the three languages – Tibetan, English, or Chinese. Yonten also said that the Office of Tibet makes extra effort to reach out to the younger generation via the social media, and their programs such as the workshops on Introducing Buddhism, Conferences of Tibetan language teachers and executive members of the 30 Tibetan Associations in North America at the end of August.

July 17, 2014

33rd Kalachakra Ladakh Youth Volunteers

Interview with Delhi College student, Rigzin Palgon, who headed the Student Volunteers Groups at the just-concluded Kalachakra in Ladakh, India. Palgon said that over six hundred college students from four major Indian cities volunteered to serve the over 160,000 participants of the 33rd Kalachakra bestowed by the Dalai Lama in remote Ladakh, India. He said that the student groups handled all the registration, information sharing, care of the elderly, as well as helping with donation collection, security, and reception. The young volunteers’ service was well received by the public, and the Dalai Lama personally commented that their service enabled the large congregation to receive the Kalachakra more comfortably and conveniently. Palgon further added that he felt most grateful to be a part of this rare event.

July 10, 2014

Dalai Lama’s 79th Birthday Celebration

Interview with Chodak Lekshay from Philadelphia, and Tenzin Gyaltsen from San Francisco. Lekshay said that the Tibetan community in his area, after the successful July parade, had a most traditional and colorful ceremony to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday with the whole community and its friends. He said he even played the CD where the Dalai Lama is heard saying, “the best birthday gift for me is to develop a warm heart”. Gyaltsen said that the Tibetan community in the Bay area too had a big ceremony to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s Birthday on Sunday, July 6, and that unlike any other previous years, they had a record number of guests belonging to other ethnicities including Mongolians and Chinese. Both Lekshay and Gyaltsen said that the best way to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday is to follow all his guidance and advice given over the past many years.

July 04, 2014

Youth-Initiated Weekly Tibetan Language Class Still Going Strong

Interview with Chemi Dolkar from Connecticut and Tenzin Dechen from Washington. D.C. Dolkar had initiated the effort to encourage and recruit other youth who were eager to learn or brush up their skills in Tibetan language: speaking, reading, and  writing. The program is three years old. Dolkar said that the program is participated by about 20 young people from the U.S, Italy, Australia, and India. The program takes place every Saturday morning, online using latest apps, with their teacher based in NYC. Tenzin Dechen, who is also a participant, said that he learned about the program from facebook and has stuck with it ever since. He said the program has helped him improve his Tibetan language tremendously, and recommends the program to all who want to improve their Tibetan language skills.

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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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