Friday 2014/07/25

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
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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.


June 25, 2014

TAFM Awards Scholarship to Two High School Seniors

Interview with Kalsang Phuntsok, Director, Education Committee of Tibetan Foundation of MN, (TAFM) and Tenzin Palkyi, one of the two recipients of Aftab Hasnain Scholarship for 2014. Phuntsok said that TAFM has been giving this scholarship, named after the late son of the donor, since 2000, and that they have a very thorough selection process to name the 2 winners every year. Palkyi, who obtained a GPA of 3.7 and already enrolled to pursue Pharmacy in college said that she is very proud and excited about getting the scholarship, and thanks her family and the mentoring program of the TAFM that has helped her. Palkyi came to the United States in 2012 after completing her grade 10 in India.


June 19, 2014

Young Tibetan Interns at Canadian Parliamentary Offices

Interview with this year’s parliamentary office interns in Canada, Tenzin Chogkyi, Tenzin Tsundue, and Dawa Norbu. Chogkyi, interning at MP Trottier’s office, is most impressed by the opportunity and the access she obtained in contacting aids, staff, and members of the Parliament. She said that this year’s interns also made Tibet issue a focal point, and that this kind of internship for young Tibetans is in its 6th year running and only in Canada. Tsundue too is grateful of the opportunity and urges other young Tibetans to join the internship, while Dawa Norbu, who immigrated from Arunachal Pradesh, India, last year, says he enjoyed working and interacting with people in the various offices of the Canadian Parliament and found the program most worthwhile.


June 12, 2014

Major Events of Life of Buddha and Study of Buddhism

Interview with Venerable Tenzin Deshek, Spiritual Director, Losel Matre Tibetan Buddhist Center in Birmingham, AL. Ven. Deshek said that this current Tibetan month, saga dawa, being the holiest month in the Tibetan Calendar, presents the most opportune time to study and practice the Buddha Dharma, because of the extensive merits such practices bring. Relating the twelve main events of Buddha Shakyamuni’s life, he said that these days, the youth have easy access to any books, internet, and that it is important to understand the teachings of the Buddha to properly practice it in one’s daily life.

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 youngtibetans@voanews.com


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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