Thursday 2014/04/24

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


April 16, 2014

2014 Summer Tibetan Study Program at Sarah College

Interview with Kasur Lobsang Nyandak, Executive Director, Tibet Fund, on its upcoming summer program for Tibetan youth over 17 years of age. Nyandak said that the month-long program starts on July 1 and those interested in joining it should apply to his office by June 1. He also said the program is the first of its type, and a result of Tibet Fund collaborating with College of Higher Studies, Sarah, near Dharamsala, India. The program will provide an opportunity to young Tibetans, born or brought up in the west to the Tibetan culture, history and civilization, and hopes that the students will gain an in-depth understanding of their cultural heritage by participating in the program. Nyandak said that early applicants have already contacted the Tibet Fund for this program, and expects more applicants to come in the days and weeks ahead. The program will accept only 30 students on a first-come, first- served basis.

April 10, 2014

Tibetan Medicare System Enters its Third Year

Interview with Tsegyal Dranyi, Additional Secretary, Department of Health of the Central Tibetan Administration on the first ever Tibetan medical insurance program. Dranyi said that the medicare system providers need to reach out to more Tibetan communities in diaspora so that all will be benefited by it. He said that his department, local health workers, and community leaders are doing everything to educate about the program (which just entered its third year on April 1), and hopes that there will be a better and sustained response, particularly from the poorer and weaker sections of the population.

April 03, 2014

Experience of Participating in Tibet Lobby Day 2014 (March 31 - April 1, 2014)

Interview with three participants of the just-concluded Tibet Lobby Day - Lhakpa Dolma from Washington State, Kalsang Dorjee from Utah, and Dhondup Tsering from California. All three of them said that this is their first time participating in the Tibet Lobby day, organized by the International Campaign for Tibet. Dolma said that she was quite nervous in the beginning, but the training provided by ICT and the guidance of fellow participants helped overcome that, and enjoyed lobbying for Tibet. Dorjee too enjoyed being on the hill for two days and said that he is impressed by the way the United States Congressional offices treated them. Dhondup said he gained much experience, and would recommend other young Tibetans to be more active and take advantage of such opportunities available in this free country.

March 27, 2014

A Preview of Tibet Lobby Day 2014

Interview with Tencho Gyatso, Tibet Lobby Day Coordinator, ICT, on the upcoming 2014 Tibet Lobby Days, March 31-April 1, 2014. ICT confirmed that there will be over 90 participants from around 20 states coming to Washington, D.C for this year’s lobby days. ICT would provide the individuals with the training, resources and contacts with each Representative’s office, and the participants would do lobbying for Tibet as best as they can, Tencho la said. She also said that ICT expects all participants to come prepared for the lobby day and continue maintaining the contacts with their representatives throughout the year.

March 19, 2014

Tibetan Month of Miracles: What is it all about?

Interview with Ven. Jhangchup Choden, abbot, Gaden Shartse Monastery, on the meaning and significance of ‘chutrul dawa,’ the miracle month according to the Tibetan calendar. Khenpo Rinpoche Choden said that the numerous miracles performed by the historical Buddha during the first part of the first Tibetan month were to benefit others and to correct wrong views. He also explains how the prayer festivals are observed during this month. (This year, the miracle month’s holiest day fell on Sunday, March 16, 2014).

March 12, 2014

Young Tibetans reflect on 55th Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising of 1959

Interview with Tenzin Tsetan from Minnesota, Tashi Nyima from Connecticut, and Tenzin Namgyal from Washington, DC area on how they observed the 55th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising on March 10, in their respective places and their reflection of the Tibetan national event. Namgyal said that he and many other youth feel very strongly on the occasion and renew their determination to work for Tibet. Tsetan shares the same feelings and urges all to empower through education and involvement,  while Nyima urges young Tibetans to get in touch with local Tibetan groups and further their preservation of language and culture.

March 06, 2014

Dalai Lama Urges Young Tibetans to be Good, Honest, and Compassionate

Excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address to Tibetan communities in San Francisco, and Minnesota on Feb 27 and March 2, respectively. Summary: To the Tibetan communities of the Bay area and Minnesota, which consists mostly of young Tibetans, the Dalai Lama commended the courage and dedication of Tibetans inside Tibet, and also of the older generation for maintaining and passing the rich Tibetan culture to the younger generation. He had, at each venue, urged the young Tibetans to keep the Tibetaness in themselves, which means being good and honest, and compassionate, and learning Tibetan language and culture, and working to fulfill the aspirations of the fellow Tibetans inside Tibet.

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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