Friday 2015/11/27

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


November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Then & Now

Interview with Chodak Lekshey, from Philadelphia and Thupten Dadrak, MN. Lekshey says that Philadelphia has been observing Thanksgiving for the last 90 years, and what he appreciates alot is the annual parade of diverse culture and people, with the young folks looking forward to the sales on black Friday and the get together with family and friends on Thanksgiving day. He agrees that this is a time for counting one's blessings and being grateful. Dadrak, who has been in the U.S for a long time, talks about the tradition of Thanksgiving, and the positive changes he is seeing in observing Thanksgiving, “especially pardoning of a Turkey by the Presidents since George W. Bush’s time. He considers that presidential gesture as showing respect for life.

November 20, 2015

New Tibetan Play Performing in San Diego, CA

Interview with Actor, Musician, Cultural Consultant and Choreographer Tsering Dorjee Bawa, on the new Tibetan Play, “The Oldest Boy” now playing in San Diego, California. Bawa said that the Southern California city is the fourth city where the Tibetan play is performed. He explained that each city’s theatre has its own set of actors, directors, and stage personnel, who must train for at least three weeks for a show of the Tibetan play to continue in the same theatre for one whole month. He added that through this play, the audience gets to learn all aspects of Tibetan culture and history, especially on the tradition of reincarnated lamas.

November 12, 2015

Republican Presidential Debate and other election matters, including Tibetan elections

Interview with Tenzin Rabgyal Moenbook, President and Election Officer of the Tibetan Association of Portland, Oregon. Moenbook said that he was heartened to see issues discussed during the latest Republican Presidential debate on Tuesday, and although he cannot see a definite winner or loser from the debate, he believed Marco Rubio, the young senator from Florida performed the best followed by former CEO of H&P, Carly Fiona. Speaking of Tibetan elections, he wanted voters to be aware of the candidates and educate themselves before going to vote, and consider it as their right and duty.

November 05, 2015

Lha-bab Duchen and Other Main Buddhist Festivals

Interview with Geshe Lobsang Dhargey, of DNKL Tibetan Buddhist Center, CT, on the Buddhist festival celebrated this year on Nov 3, and other main Buddhist Festivals. Geshe la said that lha-bab Duchen which falls on the 22nd of the ninth Tibetan month, marks the descent of the historical Shakyamuni Buddha from heaven, after repaying his mother’s kindness by imparting teachings there. This festival as well as other main Buddhist festivals, like the Saga dawa are observed mainly by devoting to religious activities.

November 05, 2015

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.

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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Headline News Nov 26, 2015i
སྲིད་འཛིན་རིམ་པའི་མཇལ་འཕྲད། འཇིགས་སྐུལ་བར་འཐབ་རྒྱུར་མོས་མཐུན། འཛམ་གླིང་གི་གནམ་གཤིས། འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་གི་གྲོས་མོལ། མཁའ་རླུང་འབག་བཙོག ཐུགས་རྗེ་ལེགས་འབུལ་ཉིན་མོ།