Saturday 2015/05/23

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


May 22, 2015

Significance of Saga Dawa

Interview with Venerable Tenzin Deshek, Spiritual Director, Losel Matre Tibetan Buddhist Center, Birmingham, Alabama. Ven. Deshek said that the current Tibetan month, Saga Dawa, being the holiest month in the Tibetan Buddhist Calendar, presents the most opportune time to study and practice the Buddha Dharma; all because of the extensive merits accrued due to some most important events of the historical Buddha’s life that took place in this month. He adds that these days, everyone, especially the youth, have easy access to the internet as well as all resources to help study the Dharma.

May 14, 2015

Young Tibetan Mother of Two, Now a Licensed Registered Nurse

Interview with Dechen Wangmo, of Washington D.C. who worked all her way to obtain a license to practice Nursing, while caring for two little children and keeping a job most of the time, with the first child born when she was only 26. Wangmo said that the most difficult part of it was during the final two years of Nursing when she had to be on the back and call of her supervisors. However, she said she believed in her mission and gave it all, and trusted that she would be successful, no matter how hard she had to work for it. Wangmo’s inspiring story is one of determination, persistence, real diligence, and a classic example of proper time management.

May 07, 2015

Dalai Lama’s Representatives on Week-long Workshop in Washington, DC

Interview with Tenzin Ignyen, Coordinator from the Office of Tibet, Washington, D.C. Ignyen said that the week-long workshop, which started on May 4, brings together 15 personnel, mostly young officers, who are serving in the offices of the Dalai Lama’s representatives around the world. The group is headed by Dikyi Choeyyang, Minister of the Office of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration. Ignyen said that during this workshop, the officers also will have the opportunity to visit some U.S administrative offices as well as other Tibet-related bureaus. When asked to comment on the young participants, he said, they are straight-forward and that certainly helps for a free flow of information and ideas.

April 30, 2015

Dharma Activities for Victims of Earthquake and other Calamities

Interview with Geshe Ngawang Trinley, Resident Teacher, Kurukulla Center, MA, where the city’s mayor too joined in their mass prayer for the victims of Nepal Earthquake. Geshe Trinley said that Buddhists believe that the various prayers and Dharma rituals, done extensively and for 49 days following death, help the dead as well as the living. Geshe Trinley’s Center has, besides praying, organized ways to donate to those affected by the recent massive earthquake in Nepal.

April 24, 2015

Karmapa in the United States

During the recent visit of Gyalwa Karmapa, Head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, in all his addresses to Tibetans, (be it in San Francisco, Boston, NYC, or here in Washington, D.C.) stressed on three main points: the Dalai Lama’s immense kindness and the need to repay Him fittingly, the preservation of Tibetan language and culture, and the importance of staying united. This episode contains excerpts from his address to the capital area Tibetans, mainly comprised of the youth. The address is comprehensive and covers all the points he mentioned in the other places the Karmapa visited.

April 02, 2015

ICT Invites Tibetan Undergrads and Grads for its 2015 Tibetan Youth Leadership Program (TYLP)

Interview with Tencho Gyatso of International Campaign for Tibet. Tencho, who is the organizer of the annual Tibetan Youth Leadership Program said that this year’s TYLP will be the 7th and is scheduled for June 1-6, 2015. She said that a few applications have been received by ICT so far, and is confident that they will be many more by the application deadline on April 5. The selected participants will gain a comprehensive workshop covering all aspects of Tibet and Tibetan affairs, and experience the workings of the political systems on the hill.

March 28, 2015

Networking with Youth is Important and Rewarding, says Tsochung

Interview with Tenzin Tsochung, Youth & Sports Coordinator of Gangjong Choedenling Tibetan Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada. Tsochung said that their center organizes regular programs on youth leadership, social and political volunteering opportunities, and that over two hundred young people, age 10-25 participate enthusiastically. Tsochung added that working with youth is successful if the programs gear to their needs and expectations.

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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