Sakya is one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and its head throne has been historically held for a life term, alternatively by the eldest sons of the two Sakya Palaces for the last one thousand years.
The conference was organized by the Human Rights Defense International (HRDI) based in Delhi, India.
The Canadian writer and environmentalist Michael Buckley has long been involved in researches on Tibet and is the author of a number of books on Tibet.
The departure of Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorjee from Tibet in 1999, and the dangers and obstacles they had to overcome in order to finally reach Dharamsala are discussed.
The commentaries on Lamrim (The 18 Great Stages of the Path) took place at the Ganden Jangtse Monastery in Mundgod, South India between December 23-28, 2014
Poet, rights activist says social-media company's politically motivated censorship led to removal of her post about a Tibetan protest
The two-day conference includes interactive sessions with Tibetan entrepreneurs from various sectors including real estate, hospitality, education, and IT.
Meu Soepa, 21, a student of literature at the Northwest University for Nationalities in Lanzhou, was arrested by a group of officers from the Ngaba County Stability Maintenance Office and Public Security Bureau.
50 participants including 28 girls were given a five day training organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress based in Dharamsala, north India.
A group of monks from Nyitso monastery in Tawo attempted to protect the body of Kalsang Yeshi, who set himself on fire to protest China's repressive policies on December 23, 2014.
Venerable Kalsang Yeshi, originally from the Thewa settlement was a much respected and civic minded person who comforted the elderly with Buddhist teachings and also tutored children and the elderly in writing and reading in Tibetan.
Ninteen year old Tsepey set herself on fire around 4pm on December 22, in a rural area called Meruma, close to a township that has seen the greatest number of such protests over the last 5 years.