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Further Musings on the Upcoming Elections
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010  |  No Comment

Readers must forgive me for nit picking, but the term “kalon-tripa”, literally “the enthroned minister” bothers me. It doesn’t exactly sit well (no pun intended) in a democratic system. Thrones might be okay, these day, …

Lobsang Sangay La’s Response
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010  |  No Comment

A week ago Lobsang Sangay la called me on the telephone and expressed his objection to my piece which in large part dealt with his candidacy. Lobsang la told me that he did not remember …

Some Thoughts on the Upcoming Kalon Tripa Elections
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Oct 10, 2010  |  3 Comments

I have received some mild censure of late from friends and readers for my lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming kalon-tripa election. I did  explain my position earlier in a number of my …

The justifying context of higher emptiness
A response to CTA's clarification on Kalon Tripa's comments
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Oct 2, 2010  |  4 Comments
The justifying context of higher emptiness

CTA’s response to Jamyang Norbu’s post on the controversial statement made by the PM is rather puzzling. Not the faintest argument is provided, not even an attempt to deny Norbu’s analysis. The reader is instead …

A Tibetan Writer at Tokyo International PEN Congress
Khawaripa Taro  |  Saturday, Oct 2, 2010  |  No Comment
A Tibetan Writer at Tokyo International PEN Congress

Tokyo: Mr. Kunthar, a Tibetan writer / translator from Dharamsala, India attended 76th International PEN Congress 2010 in Tokyo. International PEN & Japan chapter and Waseda University organized this one-week conference from 23rd September. The …

I am Tibetan (Unabridged)
Topden Tsering  |  Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010  |  No Comment

I am Tibetan
Not that anybody is asking
I am Tibetan
Just because…
I am a thousand different things; I am nothing
put a finger on me, you’ll dizzy yourself to death:
A bastard child of history, Superstar undefeated
I am a …

Shingza Rinpoche  |  Sunday, Sep 26, 2010  |  No Comment

སྤྱིར་ན་རྒྱལ་རབས་ལོ་རྒྱུས་ཤིག་ལ་མཚོན་ན་ཁྱེད་ཕམ་ང་རྒྱལ་གྱི་གནས་ཚུལ་འདི་རྒྱུན་ལྡན་ཞིག་ཡིན་དུ་སྲིད།  ལོ་རྒྱུས་ཀྱི་འགྲོས་དང་བསྟུན་ནས་

Art House
Elliot Sperling  |  Sunday, Sep 26, 2010  |  One Comment
Art House

There was something terribly depressing about reading Tenzin Nyinjey’s recent response to Norbu Samphel—Norbu Samphel, readers may recall, had mounted a somewhat surreal defense of obscurantism and a cult of personality as essential elements of …

High Mountain Elegy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Sep 23, 2010  |  3 Comments
High Mountain Elegy

I was waiting at Denver airport for my ride when I got a call from a Tibetan acquaintance who asked (somewhat expectantly I thought … but I could be wrong) if the Americans had …

Elliot Sperling  |  Thursday, Sep 23, 2010  |  One Comment