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Articles by Tenzin Nyinjey


Tenzin Nyinjey graduated from the University of Wyoming with an MA in Political Science, and returned to India to serve the Tibetan community. He had worked at the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration from 2003-2007. From 2007-2009 he served as the Managing Editor of Tibet Journal published quarterly by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamshala.

Musings on Indian Independence Day
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 – 7:49 am | No Comment
Musings on Indian Independence Day

It was a bleak, rainy day. The air was filled with mist. Everywhere one looked, one found dampness and mud. Not a ray of sunshine. Nor even the yearning for it in people’s mind.
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To think independently is more important than dogma
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 – 8:41 am | 5 Comments
To think independently is more important than dogma

In his biography of Mila Repa, Tsangnyon Heruka (1452-1507) wrote:
When one of his disciples asked Mila Repa whose reincarnation you are, the great yogi said, “I don’t even know myself whose reincarnation I am. …

Literature as Resistance
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Literature as Resistance

Although I live in a room I call rat-hole, I have had moments of intense pleasure in life — thanks to my efforts in inculcating a habit of reading books. Through this short piece, I …

Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom
Friday, Jul 27, 2012 – 11:57 pm | 2 Comments
Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom

“The Chinese government’s censorship policy is morally wrong and the 1.3 billion people of China have a right to know the reality.”
“Two things are taboo in Gangchen Kyishong — books and Rangzen.”
This morning I came …

‘Democracy with Tibetan Characteristics’ – A Response!
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 – 9:24 pm | One Comment

Norbu Samphel’s twisted democracy is indeed ‘unique!’ He advocates a sort of ‘people’s democratic dictatorship,’ wherein doubts and criticisms have no place. His democracy with ‘Tibetan characteristics’ disapproves of any Tibetan (young and old) asking …

The Politicization of Samshog
Friday, Sep 17, 2010 – 3:41 am | 2 Comments

This morning I heard a breaking news of sorts. Some Chitues (MPs) have sponsored a motion in Drotsog (assembly), seeking a change in the clause of Tsatrim (constitution) that would allow Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche to …

A Father's Advice
Friday, Apr 9, 2010 – 1:24 am | One Comment

དུས་སྐབས་ངའི་ཨ་ཕས་བོད་སྐོར་སྒྲུང་མང་པོ་བཤད་མྱོང་ལ།  ཁོང་ནི་དབུས་གཙང་ས་ཁུལ་གྱི་མཐའ་འཁོབ་ཏུ་ཡོད་པའི་གྲོང་གསེབ་ཆུང་ཆུང་ཞིག་ཏུ་འཚར་སྐྱེས་བྱུང་འདུག