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Some Thoughts on the Upcoming Kalon Tripa Elections
Jamyang Norbu  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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 …

於北京談西藏問題
Elliot Sperling  |  Sep 23, 2010  |  One Comment

兩個星期前,在人大國學院网上,有人張貼了一個關于今年7月,在中國人民大學舉行的“中西背景中的‘西藏問題’研討會”的介紹。我當時親自參加了這次研討會。而网上的這個介紹,也提到量了我在現場所發表的演講。但是,因為這個介紹所選取的內容片斷太短,可能會給讀者一個不完整的印象,因此,我不得不將全文發表在博客上,供各位參考。我很感謝台灣懸鉤子把我英文稿翻成中文。  

Filming for Tibet announces Second Tibet Film Festival
Web Chowkidar  |  Sep 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Filming for Tibet announces Second Tibet Film Festival

Filming for Tibet has launched today a website announcing the second Tibet Film Festival to take place in Zurich, Switzerland, on 29 and 30 October 2010.
The festival is committed to follow its idea to present …

A Streetcar Named Rangzen
Tenpa Gashi  |  Sep 19, 2010  |  5 Comments

ACTORS: 4 main characters, few passengers who won’t distract the story, a streetcar driver
PROPS: A bus stop pole. 8-10 Chairs to stimulate a streetcar. Tibetan flags and placards, coats and muffler, and woolen hat with …