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Discuss and organize screenings of films of freedom struggle and national liberation, and propose specific titles that inspire you.

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Jamyang Norbu and the Aliens from Outer Space
Tenpa Gashi  |  May 11, 2013  |  2 Comments
Jamyang Norbu and the Aliens from Outer Space

Yes, it is true. Jamyang Norbu has been visited by aliens from Centauri Republic in the Zeta system (See photo for proof positive). And no one knows why. Well, not for certainty that is. And …

Incivilities
Elliot Sperling  |  May 8, 2013  |  11 Comments
Incivilities

Note:  A postscript was added to this essay on May 15, 2013**
About a year-and-a-half ago I was having dinner with a group of friends in India, at the home of a Tibetan friend. The topic …

The Strange Case of the Counterfeit Khampas
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 7, 2013  |  2 Comments
The Strange Case of the Counterfeit Khampas

When Andrug Gompo Tashi set up the Chushigangdruk (Four Rivers Six Ranges) in Lhoka in the summer of ‘58, and commenced resistance operations, Chinese garrisons and outpost in those areas were taken by surprise. Fearing …

To think independently is more important than dogma
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Apr 27, 2013  |  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. …

“Tibet’s Next Incarnation?”
Constitutional Crisis, Confusion and Conspiracies at the Central Tibetan Administration
Jamyang Norbu  |  Apr 23, 2013  |  No Comment
“Tibet’s Next Incarnation?”

For some months now, large-scale protests and violent street battles have been raging throughout Cairo and other major cities of Egypt. Thousands of Egyptian liberals and secularists have come out on the streets to protest …

China and the Tibet imbroglio
Maura Moynihan  |  Apr 2, 2013  |  6 Comments
China and the Tibet imbroglio

March 31st marks the 54th anniversary of the day His Holiness Dalai Lama was delivered to Indian custody by Tibetan freedom fighters, through a perilous mountain pass in Arunachal Pradesh with the Chinese Army in …

Open Letter to Nepal’s Prime Minister and Other Leaders
Jigme Ugen and Tenpa Gashi  |  Feb 28, 2013  |  No Comment
Open Letter to Nepal’s Prime Minister and Other Leaders

February 27, 2013
Honorable Baburam Bhattarai
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
Singh Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Re: Return the deceased body of Drupchen Tsering
BY POSTAGE AND EMAIL
Dear Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and other respected Leaders:
We …

Literature as Resistance
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Feb 16, 2013  |  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 …

Decree of the XIIIth Dalai Lama (February 13, 1913)
Tsewang Norbu  |  Feb 9, 2013  |  No Comment
Decree of the XIIIth Dalai Lama (February 13, 1913)

I, King of the Victorious Ones, Lord of the Three Worlds, Possessor of the Buddhist Faith of the Three Times and Space, Omniscient Vajra-Holder called the Dalai Lama, the Ocean-Like Teacher, prophesized by Lord Buddha …

How Tibetans are losing their focus and unity
Vijay Kranti  |  Feb 6, 2013  |  No Comment

As ongoing debate on ‘Rangzen – vs- Autonomy’ issue is leading to an unfortunate division among the Tibetan exile community and fault lines are being dragged to the international supporters’ community — one wonders why …