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

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 …

Not The Buddha’s Middle Way
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  |  7 Comments

You might not agree with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s decision to give up the fundamental national goal of Tibetan independence, but you have to admit that whoever was put in charge of branding and …

Seven Deadly Misrepresentations
Tenpa Gashi  |  Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  5 Comments

Well, lets get down to it, shall we?
1) Rangzen advocates and the rangzen movement is the cause of the division within the Tibetan society
That is a huge misconception and unfortunately a common mistake. First of …

Engaging in selective hearing
Christophe Besuchet  |  Sunday, Jul 4, 2010  |  6 Comments
Engaging in selective hearing

With Dharamshala’s foreign policy being shaped almost exclusively by Beijing’s hide-and-seek strategy, anticipating its next move can be safely done through a simple reading of China’s public statements. One of these was made in early …

Middle Way or bust
Is it time for a ‘Baltic solution’?
Tenzing Sonam  |  Thursday, May 8, 2008  |  No Comment
Middle Way or bust

The year 2008, for many reasons, is likely to go down in the annals of recent Tibetan history as a watershed year. This was the year when Tibetans in Tibet, 49 years after the takeover …

Until the last Tibetan
Tenzing Sonam  |  Sunday, Apr 1, 2007  |  No Comment

The Tibet movement has stalled, partially because there is little understanding of how it will continue after the Dalai Lama’s passing. While those who disagree with the Middle Way approach are not necessarily looking to …

Roadblock on the Middle Path
Tenzing Sonam  |  Friday, Dec 1, 2006  |  No Comment

The Chinese attacks on the Dalai Lama in recent months have been of an intensity and viciousness not seen for years. Among a host of accusations, he has been called a “false religious leader” and …

The China-Dalai Lama Dialogue: Prospects for Progress
Statement at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Sonam Wangdu  |  Monday, Mar 13, 2006  |  No Comment

“If the US abides by Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche’s misperception of the progress of these talks, the danger exists that China will continue to forestall negotiations in the hopes for a post-Dalai Lama scenario where …

Some Considerations on the Tibet Issue
Statement at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Elliot Sperling  |  Tuesday, Jun 11, 2002  |  No Comment

Statement by Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies and Chair, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 10, 2002
I am grateful to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China for affording …