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Incorporating Karuna in education: Dalai Lama’s Vision for Educating ...

By: Team TRC

According to the Dalai Lama, the only way to bring about a revival of ancient Indian knowledge is through education, in a secular context. The goal is to make it possible for each person to find happiness, ...

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Why does China want to block the Dalai Lama’s ...

By: Team TRC

These acts of China threatening Sri Lanka to block any potential visit by the Dalai Lama should be seen as its desperate attempt to ensure that Sri Lanka, a Buddhist nation which sees the Dalai Lama as a beacon ...

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Humanity should not be a dead species! Panchen Lama: A ...

By: Tenzin Jampa

He just turned 6 years old and very soon, he would begin his monastic studies which he didn’t look forward to. The name of that child was Gendun Choekyi Nyima.

 

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Of Buddha and the practice of Bodhichitta: Relevance of Dalai ...

By: Team TRC

The Dalai Lama’s Bodh Gaya visit is significant due to numerous reasons.  The establishment of the Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan and Indian Ancient Wisdom that will ...

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Book Review: The High Road to China

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

The thing to take away as an international relations and political science students was how the various levels of diplomacy was taking place here. Even in an era where postal and other form of communication service was still in ...

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Favourite Tibet Reads of 2022

By: Team TRC

2022 is almost over. As the year draws to a close, we asked researchers, activists and journalists to name their favourite Tibet reads of 2022 that left an impression on them. Here are their responses.

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I want to keep exploring, learning and representing Tibet in ...

By: Team TRC

For me every artwork is so dear to me. But if I have to choose one then that will be “destroyer of evil” an illustration I made of a CHAM dance, it talks about how Buddhism was ...

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Chinese officials in Tibet who killed Tibetans and schemed the ...

By: Team TRC

When one’s sovereign territory and national security becomes threatened, sanctioning can be a diplomatic tool to not only send a strong message but to form a base on which one can build upon in overriding aggressive attitudes ...

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We need more Tibetan footballers playing at higher level: Tenzin ...

By: By Team TRC

“A dozen would be less for the goals we will concede against them” and “bring a bigger bag”. However, those very people gave us standing ovation at the end of the game, the whole stadium ...

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COP-PING IN, COP-PING OUT: CHINA HAS NOW LEFT THE ENVIRONMENT ...

By: Gabriel Lafitte

In Tibet, China sees an abundant source of hydro power, solar power, wind power, oil and gas, all to be exported to the heavy industrial users of lowland China. In Tibet the climate is warming faster than most,  ...

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On the occasion of Human Rights Day, why should we ...

By: Tenzin Samphel

Under president Xi Jinping, human rights abuses have increased. Arbitrary detention, control over media, civil society, internet, media has increased tripled. Mass surveillance and China's social credit system made things worse. Tibetan in Tibet are living in an ...

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Jiang Zemin & his tainted Tibet Legacy

By: Team TRC

Protests and controversies often marked his visits abroad. In March 1999, when Jiang Zemin arrived in front of the Federal Palace at Berne, he was confronted by pro-Tibetan protesters who ...

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Big Brother is Watching You: Surveillance in Tibet

By: Jyotsna Jayaram, Tenzin Tsetan and Tenzin Samphel

Tibet is one of the most surveilled places on earth. This is because the Chinese government wants to control every aspect of Tibetan culture, religion, and politics. The Chinese government keeps tabs on Tibetans through a variety of techniques ...

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Tibetans and Football: An Affair to Remember

By: Tenzin Samphel

The World Cup 2022 is fast approaching and Tibetans in India are gearing up to celebrate the festival of football too. Football is more than just a game for the Tibetan community; it has no boundaries, it dilutes differences, brings ...

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No End in Sight: Tracking Three months of Zero-COVID repression & ...

By: Tenzin Tseten and Lakshmi P

CCP’s mismanagement of COVID and use of such a crisis as an opportunity to further its subjugation of Tibetans in their own homeland are issues that the world is not discussing enough.

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Pah-Lak, a play we Tibetans must entertain to remember who ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

The play enthralled the audience, especially the booming masculine voice of Deshar’s father whose image of a Tibetan who fights for Rangzen and complete independence was highlighted. Deshar is a nun and is a major protagonist of ...

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Tibetans in Occupied Tibet: Second-Class Citizens in their own Land

By: Tenzin Tsephel 

Like His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked, “Where will the idea of truth and reality be if we push the truth and facts under the carpet and allow illegal actions to triumph?”. 

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20th CCP Congress & Tibet: What are the Implications?

By: Tenzin Samphel

Looking at the ever growing crackdown in Tibet, things are likely to go from bad to worse. Minorities are the receiving end of the repressive Chinese government policies.

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The Book Xi Jinping doesn’t want you to read: ...

By: Benedict Rogers

The book, which will be launched in London on 25 October, aims to tell the story of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime’s repression and human rights violations across the board, looking at the crackdown on civil society, ...

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An Open Letter to World Leaders: Help raise the issue ...

By: Jyotsna Jayaram and Tenzin Tseten

As the world convenes to discuss the impact of and mitigation of climate change and catalyse action at the upcoming UN Climate Conference, COP27, it is important to discuss the Tibet climate crisis. 

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The Need to Discuss the Human Rights Situation in Tibet

By: Tenzin Tseten and Lakshmi P

Today, on International Day of Peace, let us urge the world not to forget the icon of peace and non-violence – the exiled leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama- , his nation Tibet and fellow Tibetans inside ...

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Tracking and Decoding China-appointed Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu’s visits ...

By: Tenzin Tseten and Lakshmi P

In occupied-Tibet, China-elected Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu is also busy orchestrating visits to monasteries, giving lectures on Tibetan Buddhism and meeting Tibetans and Chinese official media is talking about him and his activities with much enthusiasm. 

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Significance of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Ladakh

By: Tenzin Samphel

For the Chinese he might be a controversial figure, “wolf in monk's clothing”, “splittist”, but for ladakhi, he is a highly venerated figure. Even if he is not Ladakhi, shared cultural values and religions ...

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From Colonial Schools to DNA Collection: Time for a Fact-Finding ...

By: Tenzin Tseten and Lakshmi P

Awareness about the crisis unfolding in Tibet is surprisingly low and if we don’t talk about Tibet now, CCP will erase an entire nation’s past, present and future. Join our call for an independent, unhindered, ...

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Sovereignty in Settler Colonial Times: Kinship and Education in the ...

By: Dawa Lokyitsang

Tibetan leadership provided a home for orphaned children and pedagogically encouraged new kinship relations in the space of educational institutions.

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Looking Back at the Outgoing UN Rights Chief’s Uncertain ...

By: Tenzin Samphel and Lakshmi P

Her own experience and travails as a refugee are aspects Bachelet has always emphasized on; something she touched upon in her final press conference as well (Tibet was not ...

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China’s White Papers – Its purpose and implicit propagation of ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

China continues to bring out White Papers and being an implicit loudspeaker to the One China Principle has helped both immensely that it has formed a unique symbiotic relationship where they both feed of each other yet are able ...

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China’s push for ‘Buddhism with Chinese Characteristics’ explained

By: Tenzin Tseten and Lakshmi P

Today, when the world remembers those who lost their lives to acts of violence based on religious belief, let’s also talk about Tibet and China’s war against Tibetan Buddhism.

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Happy 75th Independence Day to India!

By: Youdon Aukatsang

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, I would like to acknowledge and deeply appreciate the unwavering support given by the government and people of India to the Tibetans, from the time of escape ...

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Richard Gere and his Message of Universal Responsibility

By: Lakshmi P and Tenzin Tsetan

Gere was also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Tibet House US, dedicated to preserving Tibetan art, culture, and philosophy in 1987 and joined the Board of Directors at the International Campaign for Tibet in 1992. He has served as its Board ...

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Sound and Fury: Analysing Chinese Response to Anything that has ...

By: Lakshmi P & Jyotsna Jayaram

The act of Speaker Pelosi choosing to visit Taiwan by not giving in to Chinese intimidation tactics is a brave one. While the world is tuning in to Taipei, let us also talk about Tibet and the injustice being ...

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On National Identity…

By: Tenzin Jampa

Due to this, I realise now, that no matter how much I try to run away from my ‘invisible national identity’ -  how much of a ‘free individual’ I want to be, how much ...

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What’s behind China’s obsession with museums in Tibet?

By: Lakshmi P

The Tibetans-in-exile have been putting up a brave fight against the misrepresentation of their past by China. The Tibet Museum at Dharamshala, India is a “museum made by and for Tibetans&...

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The Cries of Self-Immolation by Tibetans Echo Repression and Oppression ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

It is high time now that we come together as people, individuals and citizens of this world. In concentrating our efforts in bringing the truth about Tibet and the activities of Beijing that now not only reaches their occupied ...

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Ancient Wisdom In A Modern World: HH The Dalai Lama ...

By: Sujeet Kumar

There is limited collective action on issues which press all of humanity equally. This equilibrium can only be gotten out of when we recognize the tenet of universality that His Holiness has always preached about. This principle ...

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Analysing Japan’s Approach To The Tibetan Question

By: Lakshmi P

  Japan’s cultural, political and social identity is shaped by the collective memories of the trauma that the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki inflicted on it and the country, and its people understand the pain that ...

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Dalai Lama : An Embodiment Of Compassion And Clear Thought

By: Vivek Wadhwa

On the occasion of His Holiness’s 87th birthday, I want to thank him for all he does for humanity — and for the inspiration he provides to all of us.

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Statement of TRC on the 83rd birthday of His Holiness ...

By: Team TRC

We extend our warm greetings on this occasion to His Holiness and reaffirm our commitment to work towards increasing access to information around the politics, culture, traditions and language of Tibet by combining policy with advocacy.

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Let us share HH Dalai Lama's Message of peace ...

By: Emily Harris

As we celebrate His Holiness’ birthday, let us renew his long-standing message of the importance of spreading kindness everywhere we go, and that freedom must never be taken for granted.

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What Chinese Media Coverage of Michelle Bachelet’s China Visit ...

By: Lakshmi P

Such Chinese misinformation campaigns need to be countered more vigorously. Spreading propaganda and fake narratives are China’s ways of legitimizing its hold over territories like Xinjiang and Tibet. China is taking the (mis)information warfare seriously and ...

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On World Refugee Day, Don't Forget Tibet

By: Benedict Rogers

On this World Refugee Day, let us not forget Tibet. Let us ensure that as we focus on the crisis in Ukraine, and think about Myanmar, and remember North Koreans escaping Kim Jong-Un’s tyranny, and campaign to ...

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Bedding with Authoritarian Regimes: Is the West losing its Core ...

By: Tsering Passang

This is now a serious test for the West to decide to continue bedding with the brutal authoritarian regimes for short-term gains or stand up for their own core principles. Freedom, democracy and human rights are at real stake. ...

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President Xi’s Odyssey from Savior to Satan towards Buddhism ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

Tibet and Buddhism have remained ever synonymous since the early 7th century when Buddhism first gained prominence in Tibet, with both helping each other and developing a very unique culture, tradition and civilization along the way. Under Xi’...

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The Dalai Lama, Buddhism & Peace: Drawing Parallels from History

By: Tenzin Tsetan, Tashi S and Tenzin Samphel

Perhaps, it would be not wrong to make a passing judgment that a single man, who leads a population (in exile) of just 150,000 Tibetans, has made Tibet a ‘cause of the world’ and spread ...

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Why Should China Be Called Out for Green-Washing in Tibet

By: Lakshmi P & Jyotsna Jayaram

Unless the world comes together to hold China accountable for its environmental destruction in the plateau, the rhetoric of greenwashing will continue to wash away the environmental crimes it is committing in the world’s Third Pole.

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Long-Standing Attempt to Erase Tibetan ...

By: Emily Harris

After reflecting on my thoughts above and discussions I have had with people from the Tibetan community, I was left thinking how many more distressing cases do we need to read about people disappearing or 4...

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What Does Sikyong Penpa Tsering’s Washington Tour Entail for ...

By: Lakshmi P

Stitching up a global coalition that can ratchet up pressure on the Chinese to resume dialogue with the CTA is the only way forward to ensure that one day His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns to Lhasa, the Tibetans ...

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The Luminescence of the Moon Captured by Beijing, The Panchen ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

The luminescent moon, the Panchen Lama has been captured, blocked and canceled by the Chinese authorities. When will we as Tibetans ever be able to experience its iridescence in full glow?

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China’s Policy of Preemption in Tibet: An Ominous Future?

By: Tenzin Tsetan and Tashi S

It is high time that the world wakes up to the Chinese overtures towards Tibet and the first step in doing so will have to be taken by governments and media houses. The reporting on Tibet and the physical ...

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The Return & the Rise of Self-Immolations: China’s Failed Policies & ...

By: Tenzin Samphel

If one were to look closely at the three reported self-immolations in 2022 - a well-known Tibetan singer who had assimilated the Chinese system, a well-educated man, and an 81-year old - it would be safe to say that something ...

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Relocation and Resettlement of Tibetan Nomads

By: Lakshmi P & Jyotsna Jayaram

The impacts of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau – melting glaciers, river runoff, rising lakes and increasing rainfall – are well known.  Only if the experiences of ...

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The 17 point Agreement- A guide to Beijing’s Wolf Warrior ...

By: Tenzing Dhamdul

I, as a Tibetan, am truly sorry to see that the world is facing such a juggernaut in the form of China whose adoption of such diplomatic approaches sowed its seeds after they pushed the Tibetan delegates to sign ...

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The Spirit of the Panchsheel Agreement & the Need for Its ...

By: Lakshmi P and Jyotsna Jayaram

Tibet is a factor that we cannot overlook while examining tumultuous India-China relations, and when the focus is on Tibet, Panchsheel Agreement comes into the picture. China continues to flout the spirit of the agreement and reinforce its attempts ...

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Why Is Chinese Social Media Targeting Keanu Reeves?

By: Tenzin Tsetan and Tashi S

We all remember when The Matrix released in the year 1999 and the world went absolutely crazy for Keanu Reeves. As time passed by, Keanu Reeves slowly became synonymous with words like ‘simple’, ‘humble’, and ‘...

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