Category Archives: Features
For US teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football
1 August 2021 | Luis Andres Henao
In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen — he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokémon and rap music. Yet a few years from now, he’s expecting to say goodbye to his family and homeland and join a monastery. ...
Obituary: Thuten Kesang, unsung hero of Tibet
24 May 2021 | Auckland Tibetan Association and Tibetans in New Zealand
We pray for his soul to rest in peace, and his consciousness to be reborn as a Tibetan under the realm of Avalokiteśvara. ...
Another Time, Another Place
15 December 2020 | Topden Tsering
The book is essentially about a period of time -- 1995 through 1999 -- which carried, within the span of a mere four years, the full weight of Tibetan history. ...
In Tibet, China preaches the material over the spiritual
3 November 2020 | Yew Lun Tian
China is pushing to transform the mindsets and values of Tibetans to bring them into the country’s modern mainstream, which includes urging the region’s devout Buddhists to focus less on religion and more on material prosperity. ...
26 September 2020 | Srinath Perur
The life of Tibetans in exile is torn between the need to preserve a collective past and shape individual futures. The sort of situation where it is useful to have cultural resources that allow perspective and reflection. ...
First openly transgender Tibetan and LGBT icon Tenzin Mariko
5 September 2020 | Natasha Khullar Relph
India-based former Buddhist monk Tenzin Mariko is now a model, dancer, make-up artist and Instagram star after coming out in 2015. Once ostracised, today she is recognised and supported by the two biggest exile Tibetan organisations. ...
A fine line – An Irishman’s Diary on Sir Henry McMahon, China and India
29 August 2020 | Ronan McGreevy
Henry McMahon convened a conference at Simla, the summer capital of British India, in 1914 with a view to determining once and for all India’s northern frontiers. Three countries were involved: British India, China, and Tibet. ...
Tibet will be free one day
16 August 2020 | Kulveer Singh
Every human being on this planet deserves equal treatment, freedom, and fundamental rights. Tibetans sleep every night with the hope of returning to their homeland one day, hoping for their freedom, and for meeting their parted families. ...
Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster
22 July 2020 | Ryan Woo
The dam at a small reservoir in China’s Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country’s 94,000 aging dams as the weather gets more extreme. ...