Category Archives: Features

  • Kazi Dawa Samdup, and Tibet in the Twilight Zone

    Kazi Dawa Samdup and Dr Walter Evans-Wentz collaborated on groundbreaking literary works which played an important part in bringing Tibetan Buddhism and people to the West. ...

  • Saint and freedom fighter of Sri Lanka

    A Tibetan became a Theravada monk, was a much-adulated freedom fighter of Sri Lanka, officially declared a National Hero, and given a state funeral upon his death. ...

  • Hollywood’s whitewash and era of nostalgia

    Certainly, there is a lot of whitewashing in the production of Hollywood films and television series, due to a dearth of good non-white actors in the film industry. ...

  • Unique Tibetan gene and its evolution

    The adaptation of Tibetans is a wonderful discovery to understand how evolution can occur rapidly in response to geographic and environmental constraints. ...

  • Indonesia’s Nalanda

    The Muara Jambi monastery complex and Borobudur monuments in Indonesia are important to Tibetan Buddhism and the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism. ...

  • Nawang Gyalwa’s happy new life in the Netherlands

    Nawang Gyalwa was born in Sog Dzong in eastern Tibet, escaped to India in 1996, and lived there for a few years before moving to the Netherlands. ...

  • Yuthok’s rejoinder to Gyalo Thondup’s The Noodle Maker

    I have only discussed a small portion of The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong, addressing inaccuracies and falsehoods about which I have some personal knowledge. ...

  • Kalimpong: Tibetan times in days gone by

    Kalimpong is well-known and perhaps dear to many Tibetans. It was a major trading outpost to Tibet. ...

  • Boudhanath Stupa – A sight to behold

    Today Boudhanath is a bustling metropolis, a home away from home for Tibetans and their religion and culture. ...

  • Bhoti language, custodian of ancient Nalanda tradition

    The many-centuries old Bhoti language, which has translated and preserved almost all the teachings of Nalanda masters intact, should be included in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India. ...