Category Archives: Features

  • 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. ...

  • Himalayan Viagra: Tibet’s gold rush may be coming to an end

    For hundreds of thousands of Tibetan herders across a vast swath of the plateau, caterpillar fungus is their main source of income, their economic lifeline and their only link to China’s growing prosperity. ...

  • Dharma holiday in Sikkim

    Ravangla has a Buddha park with a 130-foot statue of the Buddha, named and consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as "Tathagata Tsal". ...

  • Tibetan Warrior — a film review

    The real life story of a Switzerland-based Tibetan musician, his frustrations, aspirations, and struggle while the whole world continue to overlook what is happening inside Tibet and choose to shake hands with China. ...

  • John Kenneth Knaus, 92, CIA officer who aided in Tibetan struggle

    The CIA trainers knew next to nothing about Tibet. They thought of Buddhism only as the Tibetans’ religion and not as the bedrock of their nationalism. ...