Tag Archives: Tibetan Culture

  • Tibetan traditions threatened by politics, growth

    The name Tibet conjures up images of snowy peaks, vermillion temples and prayer flags snapping in the Himalayan wind. Those features remain, but the religious and cultural foundations underpinning them appear to be coming unstuck. ...

  • China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

    A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honoured Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervour ...

  • Herders to hoteliers: China lures millions of tourists to Tibet

    In a room warmed by an open wood stove, Baima says her family converted their white-brick house into a hotel as China's Communist leadership ushers tens of millions of tourists to the politically sensitive region of Tibet. ...

  • Coronavirus: Serso Kalsang, icon of McLeod Ganj, dies at 81

    Tsewang Kalsang, popularly known as "Serso Kalsang", renowned goldsmith in McLeod Ganj, has passed away due to Covid-19 complications in the wee hours today morning. He was 81 years old. ...

  • Human rights situation in Tibet continues to be grave: Report

    he human rights situation in Tibet remains disturbing, marked by persistent and grave human rights violations, deprivation, and abuses, reports the exile Tibetan rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. ...

  • The unsung hero Ghen Gyaltsen la of Sonada

    A group of former students of CST Sonada expressed their gratitude to their teacher TsaShi Lodoe Gyaltsen, who has been a teacher at Sonada Tashiling Tibetan Settlement school in Darjeeling from its inception in 1965 till he retired in 2004 ...

  • Tibetan activist Tashi Wangchuk released after five years in prison

    Tibetan-language advocate Tashi Wangchuk has been released after five years in prison, according to a press release by Free Tibet, a Tibet Support Group in the UK. Wangchuk was freed on Thursday, and was brought to his family in Kham. ...

  • Expectation from Chithue/Sikyong candidates

    These are some of my ideas for inclusion in the Manifesto of a Chitue or Sikyong candidate, whether written or in thought. ...

  • Mr Penpa Tsering should tender apology to all Bonpos
  • Two-volume modern Tibetan history book launched

    A two-volume work on modern Tibetan history, starting from the British arrival in Tashi Lhunpo in the 1700s till the recent developments in exile including the establishment of the Mustang guerillas' operations, was launched on Saturday. ...