In a move aimed at further tightening the noose around Tibetan religious institutions, the Chinese government has implemented a new regulation that gives Beijing the authority to approve the appointment of Buddhist religious instructors in Tibetan monasteries and nunneries.
Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Penpa Tsering, who is currently on an official visit to Italy, attended an international conference on ‘Scenarios and perspectives for the future of Tibet’ in Turin on July 5. The conference, organised by the Regional Council of Piemonte in collaboration with the Tibetan community in Italy
Today is a uniquely important day for it marks the birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the Bodhisattva Chenrezig who has descended to this earth in human emanation, the spiritual lord of the Three Realms of dwelling, a champion of world peace, the master on this earth of all the teachings of
If you are looking for a page-turning and stomach-churning tale of magic and mystery in Tibet, you won’t find it in Tsering Namgyal’s The Tibetan Suitcase. His debut novel seems a form of meditation on the idea of Tibet, an idea which both repulses and attracts. The highly educated characters who people Tsering Namgyal’s novel