Dalai Lama confers online Avalokiteshvara empowerment

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the online Avalokiteshvara empowerment at his residence in Dharamshala (Photo- OHHDL)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 29: His Holiness the Dalai Lama commenced the two-day online Avalokiteshvara empowerment from his residence here on Friday. His Holiness reiterated the need for religious harmony, saying that “All religions preach warm-heartedness, although they have different ideologies, happiness is the ultimate goal for all.” Hence, all the different religions have […]

Parts of MT settlement in Delhi sealed as Covid-19 patient discovered

Entrance near the Ngagpa monastary in MT settlement in Delhi barred on Thursday. Photo- facebook

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 29: An Indian woman who recently visited the Samyeling Tibetan settlement in Delhi known commonly as Majnukatilla has tested positive for Covid-19, leading to parts of the settlement being sealed as precaution, the Settlement Officer there told Phayul on Friday. On Thursday, the tests result of the Indian woman confirmed […]

Opinion: China at the anvil. India must recognize Tibet’s historic independence.

Xi Jinping and China on the backfoot (photo- Reuters)

By Ugyen Gyalpo Nehru unfortunately is not the prime minister at a time like this, when India might have a consequential say in world politics. Unlike the 1950s, where Nehru probably buried his insecure conscience into the closet and swept Tibet’s legitimate place in the world under the rug of political conspiracy and help people […]

TYC’s virtual campaign #makechinaccountable2020 underway

TYC officeholders launch the campaign to #makechinaaccountable2020 (Photo- TYC)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 28: The largest Tibetan NGO in exile, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), launched a virtual campaign to “make China accountable” for the COVID-19 crisis from 23rd May to 3rd June. TYC along with its 88 chapters globally has initiated the 10-day campaign to raise awareness about China’s lack of transparency in the ongoing […]

Tulku Orgyen Tobgyal’s remarks “regrettable and wrong”: Kashag

Tulku Orgyen Topgyal: Photo courtesy Rigpa Australia

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 27: The Kashag (Cabinet) led by the President Dr. Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration on Wednesday said that the recent remarks by a Tibetan religious figure, Tulku Orgyen Topgyal over the practice of online empowerments (Tib.Wangh) and blessings by his Holiness the Dalai Lama and other religious leaders […]

Canadian MP raises concern over Tibet in the Parliament 

MP David Sweet during his address at the House of Commons (Photo- CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 27: The conservative Canadian MP David Sweet raised concern over human rights issues faced by Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Falun Gong practitioners at the House of Commons in a special committee on Canada-China relations on Monday. MP Sweet urged his government and other leading democratic countries across the world to do […]

PM Modi meets military top brass over LAC tension with China

Indian and Chinese troops near the LAC in Ladakh (photo Newsmobile)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, May 26: In view of the escalating situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and Sikkim since the last few weeks, Indian PM Narendra Modi held a high level meeting on Tuesday where the three service chiefs, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the Chief of Defence Staff […]

Hong Kong opposes new security law, activists express solidarity 

Hong Kong protestors during the demonstrations on Sunday Photo- Tyrone Siu-Reuters

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 26: Demonstrations in Hong Kong drew global attention on Sunday as the people there opposed the new security law proposed by the National People’s Congress (NPC). Hong Kong rose again with protestors chanting slogans for “Five demands, not one less” in reference to the five demands posed during the anti-government […]

CTA Task Force visits Tibetan students at quarantine centres

Health Department Secretary Palden Dhondup addresses the press at Sherab Gatsal Lobling (Phayul Photo Kusang Gashon)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 25: The exile Tibetan government, known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), has prepared community quarantine centres for 25 Tibetan college students who recently arrived in Dharamshala from Baroda, Gujarat, Varanasi, and Uttar Pradesh. On Monday, its Task Force Committee on Covid-19 visited the students at Sherab Gatsal Lobling, […]