Monks bring more than art form to PSU

The sound of chanting and soft drumming greeted visitors to the Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg State University campus Tuesday afternoon. Following the sound to the lower level, those visitors would find an unusual sight for southeast Kansas

Monks bring more than art form to PSU

Buddhist monks, from left, Dawa, Ngawang and Kunga, apply fine colored sand to a mandala painting at Pittsburg State University Tuesday. The monks, from Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, will be creating the painting this week as part of the university’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series. (Ray Brecheisen/The Morning Sun)

Richard Gere Willing to Go to Jail for Tibet

Chicago star Richard Gere is prepared to go to prison to help free Tibet from Chinese rule. The actor has long been involved in high-profile campaigns to free the country but says he’d give it up and be incarcerated if that would help more.

Sweat and the spirit

It is another cold morning and I wrap my hands around a mug of hot water. I watch trucks approach from all directions as they send out tails of creamy dust. Smoke from a cluster of wool tents swirls around me.

Deciphering Economic Growth in the Tibet Autonomous Region

Xinhua and several other official Chinese sources have recently released a spate of reports on rapid economic growth in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) over the last two years. These reports are consistent with the pattern observed since the late 1990s

Interview: The new generation Chitue

Tenzing Chonden is new to the political landscape of Tibetans in exile. He is currently a member of the 13th Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies representing Tibetans in North America. He believes it is important to maintain a happy balance between the traditional value and modern approach to the political system.