China on Wednesday protested the Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia, saying the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader used such trips abroad to further a drive for Tibetan independence.
The Potala palace is Tibetan Buddhism’s most widely recognised symbol. But the Dalai Lama’s one time winter palace may soon be the only Buddhist landmark left in Tibet’s capital Lhasa.
China is facing a “funding gap” as it plans to dramatically expand its railway network, forcing it to consider allowing more foreign investment and a greater role for the market.
Outside the living-room window of Yixiqu Zhen’s showcase home near Lhasa’s Jokhang monastery, a caged bird trills a morning tune. It doesn’t sound quite like a carefree song of freedom, more like a
“Gosh, if only we were there! That Punjabi lad could have been alive today.” The idea conjures up, every time the memory of a local Tibetan hunk, Thinley, is jogged on the grisly goings-on of last Wednesday.
University at Buffalo Libraries will host a wide range of exhibits in September to coincide with the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to UB. All exhibits will be free and open to the public.
For a movie made by Buddhists about Buddhists for Buddhists, “Vajra Sky Over Tibet” is awfully dualistic. That paradox is partly the point: Writer-director John Bush filmed in Tibet without permission from Chinese authorities
Until the middle of the twentieth century modern art was practically unknown in Tibet – except for a few, isolated beginnings – as Tibetan society was comparatively traditional and isolated.
As Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche was sworn in for the second term for the Kalon Tripa’s office, he called a meeting of all the civil servants of the Central Tibetan Administration yesterday afternoon