In reports coming just in, two young Tibetan monks of the Tagtsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery in Zoege, eastern Tibet set themselves on fire today protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet. The exile seat of the Kirti Monastery identified the two monks as Lobsang Dawa, 20 and Kunchok Woeser, 22.
The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration today held a prayer service in honour of two Tibetan self-immolators Jugtso and Phagmo Dhondup at the Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala. The prayer service was presided over by the Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche
A day before the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima turns 24 in Chinese captivity, Tibetans and supporters in the exile headquarters of Dharamshala today demanded to know his whereabouts and called for his release. Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters gathered at Mcleod Square wearing facemasks
Kalon Tsering Dhondup of the Department of Finance, Central Tibetan Administration along with Tibetan entrepreneurs attended the two-day Sankalp Unconvention summit in Mumbai last week.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY ON THE 24TH BIRTHDAY OF HIS HOLINESS THE 11TH PANCHEN LAMA
Today, on this auspicious and joyous occasion of the 24th birthday of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Jetsun Tenzin Gedhun Yeshe Trinley Phuntsok Pal Sangpo, we, at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, on behalf of sentient beings everywhere, offer our most humble and innumerous good wishes and prayers for His well-being.
For some months, now large-scale protests and violent street battles have been raging throughout Cairo and other major cities of Egypt. Thousands of Egyptian liberals and secularists have come out on the streets to protest what they called President Mohamed Morsi’s “power-grab”, after he issued a declaration awarding himself new powers, which he claimed were “temporary” until a new constitution was put in place. Morsi’s opposition will have none of it and claim that he wants to make himself “the new Pharaoh”.
The University of Sydney is set to hold an on-campus lecture by Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in mid-June reverting an earlier decision to cancel the event. Professor John Keane issued a public statement saying that the University and the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Australia “agreed to host
The April edition of the Seminar Journal, dedicated to discussing issues relating to Tibet, particularly the ongoing self-immolation protests was launched in the exile headquarters of Dharamshala on Sunday. The 102-paged issue, “Tibet Burning – a symposium on the crisis in Tibetan politics and culture,”