Dalai Lama mourns the death of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 24: Foremost Buddhist leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday wrote to the Vietnamese followers of Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh who dies at the age of 95, expressing sadness over the passing away of a spiritual brother. The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in France revealed […]

Memoir of late Lodi Gyari, the former envoy scheduled for release

By Tenzin Lekdhen DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 21: The late Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari’s memoir titled “The Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy: Memoirs of a Lifetime in Pursuit of a Reunited Tibet” is scheduled for release in the coming fall. The book published by Columbia University Press chronicles Gyari Rinpoche’s role as the Dalai Lama’s special envoy and chief […]

Fire destroys Tibetan shops in Ambala

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 21: At least ten shops in the erstwhile Tibetan refugee market has been destroyed due to fire around 3.30 am on Friday in the city of Ambala in Haryana state. There are no reported injuries or casualties as all three people on night duty were able to escape the fire […]

Kashag issues stern warning to Tibetans against defaming the Dalai Lama

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 21: The 16th Kashag in a statement published on Wednesday said that there would be official repercussions if anyone is found guilty of spreading or misusing false narratives about His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the social media or other platforms. The circular issued by the Kashag has affirmed to implement […]

France should advocate Tibet at the EU, says French Senator

By Tenzin Lekdhen DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 19: French Senator Jacqueline Eustache-Brinio said France should lead the European Union on the question of Tibet as France recently assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council. The French Tibet Support Group in France’s senate met Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) representative Tashi Phuntsok of Bureau du Tibet, Brussels, […]

Former political prisoner interrogated for his language advocacy

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 19: The former political prisoner Tashi Wangchuk, known for his advocacy of language rights, was again interrogated for calling out the Chinese government on language restrictions in the public domain. The Tibetan activist had spent five years in prison for “inciting separatism” after he spoke to The New York Times about the problems […]

Netherlands, Denmark join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 19: The US-led diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics has been joined by two other Western nations; Denmark and Netherlands, citing Covid-19 and human rights concerns as their reasons for withdrawal. No official representation from these countries will be seen at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter […]

Tulku Tenzin Delek statue seized by Chinese police in Kardze

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 18: The revered Tibetan religious leader and community figure Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s life-size statue was seized by the Chinese police in June last year, which led to several arrests of those involved in manufacturing and transporting the statue. Radio Free Asia service reported that the statue was commissioned by the late […]

Two Tibetan brothers held incommunicado for months in Kham

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 15: Two Tibetan brothers, both monks at Nenang monastery in Drago County, have been held incommunicado for the last five months since August 15 2021. The duo, Tenzin Norbu and Wangchen Nyima, are currently being held at Tawu county prison by the Chinese officials. According to a Tibet.net report, these officials have […]

UN chief receive backlash for accepting Beijing Olympics invitation

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 14: Over 250 right groups have called out UN Secretary-General António Guterres for accepting the official invitation for the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics next month. The appeal letter condemns Secretary-General’s decision as ‘highly inappropriate’ and said that it grossly undermined the UN’s commitment to human rights. The coalition […]