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On Pilgrimage in India

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.12.2015 | Travel
Ann Tashi Slater

We are drawn to places by our dreams, the dreams of our ancestors, and the collective dreaming of people through the centuries. These places are made special for us by what happened there, whether in our personal history or the larger history of the world.

Compassionate Teaching

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Kyle David Anderson

I believed my trip to Lhasa ended when my cordial, but strangely nervous, guide escorted me past security onto my return flight to Kunming. Recent events had made the Chinese nervous about curious foreigners like myself wandering the city and making friends with the natives.

Dozens Of Miners Buried In Tibet

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

BEIJING — Searchers were continuing to look for miners buried when a landslide swept through a gold mine in an extensively cleared area of Tibet...

83 Trapped In Landslide In Tibetan Gold Mine Area

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

BEIJING — No signs of life have been detected at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet more than 24 hours after a massive landslide ...

Photos Allegedly Show Tibetan Ablaze

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

Associated Press BEIJING -- A Tibetan writer posted photos online Friday allegedly showing scenes from two self-immolations in Lhasa, the latest in...

2 Tibetans Set Selves On Fire

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Two men engulfed themselves in a burst of flames outside a Buddhist temple popular with tourists and pilgrims in Lhasa, marking the first t...

2 More Buddhist Monks Set Selves On Fire In Tibet

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

BEIJING — Two men engulfed themselves in towering flames outside a temple that is a popular tourist site in Lhasa, marking the first time a rece...

Global Intervention To Stop Tibetan Self Immolation: How You Can Take Action

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press DHARMSALA, India -- Chinese repression has lead to the self-immolations of nearly two dozen Tibetans and deadly clashes with Chin...

China Plans To Close Tibet During New Year Festival

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

BEIJING -- For a fifth straight year, China plans to close Tibet to foreign travelers during a sensitive period starting in mid-February, travel agent...

Lhasa And Beyond (PHOTOS)

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Howard Steven Friedman

While many international travels arrive into Tibet by flying into Lhasa, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is a increasingly popular route.

Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Robbie Vorhaus

As a tourist in Lhasa 24 years ago, Blake Kerr witnessed Chinese soldiers and police massacring unarmed Tibetans, inspiring him to begin documenting the underside of China's military occupation of Tibet.

PHOTOS: Tibet Shines Amid Changes

Posted 12.30.2011 | Green

From Phil Borges: As I approached Tibet's capital, Lhasa, the highway divided. What I remembered as a rough two-lane road that ran through town and...

Tibetan Monk Reportedly Sets Himself On Fire In China

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A Tibetan monk in western China set himself on fire in an anti-government protest, then was beaten and kicked by police, prompting hundreds...

Tibet Before the Train (PHOTOS)

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

Lhasa is a city of contradictions. While this is Tibet's holiest city, it is also home to massage parlors, thousands of prostitutes, and a very noticeable Chinese military presence.

From Lhasa to Shangri La: the Touristification of Tibet

Alec Ash | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alec Ash

These are the two vying narratives of Tibet in the West: oppression and sight-seeing. And however much noise is made about the first, it's the second narrative which is winning.

Dalai Lama: China Aims To Annihilate Buddhism

AP | ASHWINI BHATIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHARMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama lashed out at China on Wednesday, accusing it of trying to "annihilate Buddhism" in Tibet and rebuffing all hi...

The West Must Stand Up for Tibet

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The sad reality is that all the historical evidence suggests that violent insurrection has a much better track record of achieving freedom than nonviolent resistance. Hence, Tibet still is not free.

China Executes 2 Tibetans For The Roles In 2008 Riots

AP | By HENRY SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Two people have been put to death for their roles in deadly protests last year in the Chinese-controlled region of Tibet, the first known e...

China's Anniversary: The View From Tibet

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LHASA, Tibet �" As I rode in a truck peeling around the curves of a narrow mountain road in southwestern Tibet, wheels squealed as the driver tried ...

Year After Tibet Riots, Hundreds Of Detainees And Prisoners Unaccounted For

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York, March 9, 2009) - The first extensive analysis of official Chinese accounts regarding the arrests and trials of Tibetan protesters from Marc...

Tibet: Tensions High As Uprising Anniversary Approaches

AP | ANITA CHANG and DIKKY SINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Tensions are high in Tibet's capital and paramilitary police are out in force, Hong Kong tourists reported Friday, while Chinese autho...

Tibetans Mark New Year With Remorse

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The usually joyful celebration of the Tibetan New Year was met with sadness and resentment yesterday in Varanasi, an age-old city home to Tibetan refu...

China Sends Thousands Of Troops Into Tibet As Clinton Arrives For Talks

Times Online | Jane Macartney in Beijing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has deployed thousands of extra troops and paramilitary forces across Tibetan regions to head off unrest after several recent protests against g...

In Tibet, China Launches "Strike Hard" Campaign, Detains 81

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the 50th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising approaches, Chinese police have begun a "strike hard" campaign in Lhasa, Tibet's capital. China has d...

First Foreigner in Lhasa since March 14

Louise Blouin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Blouin

The purpose of my trip to Lhasa has not only been to witness the city in the aftermath of the riots, but to discover for myself what is meant by the term 'Tibetan culture' and look into its current welfare.