This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.
At the mention of ice cream, a smile beams like a rising sun on Dolma Yangchen's solidly serious face.
By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...
In February and March we witnessed groups of Western Buddhists in San Francisco and D.C. accusing the Dalai Lama of "religious persecution" and "abuse of basic human rights." What, one may ask, is going on? Italian journalist Raimondo Bultrini attempts to unravel this mystery in his new book.
There are some Chinese who are amplifying the Dalai Lama's voice in China. Beyond the radar of China's censors and whispered in the din of China's Internet chatter are expressions of Chinese support and sympathy.
These incidents are obviously not isolated, disconnected or random examples of police misconduct. They form a pattern of capitulation to demands that Chinese authorities be as free from confrontation about their human rights abuses when they travel abroad as they are at home.
This blogger hopes that next time the foreign press and anyone interested in the Tibetan will look to the more democratic and less problematic figure of Mr. Sangay the next time a first lady reaches for yak butter tea.
What if we chose not only to recognize the power of storytelling, but to genuinely value all stories -- anecdotes, objects, memories, causes, narratives, critiques, impressions, the little things we so often overlook?
Beijing's calculated silence on the Ukrainian crisis is based on several geopolitical issues: the ideological pillar of non-interference, the China-Russia alliance, Chinese investments in Ukraine, and concerns about ethnic separatism in western China.
Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?
"If you are wanting to do something for the cause, you have to sacrifice a lot," Mrs. Choegyal told me as we sat down to chat in her office on a bright morning at the TNP complex in lower Dharamsala.
The leaders of the Dolgyal Shugden cult have done nothing over the last 30 years but cause trouble, both to their own followers and to the unity of the Tibetan people
Pauline MacDonald has done what few writers working in the area of Tibet could, or would, do. She has written about something other than the 'Issue Central' -- the impact of China's hardline policies in Tibet.
The story of the Himalayan dog titled "winter is coming" that went viral came from Sebastian Wahlhütter. We spoke with him about photography, that loveable dog, and the photo that bounded him into fame.
By spurning the Dalai Lama, China is not just spurning the Tibetan people alone. China is spurning a composite, rejuvenated civilization and all the goodwill that goes with it.