In the case of the current wave of ISC "protests" against the Dalai Lama, we have to ask ourselves--What does the small group of highly motivated, well-organized, seemingly media-savvy "protesters" really want?
Pilgrimages have always been a big part of every culture's spiritual ethos. As a Hindu, perhaps one of the most important pilgrimages to make would be the one to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in the Himalayas.
Like a broken record, Beijing's blatant and brutal practices to maintain "control" of its people and eliminate "threats" to its values play over and over again. It occurred to me that Beijing reminded me a great deal of a documentary I recently watched, Bully.
Sure you had to cancel your travel plans for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the terrible Ebola outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control a...
I attended the exhibition and found the art breathtaking and the history fascinating. However, recent developments in Chinese-Czech relations are even more interesting than ancient artifacts.
Around ten Tibetans have been seriously wounded after security forces began shooting into an unarmed crowd, according to information gathered by a number of rights groups.
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.