A True Calling

By Jin Hui Quek  /  January 21, 2018

There are five Rigpa* in the Tibetan culture, and Sowa-Rigpa is one of them. It is the traditional Tibetan medicine, a complex ancient medical system which incorporates a host of other ancient systems that include traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurvedic medicine and the Unamic-a Perso-Arabic-medical system which has its roots read more →

Perhaps, Someday….

By Nancy Metashvili  /  December 7, 2017

Back in 1969, when I was a rather young girl who really wanted to meet the Dalai Lama, I set out overland to go to India. Shall we point out, travel was not easy then? Quite a few of us were traveling to India, the media called it the “Hippie read more →

New things…..new situations

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  November 16, 2017

Tenzin Zeydhan is every inch the picture of poise and assurance as we sit down. Younten, her husband, takes Tenzin Kyipa, their little 10 month-old daughter, to one side and happily takes care of her. “I have never been interviewed like this before,” Tenzin Zeydhan says with a hint of read more →

Contemplations Over a Street Stall

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  November 16, 2017

Lhatso sits at her stall, a serious look on her face. It is hard to imagine a frivolous thought passing through her mind. But what is she thinking about? Perhaps she is thinking about her business. She sells malas and other items on Temple Road in McLeod Ganj. Her small read more →

Compassion, Love and Contentment

By Lodoe Gyatso  /  September 12, 2017

Lhakpa Tsering stands outside his antiques stall on Temple Road, a wide smile on his face for everyone who comes past. He is a devoted Buddhist, but this has not always been the case. He has come through many trials to reach this point in his life. He was born read more →

“Empower Us” : Towards an Inclusive Society

By Tenzin Dadon  /  August 16, 2017

Blind People live in the world of ………………………… The first word that must have come immediately to the majority of people’s minds would be ‘Darkness’. I ask why not? Blind people live in a world of ‘sound’, or ‘touch’, or ‘creativity’, or ‘care’, or, most importantly,‘trust’. Clearly when our thinking read more →

Looking to the Future

By Charlotte Wigram-Evans  /  June 7, 2017

Youdon passes easily through the pell-mell of people in McLeod, one hand holding onto her five-year-old son, the other gesturing for me to follow. She skips over cowpats, picking her way around potholes and roadside stalls as though she’s done this trip every day for a long, long time. And read more →

Nima Tshering: Leaving the Black Hole Behind

By Ben Byrne  /  May 4, 2017

Nima Tshering is the secretary at the Kunphen Centre for Substance Dependence, HIV/AIDS and HRD in Dharmshala. He is sitting opposite me in his office, smartly dressed in blue jeans and a crisp white shirt. The power is out in town and the room is dimly lit by the light read more →

Connecting Through Art

By Ben Byrne  /  March 31, 2017

Tenzin Rabgyal is working in his simple studio in McLeod Ganj. There are no computers, no desks and very few distractions; it is a peaceful place by necessity. Tenzin works sitting cross legged on the floor, his painting mounted in front of him. Making the occasional ruckus, Rock, a Pug read more →

“I was born to serve my country”

By Philomène Franssen  /  March 17, 2017

Lhamo Tsering, who is in charge of the Tibet Museum, the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations, says she has now found “her dream job”. There, everyday she is in contact with visitors from all over the world who come to the museum read more →

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