Tibetan News

Demise of Shugden Community

Shugden, also known as Dolgyal, the Buddhist group which has led a global campaign of harassment against the Dalai Lama, has announced on its website that it has disbanded and called off its demonstrations: “The Directors of the International Shugden Community previously announced that from 1 Dec 2015 they had read more →

Railroading Tibet

China has announced plans to build a new railway linking the Tibetan Capital Lhasa to the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. It will be the second Chinese rail link to Lhasa and is part of a five year development plan for the region. The announcement has been met with protests read more →

Tibetan Political Prisoner Hospitalised

Chinese prison authorities have hospitalised high-profile Tibetan political prisoner, Jigme Gyatso. The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reports that Gyatso, who is eligible for release in six months, is hospitalised in Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu Province. Jigme Gyatso, also known as Jigme Guri, was a monk read more →

Compassion in Health Care UPDATED

His Holiness the Dalai Lama brought his teachings to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in the United States, where he was undergoing treatment. The Tibetan Spiritual leader spoke to a crowd of 500 Mayo Clinic staff on compassion in health care for about an hour and a half on February read more →

His Holiness Addresses UN Panel

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed a packed auditorium at a United Nations (UN) human rights conference in Geneva in his capacity as a Nobel Laureate, despite China’s attempt to sabotage the event and urging diplomats to stay away. “One part of the human brain usually develops common sense. Some read more →

Worldwide Observance of Tibetan Uprising Day

Tibetan supporters around the world marked Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, with protest rallies in major cities both a call for renewed attention to the human rights violations in Tibet, and a mark of solidarity with the cause of Tibetan freedom. Events organised by official pro-Tibetan groups such read more →

Tragedy of Two Teenagers’ Self-Immolations

A sixteen year old Tibetan boy, Dorjee Tsering, died three days after he set himself on fire in Dehra Dun in India, the second such protest of the year. On the same day, February 29, Kalsang Wangdue, an eighteen year old monk self-immolated in Karze, the eastern region of Tibet. read more →

Former Kalon Dicki Chhoyang on the Election

Kalon (Minister) Dicki Chhoyang, who headed the Central Tibetan Administration’s department of Information and International Relations for four and half years, resigned from her post on February 29, three weeks prior to the Tibetan election. Her resignation in the midst of election fever has prompted much speculation . On March read more →

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