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The Youngest Hero Of The Yushu Quake

Amidst the accusations of China’s belated response to the devastating earthquake that hit the Tibetan area of Yushu in the early hours of April 14, 2010, the downplaying in the Chinese media of the key role that Tibetan monks have […]

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tale Of Two Meetings

Dalai Lama & President Obama

After snubbing him during his Washington DC visit last October, President Obama finally met with the Dalai Lama on February 18th this year. Predictably, China’s leaders had warned of damage to Sino-US relations if the administration went ahead with the […]

The Dalai Lama: Tibet’s Axis Mundi

Attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala, India, is quite a different experience from doing so in the West. Trade comfortable cushioned seats in a temperature-controlled environment for seats on a concrete floor under a covered rooftop exposed to the […]

Spotlight On Tibet: The Will To Survive

Tsewang Dhondup

One Man’s Amazing Escape From Tibet As a child growing up in a remote village in the mountainous region of Kham, Tibet, Tsewang Dhondup loved to listen to the heroic fables recounted by the local elders. Now Tsewang’s own story […]

Spotlight On Tibet: A Global Emergency Tipping Point


I actually started to be personally affected by the implications of the scientific information that was coming out,” says British biologist John Stanley. This “information” includes a shocking prediction by the UN Environmental Program and the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate […]

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tibetan Voice, A Ray of Light

With the uncertain rollercoaster state of the worlds’ economies and the vociferous political race occurring in our own country, this cacophony of tribulations has all but drowned out continued exposure to the ongoing human rights struggles still raging in places […]

Spotlight On Tibet: The Bright Side

Timeless Wisdom From The Dalai Lama For Challenging Times It was a drizzly morning as I walked up to Thunderdome, the basketball stadium at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to attend a day of teachings with the His […]

Spotlight On Tibet: Tibet?s Unlikely Defender

Zhu Rui

As a writer, I feel that Tibet is my home. I miss Tibet all the time.” These words come from an unlikely source, a Chinese journalist who has gone from being an ardent critic of Tibetan society to one of […]

Spotlight On Tibet: Calling Tibet? Please Hang Up & Try Again

Tibetan Prayer Flags

You have the wrong house. I have no son.” This is what nineteen-year-old Legdup heard when he called his mother in Tibet from Dharamsala, India. Sitting in a dark café with a tantalizing view of the Himalayan foothills that separates […]

Spotlight On Tibet: Post-Olympic News from the High Mountains

Olympic Games

During the Beijing Olympic Games, Tibetans and supporters around the world staged prayer vigils, hunger strikes, and protest marches to focus on China’s inhumane treatment of Tibetans. In Beijing, despite the government’s establishment of so-called free protest zones, there were […]

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