Tag Archives: Tibet

Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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Land of the Thunder Dragon

One of my Tibetan friends once said that there are as many Jigmes in his hometown as there are Joes in my hometown. Jigme is a very common name for males from the area of Asia to the north of … Continue reading

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Tibetan Democracy Day

One of the monks I sponsor makes sure to send me some packets of incense in time for September second each year.  Like many of the Tibetan lamas at Sera Je Monastery in South India, Lobsang has an interest in … Continue reading

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Tibetan Uprising Day

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama was brought to the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa, in 1937.  He was only a two-year-old toddler at the time that he was recognized as the latest incarnation in the line of Dalai Lamas.  … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Escapes

During the past 53 years, there has been a glimmer of hope among the people of Tibet. That is Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama will be able to safely return to his homeland. For a longer time than His … Continue reading

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Tibetan Independence Day

One of my Tibetan friends commented that the number 13 will be very auspicious for Tibetan people this year.  I asked him to clarify his opinion. Tenzin noted that 100 years ago, today, February 13, 1913, the Proclamation of Tibetan Independence was … Continue reading

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Tibetan Monks

Every few weeks I’m saddened by hearing or reading news reports of yet another Tibetan monk burning himself to death. The self-immolations are a desperate form of plea to the world for the preservation of the ancient culture and the … Continue reading

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