Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

An undated photo of Jigme Gyatso.

Senior Tibetan monk sentenced to five years in prison

DHARAMSALA, Sep 10: A Chinese court in Lanzhuo, the capital of Gansu Province has sentenced a senior Tibetan monk, who was detained for the fourth time in 2011 following his return to Tibet after attending Kalachakra teachings in India, to five years’ imprisonment for engaging in “splittist activities”.

China’s President Xi to make his first visit to India

[REUTERS] Beijing, Sep 9: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille

Cape Town mayor expresses displeasure over her government’s position on Dalai Lama’s visa issue

DHARAMSALA, Sep 9: The mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille on Sep 5 accused her government of being disingenuous as the South African government, on one hand refused to grant a visa to the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and on the other hand, maintained that the Tibetan Nobel laureate’s visa application is being processed using normal processes.

Sikyong Sangay attends Mcleod Mela

Sikyong Sangay attends Mcleod Mela

DHARAMSALA, Sep 6: The elected head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay on Sep 4 attended the concluding ceremony of Mcleod Ganj Mela, a traditional festival of the local Gaddi people held every year for the past two hundred years.

China mulls opening of new route to Kailash Mansarovar

[PTI] BEIJING, Sep 3: In a major political gesture, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce the opening of a new safe route for Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash and Mansarovar in Tibet via Sikkim during his forthcoming visit to India.

South Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit: Spokeswoman

[AFP] CAPE TOWN, Sep 4: South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said Thursday.

The Dalai Lama, New Roads and The Wall Street Journal

Two Tibetans detained for taking protest photo

DHARAMSALA, Sep 4: Chinese authorities have detained two Tibetan villagers for taking photos of a protest by Tibetans in eastern Tibet on Aug 12, during which Chinese police opened fire on unarmed Tibetans, according to a report by the Washington based Radio Free Asia.

‘China trying to conceal reality of political repression in Tibet’

Naresh K Thakur, Hindustan Times|September 3, 2014

In blatant attack on China, Sikyong (Tibetan Prime Minister-in- exile) Lobsang Sangay on Tuesday said that the Communist government was concealing the reality of ongoing political repression in Tibet through a pre-meditated propaganda, painting an extremely pleasant and peaceful picture of Tibet.

Tulku PhurbuTsering Rinpoche, also known as Pangri-na Rinpoche

TCHRD urges world organizations to question China about Tibetan lama’s imprisonment and torture

DHARAMSALA, Aug 30: Upon receiving information on serious health condition of Trulku Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche (also known as Pangri-na Rinpoche), a prominent reincarnated lama from Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province,