Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Thousands attend His Holiness’ 79th birthday celebrations in Dharamsala

Thousands attend His Holiness’ 79th birthday celebrations in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA, July 7: As Tibetans across the world celebrated their spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday, thousands of Tibetans and Tibet supporters in Dharamsala attended an official function held at the courtyard of the main temple in Mcleod Ganj on July 6 to celebrate the Tibetan leader’s birthday.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama preparing the base for the Kalachakra Sand Mandala that will be constructed by Monks of Namgyal Monastery on the first day of the Kalachakra Teachings in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on July 3, 2014. Photo/Manuel Bauer

His Holiness inaugurates new community hall, calls youngsters future seeds of Tibet

DHARAMSALA, July 4: After completing the inauguration of the Kalachakra initiation that involved various rituals, including preparation of the construction of Kalachakra sand mandala and a brief introductory teaching at the Kalachakra ground on June 3, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Experts urge India to revise its Tibet policy

[IANS] NEW DELHI, July 3: Experts Thursday urged the central government to revise its Tibet policy and put pressure on China to resolve the Tibetan conflict by satisfying people of the contested territory.

Tibetans beaten and detained for protesting against mining at sacred hill

Tibetans beaten and detained for protesting against mining at sacred hill

DHARAMSALA, July 3: Chinese authorities in Dechen County in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham have detained at least nine Tibetans and severely beaten several others, including women on July 1 for protesting against Chinese mining activity at hill considered sacred by the local Tibetans.

China to let Indian experts monitor Brahmaputra in Tibet

[The Hindu] BEIJING, July 1: China has for the first time formally agreed to allow Indian hydrological experts to conduct study tours in Tibet to monitor the flows on the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra, according to a new agreement signed here on Monday during the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

Image of a 3D Kalachakra mandala made in the USA by Arjia Rinpoche. (Photo: International Kalachakra Network)

33rd Kalachakra initiation begins tomorrow in Leh

DHARAMSALA, July 2: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will confer the 33rd Kalachakra (cycles of time) teachings from July 3-13 to hundreds and thousands of devotees in Leh, Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Protesters hold a banner which reads ''2014 July 1 mass march'' to demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong July 1, 2014, the day marking the 17th anniversary of the territory's handover to China.

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Hong Kong marches for democracy as govt says “doing its utmost”

[Reuters] HONG KONG, July 1: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday, with many calling for the city’s leader to be sacked, in what could turn out to be the biggest and most passionate challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.

Senior RSS leader, Indresh Kumar during a public address in Dharamsala.

Senior RSS leader extends support for Tibet

DHARAMSALA, June 30: Indresh Kumar, a senior functionary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-largely regarded as the parent body of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which recently won the Indian general election, said Tibetan people should continue their peaceful struggle for self rule

Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports

Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports

[PTI] LEH/NEW DELHI, June 29: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday.

Annual North America Regional Tibetan Youth Congress meet held in Madison

Annual North America Regional Tibetan Youth Congress meet held in Madison

DHARAMSALA, June 30: The Fourteenth Annual Working Committee meeting of North America Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (NARTYC) was held from June 28-29, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin.