Shamar Rinpoche passes away in Germany (UPDATED)

Shamar Rinpoche passes away in Germany (UPDATED)

DHARAMSALA, June 12: The 14th Shamar Rinpoche, an influential spiritual leader from Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the “four heart sons” (four principle disciples) of the late 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorjee suddenly passed away in Germany on June 11, announced the International Bodhi Path Organization.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meeting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R). (Photo: Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor)

Tibetans protest during Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to India

DHARAMSALA, June 9: Several hundred Tibetans and supporters protested in the Indian capital and urged the new Indian Prime Minister, Narender Modi to raise the issue of Tibet on Sunday as Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi visited India in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries.

Dhondup Wangchen upon his release. (Photo: Filming for Tibet)

Dhondup Wangchen released after serving six-year sentence

DHARAMSALA, June 6: Dhondup Wangchen, the self-taught Tibetan filmmaker-activist who made the documentary film “Leaving Fear Behind” was released on June 5 after serving a six-year sentence, a statement by Filming for Tibet (FFT), the Switzerland-based production house that produced the documentary said.

His Holiness prays for victims of Tiananmen event; calls on China to embrace democracy

DHARAMSALA, June 5: As people across the world observed the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown by expressing their solidarity with those who were killed and called on the Chinese government to account for the killings, the Tibetan spiritual leader,

Mr Lodi G. Gyari (Photo: ICT)

Lodi Gyari to resign as Executive Chairman: ICT

DHARAMSALA, June 4: After a quarter century of association with the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) in various capacities, Mr Lodi G. Gyari will be retiring from the Board of Directors of ICT and also as its Executive Chairman, ICT announced in a statement released on June 2.

Tenzin Yangzom Palkhang, Miss Tibet 2014.

Solitary contestant Tenzin Yangzom to be crowned Miss Tibet on Sunday

Tenzin Yangzom Palkhang, the only contestant for this year’s Miss Tibet competition will be crowned and given a cheque of one lakh rupees that usually accompanies the title at a

Dalai Lama’s teaching to Tibetan youth at TCV School; Sikyong to launch MWA campaign

DHARAMSALA, June 3: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings over June 4 to 6 to Tibetan youth at the Tibetan Children’s Village School (Upper TCV).

Liu Xiaobo (left) and Xu Zhiyong (right). Photo: NED

NED honors two jailed Chinese activists with 2014 Democracy Award

DHARAMSALA, June 1: Two Chinese activists, Liu Xia bo and Xu Zhiyong who were put behind bars by their government for championing human rights and democratic reforms in China have been honored on May 29 with the “2014 Democracy Awards” by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US government-funded grant-making foundation.

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

DHARAMSALA, May 30: The Chinese government has started a month-long campaign to crackdown on “illegal” and “harmful” information circulating through instant messaging services

Tibetan girls outshine boys in class XII board examination

DHARAMSALA, May 30: Tibetan girls have yet again outshined boys in this year’s class XII board examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).