China’s Cult of Stability Is Killing Tibetans

Tibetans are setting themselves on fire in record numbers to protest Beijing’s heavy hand. But the brutal cycle of violence is only increasing. n the morning of May 19, 22-year-old Tibetan monk Jamyang Losal set himself alight in Qinghai province’s Tsojang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Losal, who died at the scene,

June 16th, 2017|

Tibetan medicine lures patients

Before dawn in the Indian Himalayas, scores of patients clutching small vials of urine queue patiently to see Yeshi Dhonden, a Tibetan monk who became a legend as personal healer to the Dalai Lama. Tibetan medicine, known as Sowa-Rigpa, draws on centuries-old techniques such as blood-letting, cupping, and moxibustion --

May 17th, 2017|

Dalai Lama Presides Over First Tibetan Women’s Day

DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the first official “Tibetan Women’s Day” event organised by the Central Tibetan Administration at Tsuglagkhang this morning. The Kashag declared 12 March as Tibetan Women’s day to honour the courage and sacrifices of Tibetan women in the freedom struggle and

March 14th, 2017|

Tibetan Writer Missing Nine Years, Feared Dead

Nine years after a controversial Tibetan writer vanished in Sichuan amid widespread protests against Chinese rule, family members now believe the missing man may be dead, Tibetan sources say. Tsawa Danyuk, also called Lodroe Palden, disappeared in April 2008 after posting a notice on his web log saying he was

March 10th, 2017|