100th Anniversary of Tibet’s INTERNATIONAL Declaration of Independence

 

Check out this You Tube video of TNC sponsored talk in New York City featuring Cheden Lhagyal Adhetsang, Jigme Ugen, Tenzin Dorjee, and Jamyang Norbu : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qRIGm_Adi4

REMEMBERING OUR RANGZEN WARRIORS

 

. Andrug Jindak enjoyed his chang and arak in the evening, but was a moderate drinker according to his secretary Loten la, who is in the background photograph 3rd from right. Left of him is Kusho Lhamo Tsering, chief of operations. In the center is Baba Gyen Yeshi, who Jindak appointed as commander of Mustang. [...]

THE POLITICAL VISION OF ANDRUGTSANG GOMPO TASHI

 

(Download poster at http://www.tibetnc.org/get-involved/andrugtsang-gonpo-tashi-posters/. Print and mount poster and offer a prayer or chomay lamp in rememberance.) . The condescending Lhasa-centric view of Khampas is that they are brave, warlike, forthright and plain speaking, but (ahem!) not too bright when it comes to politics. Hence Gonpo Tashi Andrugtsang’s creation of the Four Rivers Six Ranges, [...]

INDIA IMPRESSES CHINA OPPRESSES

 

. In the old days when you saw a movie in India you invariably got an Indian News Review newsreel before the main feature. From the early seventies there were occasional reports on India’s fledgling space program. A rocket would be launched and invariably it would corkscrew in the air and explode – or flame [...]

THE GREAT MIDDLEWAY REFERENDUM SWINDLE

 

. This is probably the last article I am going to write on the subject of the Middle Way Approach (MWA). I have posted about a dozen pieces on various aspects of this policy: from its crafty (but dishonest) name, its simpleminded political and diplomatic justifications, its screwball economic rationale and its grovelling, too-clever-by-half, modi [...]

Tibetan Scientist in Team Discovering Final Genetic Proof of Tibetan High Altitude Exceptionalism

 

Aug 17 2014. A study led by University of Utah researchers has identified for the first time the genetic reason Tibetans can survive on the Tibetan Plateau, which has an average elevation of 14,800 feet. The results of the study, led by Josef Prchal, internist Donald McLain and hematologist and researcher Tsewang Tashi, were published [...]

THE DIALECTICS OF BEING SHEEP

 

…”The Magnificent Seven” has one profound line of dialogue where the Mexican bandit chief, Calvera, played by Eli Wallach, explains to Chris (Yul Brynner) the leader of the “Seven” defending the Mexican village, why he robs peasants: “If God had not meant them to be sheared, he would not have made them sheep.” Which brought to mind a “sheep” moment in modern Tibetan history.

THE SOUND OF ONE HAND GRASPING

 

The many prosperous-looking Chinese tourists, pilgrims and of course “intellectuals” who seem to have open access to the Dalai Lama, and take up much of his time these days, appear to enjoy full security clearance. In fact I am told that that many exile religious organizations regard them as valuable patrons or jindaks. His Holiness seems convinced that through such outreach tête-à-têtes with Chinese visitors he is somehow influencing China’s perspective on himself, and invariably gaining its trust and sympathy.

THE ARROGANCE OF TREASON

 

PHUNTSOK WANGYAL & HIS ADMIRATION SOCIETY-IN-EXILE The Buddha and Christ both spoke of the virtue of turning the other cheek when wronged, but no one has suggested, to date, that if violently sodomized it would be the correct thing (excuse me) to turn the other cheek, and furthermore, shower the sodomizer with affection and praise. [...]

MISSING THE BIG MOMENT

 

I was in Delhi for the March 10th rally in 1979 taking photographs for the Tibetan Review and the Tibetan Bulletin. Being the 20th anniversary an effort was made to put together a grander program of events than in previous years…Just a few days earlier China had launched a massive attack on Vietnam

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