POLITICAL CARTOONS FROM MARCH 1959

The big news following the 59’ Uprising was, of course, the escape of the Dalai Lama from Lhasa, which was featured in cover stories in TIME, LIFE, Reader’s Digest and other journals and papers.  But the world press also took note of the violence and oppression taking place inside Tibet and journalists attempted to cover …

Extinguishing the Embers of Freedom (Part 1)

The Legacy of the former “Enthroned” Prime Minister, His Eminence, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche. Tibetan historians have used the figurative expression “nurturing the embers of the dharma” (tempae mero solwa) to describe how such dedicated scholars and teachers as Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo, Lekpe Sherap, Drom Tonpa, and the great Bengali spiritual master, Atisa, labored tirelessly to keep Buddhist teachings alive …

Bill Gates And The Ancient “Secret” Of Tibetan Toilets

Bill Gates eyeing a jar of human feces at the “Reinvented Toilet Expo” in Beijing on Nov. 22, 2018.  AFP. Bill Gates and his impressive spouse, Melinda, have accomplished an enormous amount of good works throughout the world, not least being the eradication of polio throughout India. But one project of the Gates Foundation, the …

Don’t Stop the Revolution! –– A Review

Chinese police shielding themselves from Tibetan missiles. Image: uprisingarchive.com. DON’T STOP THE REVOLUTION  by Jamyang Norbu, High Asia, 2018.         A Review by Dr. Warren W. Smith Jr.                                                 …

In Focus On The Roof Of The World

“Tibetan Lady” Thomas Parr, Darjeeling 1890s, Albumen print PHOTOGRAPHY AND TIBET                                                      by Clare Harris, Reaktion Books (2016)  The whole business of “Tibet Photography” might have started out as a commercial …