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 …

Visionary Historian

CHÖGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU – 1938-2018 Namkhai Norbu during the 1988 Zhang-Zhung Expedition. Namkhai Norbu Rimpoché passed away last month (Sept. 27th). I want to jot down some memories I have of him and discuss his pivotal contribution to our understanding of ancient Tibetan history. I had no spiritual relationship with him, so I will skip …

The dentist and the refugees

by Tashi Tsering Josayma Tashi Tsering, director of Amnye Machen Institute, sent me this piece (and photographs) as a response to my last post on Tsewang Norbu la. I thought Tashi la’s comment so interesting and illuminating about a period in early Tibetan exile-life that I thought it would be a pity to tuck it …