Saturday, January 20 2018

Commentaries & Opinion Pieces

Minnesota Tibetans Gather for an Unprecedented Election

  – Lobsang T. Namru, Minneapolis, MN The recent election of Dr. Lobsang Sangay to the helm of Tibetan exile administration and the process leading to was historic in the annals Tibetan politics, and exemplary by any measure of a democratic institution. Weren’t we excited by the enthusiasm and participation …

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The legitimacy and role of the Central Tibetan Administration

  by Kelsang Gyaltsen, Envoy of H. H. the Dalai Lama Posted on 20 Juni 2011 Once again the small Tibetan world in exile seems to be torn apart by an emotional and political dispute over the devolution of the administrative and political powers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama …

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After the Dalai Lama

Tibetans in exile build new institutions as their spiritual leader leaves politics. By AMY YEE The Wall Street Journal (Opinion Asia) June 10, 2011 The Dalai Lama’s official role in the Tibetan exile administration has ended. The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), based in Dharamsala in northern India, last week finalized …

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Message of compassion strikes a chord

MIND MOVES: Visit by Dalai Lama was an inspiration to us all, writes TONY BATES Tony Bates, The Irish Times, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 HE CAME, he bowed and he conquered us with his smile. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. His presence inspired us and touched something deeply human in …

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Tibet’s Quiet Revolution

  (by Pico Iyer, The New York Review of Books, March 19, 2011) It’s been startling to witness mass demonstrations in countries across the Middle East for freedom from autocracy, while, in the Tibetan community, a die-hard champion of “people power” tries to dethrone himself and his people keep asking …

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How Does the Dalai Lama Change the Tibet Question

  (Bhaskar Roy, Chennai Center for China Studies, March 17, 2011) Although the 14th Dalai Lama has been talking about stepping down from the leadership of the Tibetan Government in Exile for some time, his final decision announced on March 10, did shock his people to an extent, and posed …

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A moral compass is not just for history (The European Voice)

For those Europeans who know what it is like to be Tibetan, an unwillingness to meet the Dalai Lama is worse than cowardice The European Voice,  11 February, 2011 The Dalai Lama is visiting Europe this August. The continent’s senior politicians are not exactly jostling to see him. His website …

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Tibet’s small exercise in democracy

[Isabel Hilton,The New Humanist, 21st January 2011] The leadership of a dalai lama as a form of political leadership is both powerful and vulnerable: powerful because political authority is supported by religious devotion; vulnerable because it is at odds with the political realities of Tibetans today. Tibet must find a …

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Mining and the new colonization of Tibet

Mining in Gyama Valley, Tibet

by Stephanie Law →Dominion Stories December 10th 2010 In the next five to 10 years, there might be a change in what comes to mind when thinking about Tibet. The 2008 Olympics in Beijing saw an international outcry against the Chinese government’s oppressive policies and practices in Tibet. Mass riots …

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