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Secular diplomacy powers Tibetans’ global outreach

Mayank Chhaya | December 2, 2011| The Dalai Lama’s political successor and Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has significantly stepped up his outreach as the Tibetan issue slides further into global amnesia. A dozen self-immolations by desperate Tibetans since February, 2009, including 11 since March this year alone, has not done …

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Kirti Rinpoche concludes his speaking engagements on Tibet in New York

  Kirti Rinpoche participated in a panel discussion with Prof. Robert Thurman to discuss the topic, “Breaking Point: Understanding the Tibetan Self-Immolations” at the Roosevelt House in Hunter College, hosted by the Students for a Free Tibet on 22 November 2011. It was the last of Kirti Rinpoche’s series of …

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Head of the Panchen Lama’s Search Committee feared dead

  DHARAMSHALA, November 24: Jadrel Rinpoche Jampa Trinley, the former Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo monastery and the leader of the search party for the 11th Panchen Lama, is feared dead. The website of the Central Tibetan Administration reported that news about Jadrel Rinpoche’s suspected death was revealed in recently emerged …

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Stanford University Tibetan Student Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Tenzin Seldon, a Tibetan student at Stanford University majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, has become the first Tibetan-American to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship.  Last year, she won another prestigious Truman Scholarship. Seldon is the second Tibetan to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship.  In 1992, Tashi Rabgey, …

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Australian MP Urges China to Respect Religious Freedom in Tibet

  DHARAMSHALA: Echoing Australian government’s deep concern about reports of self-immolations by Tibetan monks and nuns in Tibet, Mr Michael Danby MP in the Australian Parliament has appealed to the Chinese authorities to respect the religious rights of Tibetan monks and to cease their repressive actions against those in the …

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Beijing eyes Buddhist resurgence

  By Calum Macleod| Religion News Service, The Washington Post Monday, November 7,4:12 PM SERTHAR— Breathless but beaming, Sheng Zisu sounds confident after five months in a maze-like Buddhist encampment high on the eastern Tibetan plateau, nearly 400 miles from the nearest city. “Look around. They could never find me …

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