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Tibetan monks studying science at Emory University

By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Saturday, January 1, 2011 Some of the newest students at Emory University’s student body may act like typical college kids, but there’s a key difference: They’re Tibetan monks sent by the Dalai Lama to the United States to learn science. Wearing the traditional crimson robes …

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Kalon Tripa Debate 2011 in New York

WHEN:     Sunday, January 2, 2011; from 2pm to 5pm WHERE Riverside Church (South Hall), 490 Riverside Drive (between 120th & 122nd St) in Manhattan The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey is organizing Kalon Tripa 2011 debate in New York on January 2nd 2011. The debate will be …

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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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Four China Political Trends to Watch in 2011

China

Russell Leigh Moses Wall Street Journal [China Real Time Report] December 22, 2010 This year will likely go down in history as a year when the Chinese government showed its mastery of crisis management. The leadership in Beijing sidestepped financial crisis, deftly handled rising labor costs and unrest in the …

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Seeing science through a spiritual lens

By Amy Yee Special to The Washington Post Saturday, December 18, 2010 NEW DELHI – The northern Indian town of Bir was greeted with an unusual sight when Scott Schmidt carried six-foot-long plywood sheets on his head through the streets. Schmidt, who develops exhibits for the Smithsonian, had retrieved the …

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