Thursday , February 23. 2017

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The office of Tibet mourns the demise of Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche

Wednesday, February 15, the office of Tibet, Washington DC mourns the demise of Kyabje Nyagre Khentrul Ngawang Gelek Rinpoche, who passed away today at 6:00 a.m. CST. Rinpoche was born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, and was recognized as an incarnation of Nyagre Khentrul Rinpoche of Drepung Monastic University at …

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Trump Administration to Support Tibet Issue

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Washington DC. In response to written questions on Tibet from members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the process of confirmation of Rex Tillerson, Cabinet nominee of President Trump for the Secretary of State, who got confirmed today by the Senate, he responded favorably to …

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Sikyong to Attend 8th Halifax International Security Forum in Canada

DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay is scheduled to leave Dharamshala on an official visit to Canada, United States and Germany from 17 – 30 November. From Frankfurt, Sikyong will visit Bodh Gaya, the venue of the upcoming Kalachakra being organised by the Central Tibetan Administration. The highlight of the visit …

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Annual Representatives’ Meeting Convened in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The annual Tibetan representatives’ meeting organised by the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration was convened from 10 – 11 September in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was presided over by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Secretary Sonam N Dagpo, Department of Information and International …

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Sikyong Announces Five-Fifty Strategy for Second Term

DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay today proposed a strategy of five-fifty in his inaugural speech at the swearing-in ceremony for his second term of office, at the Tsuglagkhang in Dharamshala. The five-fifty strategy calls for a renewed effort in the Tibetan people’s struggle to seek genuine autonomy in the next …

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Memorial Service for Harry Wu

Washington DC. May 25, 2016: The Laogai Research Foundation hosted a memorial service for the late Harry Wu at the Library of Congress. The service was attended by an invited guest list comprised of family, friends and supporters of Mr. Wu and his family. The event included statements from: Honorable …

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Losar – Tibetan New Year Celebration at U.S. State Department

Washington, DC. February 18, 2016 – The Office of the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues at the State Department hosted its annual Losar celebration this afternoon. This is the second Losar event organized under Under Secretary Sarah Sewall who also serves as the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. …

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2016 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

2016 GRADUATE (MA and PhD) SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The Dalai Lama Trust, Washington, DC, is pleased to announce its sixth round of annual graduate scholarship grant for the academic year 2016. Ten to fifteen exceptional candidates of Tibetan descent will be selected to receive scholarship awards of up to US$10,000.00. The …

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program

SOURCE (Human Rights Watch): (New York) – Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui) scheme, which is unprecedented …

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