Sunday, August 20 2017

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The US State Department releases annual report on International Religious Freedom, which highlighted Chinese interference in religious practices in monasteries and nunneries in Tibet.

The report highlighted Chinese authorities engaged in widespread interference in religious practices, especially in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries in Tibet and forced disappearance, physical abuse, prolonged detention due to religious practice. The report says “authorities evicted more than 2,000 monks and nuns from Buddhist institutes at Larung Gar and …

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Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota Elects New Executive Members

July 31,2017: The Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota elected its 2017-18 executive members. They are Mr. Ngawang Chime, President; Sonam Dorjee, Vice President; Lhawang Tara, Media Chair; Sonam Choden, Secretary; Ka Tsering, Social Service Chair; Dechen Wangmo, Treasurer; Dorjee Tsegyal, Spiritual Chair; Tenzin Dangsong, Chatrel/Membership; Tenzin Tsering, Cultural Chair; Tashi …

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US Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Tibet

July 12th, 2017 Washington, D.C. The US Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission organized a hearing on Religious Freedom in Tibet today coinciding with the 2nd anniversary of the death of Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. The Co-Chairs of the Commission Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressman Randy Hultgren chaired the hearing. Prof. …

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Representative Penpa Tsering in Connecticut and New York City

Monday, July 10th, 2017 Washington, D.C. Representative Penpa Tsering left for Connecticut on July 6th to attend a celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday as the chief guest and address the Tibetan community of Connecticut. The Tibetan American Community of Connecticut hosted the celebration. During his trip, he …

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Gyalwang Karmapa Rinpoche Visits the Office of Tibet in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. July 7th, 2017. On Wednesday, July 5th, Gyalwang Karmapa Rinpoche visited the Office of Tibet during his three-day visit to Washington, D.C. This trip to Washington follows his one-month visit to Canada. The afternoon visit to the Office of Tibet was informational. Representative Penpa Tsering updated him on …

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It’s Cruel to Silence the Murmurs of the Suffering

by Ming Xia, June 25th, 2017  In response to Haitong Du’s “Opinion: The Dalai Lama’s Commencement Speech Is Problematic for UC San Diego” (The Times of San Diego), I would like to offer my experiences with and views about the Dalai Lama. I am an educator in the City of …

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Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Birthday at the Capitol

Washington DC, June 27, 2017: The Office of Tibet and International Campaign for Tibet jointly hosted a reception at the US Capitol Building to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday. The reception was addressed by Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Congressman Jim McGovern, Congresswoman Ros Lehtinen and …

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