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

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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

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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

A booth is seen in centre of the courtyard as a Tibetan women washes clothes in Bakhor, in the old part of Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China on November 16, 2015. In Bakhor, one of the hotbeds of dissent during the riots, the paramilitary presence has been replaced with booths, part of a "grid management" surveillance system aimed at managing society "without gaps, without blind spots, without blanks", according to state media.

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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Central Tibetan Administration Applauds Climate Change Agreement 
But Says More Must Be Done to Protect the Tibetan Plateau

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Immediate Press Release: December 15, 2015. The Central Tibetan Administration welcomes the commitment by the nearly 200 countries at the COP21 meeting to tackle climate change by setting the objective of keeping global temperatures “well below” 2.0C . But warns that a comprehensive understanding of global climate change is impossible without …

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We are deeply saddened by the news of Melissa Mathison’s passing

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We are deeply saddened by the news of Melissa Mathison’s passing. Melissa was a close of friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. She wrote the screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s 1997 film Kundun. Melissa was also on the board of the International Campaign for Tibet since …

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Tibet Corps Service Opportunity

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Tibet Corps invites Tibetan professionals and students residing in North America to contribute their expertise at Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India. A monthly stipend and housing will be provided by TibetCorps. The Office of Tibet will try to help acquire funds to cover the entire or portion of the round-trip airfare to …

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Philadelphia Honors The Dalai Lama With A ‘Day Of Kindness’

People pray at Philadelphia's City Hall, where homemade flags are on display in honor of the Day of Kindness. Photo/GABRIEL WIENER

Author: Antonia Blumberg Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post (Source) The Dalai Lama is often quoted as saying, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” So when people in Philadelphia learned earlier this year that the locally based National Constitutional Center would be awarding its Liberty Medal to the Buddhist leader this …

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to receive the Liberty Medal

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The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to be Honored on October 26 in Philadelphia  (Source) PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2015) – The National Constitution Center has announced His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. His …

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