Singer Ani Dolma appointed Nat’l Ambassador of UNICEF Nepal

April 11, 2014

Ani Choying DolmaNepal’s singing nun Ani Choying Dolma has been appointed UNICEF Nepal’s first ever National Ambassador amidst a function chaired by President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in the capital on Friday.

Ani will help UNICEF’s clarion call to protect Nepali children and adolescents from violence and create a happy and safe environment as an Ambassador where they can grow up to become functional adult, good parents and responsible citizens later in life. read more…

Parliament chief avoids Dalai Lama

April 10, 2014

cccThe Dalai Lama will travel to Oslo next month to mark 25 years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On Wednesday the Parliamentary President and a long-time supporter of Tibet, Olemic Thommessen, said he would not be meeting with the exiled spiritual leader because it’s become more important to repair relations with China. read more…

Many Tibetans will not be able to vote in Delhi

April 10, 2014  PTI

Namgyal Dolkar LhagyariAs the national capital votes tomorrow, a large section of Tibetans here say they will not be able to exercise their franchise despite a court ordering inclusion of their names in electoral roll because Delhi Election Commission could not verify their documents.

Many residents at Majnu Ka Tilla, one of the largest Tibetan settlements in Chandni Chowk constituency, said they did not get the Voter I-card though there was a verdict by the Karnataka High Court last year which had said that children of Tibetan refugees born in India between 1950 to 1987 cannot be denied enrollment in voters’ list. read more…

Buddha is a scientist, His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells Japanese to study his teachings

April 10, 2014

zccvbKYOTO, Japan: On the fourth day of visit to Japan today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Shuchin University in Kyoto in central Japan. 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was welcomed by Ven. Kouzui Suguri, President of the University and Chief Abbot of Nakayama Dera and Ven Chijun Suga, President of Dosokai and Chief Administrator (No.2) of Zentsuji Temple.  read more…

Tibetan Youth Detained Following Solitary Protest

April 10, 2014  RFA

imageA young Tibetan was taken into custody Tuesday by police in western China’s Sichuan province after he walked alone along a public road, scattering paper flyers and shouting slogans challenging Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas, sources said.
The April 8 protest in Manikengo town in Sichuan’s Dege county prompted cries of support from Tibetan onlookers, who echoed the young man’s calls for the long life of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan living in exile told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Wednesday. read more…

Chinese Officials Order Tibetan ‘Prayer Wheels’ Destroyed

April 10, 2014  RFA

zrtChinese authorities in a Tibetan county in Qinghai province have ordered a local clinic to destroy “prayer wheels” dedicated to the healing of disease, at the same time threatening to seize a sacred mountain and open it to exploration by mining firms, according to sources. read more…

China pushes Tibet drilling in search for oil

April 7, 2014  The Hindu

unnamed1Chinese miners have drilled a record seven-km-deep borehole — the deepest ever dug by a Chinese company on the Tibetan plateau — in the latest push by the government to accelerate the search for oil and minerals on the untapped but energy-rich

“roof of the world.” Chinese geologists have said the secretive project, about which little has been reported in state media and whose exact location in Tibet remains unknown, is part of a wider push to “lessen the country’s dependence on oil imports,” the South China Morning Post reported. read more…

How I start my day: Dalai Lama

April 7, 2014

hhI believe a good morning is the beginning of a good day. If we wake up in the morning and are happy, even if we face small irritants, we can cope with them.

If we wake up in a bad mood or are unhappy, even the smallest problem will make us angry. Mental attitude is very important. So, train your mind through meditation, and let your mornings be the best time to bring peace into your lives. We must remain in the ‘thoughtlessness’ zone if we want to be calm. Focus on how to create a happy life. read more…

Dalai Lama brings message of hope and confidence to Japan

April 7, 2014

daSENDAI, Japan: Praising the Japanese people’s spirit and strength to recover in the face of immense suffering and destruction, His Holiness the Dalai Lama encouraged victims of the devastating natural disaster which hit Japan in 2011 to look to future with optimism and determination.

A Society for Prayers – 2014 invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give emotional support and zest for living for people in Sendai, one of worst regions during the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. read more…

Another Tibetan Girl Bags Gold Medal in Top Indian College

April 7, 2014

Sonam-Dolma1DHARAMSHALA: Just a few weeks after a Tibetan girl bagged the prestigious gold medal, Sonam Dolma, another Tibetan girl achieved the same feat by winning the gold medal in one of India’s top colleges for her outstanding academic performance.
“Sonam Dolma secured 1st in the two years of her M.A Political Science Degree at Madras Chritisan College (MCC). The gold medal was awarded to her during the recent convocation of MCC in March,” said Mr. Dhondup, the administrator of Tibetan Youth Hostel in Bangalore. read more…

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