Friday, May 21, 2010

A Political Monk?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama to an interview in the film"The Sun Behind  Cloud" said"the Tibetan people have so much hope on me, but I am helpless".
Majority Tibetan  have absolute regard and trust, faith, belief   to His Hiliness the Dalai Lama's wisdom and vision for the future of Tibet including myself. But it is crucial for any Tibetan to read between lines of the Dalai Lama's responses, and speeches and writings on regarding to Tibet's future. The Dalai Lama described that he felt the same situation again ( as he did in 1959) when the Tibet crisis was its height  in 2008.
 Tibetan called His Holiness requesting not to stop people's demonstrations, and whereas the Chinese government is bent on to crackdown violently. His Holiness felt sandwhiched between two giant boulder.Analyzing the intense pressure and reponsbilities of the Dalai Lama to quell such a violatle situation, it  must have been mindboggling. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gendered Issue in traditional Society


"When you educate a man, you educate a person, when you educate a woman, you educate a family". This age old wisdom is shared by many in today's world. I dont know how the importance of educating girl child even dawned to a Tibetan woman. But the fact is some Tibetan NGOs doing a fantastic projects in Tibet, targeting Tibetan girl as their ultimate goal. I had attended a presentation by a Tibetan young girl, who has been invited by Machik in Washingtong D.C.  It was thrilling experience for me to see a young Tibetan girl speaking fluent English and presenting a well organized and well researched information on the topic of gendered issue in Tibetan traditional society. As a Tibetan herself, doing a presention on such a controversial and rather queer subject must have been challenging.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mining in Markham

The Chinese government and private enterprise  headlocked in excavating natural resources from scared mountain in Eastern Tibet, Kham. Desperate Tibetan called to inform the gravity of the situation.

RFA reports the detail:

Saturday, May 1, 2010


He has disappeared for 2 years, and his parents pressumed he is dead. Years have passed and the family returned to their normal life. The fearful memories of  March 14 have been stowed away. When everything seems to be ok, a twist to the tale unfolded. The dead has resurrected, and thereby disturbing the mental peace of Nitsongtsang family unlike anything before.