2011

During a week, starting on December 19th, 2011 until December 24th, 2011 Sara Dawa has collected signatures in Glarus for the Tibetan. With his action he wanted to bring in his home canton the attention to the recent self .

It is with great sadness the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration has learned of the passing away of President Václav Havel on 18 December 2011.

The rally is jointly organised by: Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, www.tibetswiss.ch Tibetan Women's Organisation in Switzerland, www.tfos.ch, Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association, www.tibetfocus.ch. Tibetan Youth Association in Europa, www.tibetanyouth.org

7th action Women’s rights in Tibet (including freedom of religion and freedom of speech) Organized by section:   Oetwil am See, Rüti and Volketswil. Date Monday 28th November 2011 Time: 11.00 a.m. till 16.00 p.m. 

On 21st November 2011 peace march from Luzern to Geneva ended with peaceful demonstration in front of UN joined by other Tibetans.

To show our deepest respect and solidarity to the sacrifices made in Tibet in recent weeks and months,

Today 9th November 2011 at 9.00 a.m. a group of Tibetans from Luzern canton started a peace march form Luzern to Geneva.

6. Aktion: Dialog, jetzt! In context of the 2 year campaign the sections of Flawil/Uzwil and Münchwilen/Wil went ahead with the sixth event in front of the UNO-building on the Place des Nations. On that sunny Monday (31st of October 2011) 45 people took part in a peaceful demonstration.

DHARAMSHALA, November 4: A 25 year old Tibetan refugee living in India, set himself on fire, in front of the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital New Delhi today.

SENDAI, November 4: “Speaking as an ordinary Tibetan and a Buddhist monk, these incidents of self-immolation are very very sad,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama today at a press conference in the northern Japanese city of Sendai.

Dharamshala: Yet another Tibetan nun self-immolated in Kham Tawu, eastern Tibet at around 12 noon today. She is the 11th Palden Choetso at her nunnery (file photo)Tibetan to set herself on fire in a wave of self-immolation protests that has taken place this year since march.

For Immediate Release (3 November,2011) The Kashag is deeply saddened by the latest case of self-immolation by Palden Choetso (Choesang), a nun from Tawu Gaden Choeling nunnery, near Nyitso monastery in eastern Tibet. She was 35 years old.

DHARAMSHALA, November 3: Sonam Choedon, a Tibetan woman in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal doused herself in kerosene and attempted self immolation after Nepali police repeatedly curbed what was a largely peaceful demonstration by Tibetan refugees on Wednesday.

BEIJING — A Buddhist nun in southwest Sichuan Province died Thursday after setting herself on fire, becoming the 11th Tibetan to embrace a grisly protest against Chinese rule and at least the sixth to die doing so.

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against China’s stance on human rights and democracy as Heinz Fischer welcomed Hu Jintao at Hofburg Palace in Vienna this morning (Mon).

(Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators called on China on Tuesday to halt repression of Tibetan Buddhist monks and voiced concern that many had been arrested or had disappeared during a recent crackdown on religious freedom.

GENEVA (1 November 2011) – A group of United Nations independent experts voiced grave concern over reports of heavy security measures, in and around the area of the Tibetan Buddhist Kirti monastery - which houses some 2,500 monks- and other monasteries in Aba County, an area of Sichuan province with many ethnic Tibetans in south-west China.

Geneva: The three chairpersons of the Tibet Discussion Group in the German Parliament urged German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in an open letter “to advocate for an immediate end to the Chinese violence towards the Tibetan people, in talks with the Chinese leadership during the upcoming G20-Summit in Cannes.”

Dharamshala, October 25: A report from Tibet confirmed here by Tibetan government-in-exile said a monk of Karze monastery in Karze in eastern Tibet has set himself on fire this morning.

Geneva: Over a thousand Tibetans gathered in front of the United Nations in Geneva on 23 October to express their solidarity with Tibetans who recently self-immolated in Ngaba and Tawo in Eastern Tibet. Mr. Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile called upon the UN to send a fact-finding mission to Kirti Monastery to investigate the situation there.

DHARAMSHALA, October 19: In one of the strongest political statements since the transfer of his political power, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today joined a call for a day-long hunger fast and prayer service by the Kashag (cabinet).

Dharamshala: - The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) and its 56 chapters worldwide are today holding solidarity actions in commemoration of Tenzin Wangmo, who died after a seven-minute self-immolation protest on October 17.

DHARAMSHALA, October 18: A group of 35 Tibetan parliamentarians are currently sitting on a 24-hour hunger fast in the Indian capital city of New Delhi.

DHARAMSHALA, India: A Tibetan nun killed herself by self-immolation in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet on Monday, while two peaceful Tibetan protesters were shot and wounded by security forces in Karze in eastern Tibet on Sunday.

DHARAMSHALA, October 15: Yet another Tibetan self-immolated in the distraught Ngaba region of eastern Tibet earlier today protesting China’s rule over Tibet. The incident happened at around 11.50 am local time. The individual is being described as Norbu Damdul, around 19 years of age who is a former monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba.

Dharamshala, October 15: A 19 year old Tibetan man from Ngaba County in today’s Sichuan Province on Saturday attempted immolation in yet another protest apparently expressing discontent with Beijing’s rule of Tibet, taking the number of immolation protests to 8 this year.

DHARAMSHALA, October 8: Following the tragic incidents of self immolations in Tibet and a benumbed unresponsiveness from the exile Tibetan administration, a global coalition of Tibetans and supporters are planning a mass mobilisation at Chinese embassies across the world on Wednesday November 2.

DHARAMSHALA, October 7: Reports coming out of Tibet confirm that two more Tibetans set themselves on fire today in an apparent anti-China protest. One is feared dead while the other is being described in serious condition.

DHARAMSHALA, October 7: Coinciding with the gathering of over a million devotees in the largest central Indian city of Nagpur, Indian friends and supporters of Tibet took out a bike rally yesterday under the banner, “Free Tibet; Save India.”

October 3: In reports coming out of Tibet, over 200 Tibetans in eastern Tibet took out a peaceful protest demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom for Tibet on October 1 – the 62nd founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

October3: Reports are coming in from reliable sources that another monk in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet set himself on fire today. The incident reportedly occurred in the turbulent Ngaba region which has witnessed three self immolations this year alone.

GENEVA: ECOSOC NGOs called upon the UN Human Rights Council for the protection and promotion of basic human rights as guaranteed in international laws on 23 September during the Council's 18th Session in Geneva. The NGOs said UN must condemn perpetrators in the strongest terms wherever and whoever involved be it member state.

DHARAMSHALA, September 26: In a most comprehensive statement yet over his reincarnation, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said that he has the “sole legitimate authority” over his reincarnation.

Dharamshala, September 26: In reports coming out of Tibet, two more monks in eastern Tibet set themselves ablaze in an apparent anti-China protest today at around 10 am local time.

Continuing the 2 year project of appealing the U.N of sending a fact finding mission to Tibet, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein organized its fifth chapter of the project on the 12th of september 2011

DHARAMSHALA September 21: Exile rights groups -- International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) and Students for Free Tibet (SFT) -- have urged the Nepal government to release 23 Tibetans detained earlier for “illegally crossing” into the country.

DHARAMSHALA, September 21: A 23 year-old Tibetan girl has won gold for China in the Women's Freestyle Wrestling 67 kg class at the World Wrestling Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

DHARAMSHALA (September 20)- The 11 Tibetan monks of Gaden Jhangtse monastery in the Tibetan settlement of Mundgod have entered into Himachal Pradesh Tuesday. The 11 monks had set off on foot from the Indian city of Pune on September 3.

DHARAMSHALA, September 19: An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Indian border state of Sikkim Sunday evening, sending tremors throughout the region. According to incoming reports, the earthquake has killed over 50 people and injured several others in India, Nepal and Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA September 20: Four Tibetan labourers have been injured after Chinese mining officials opened fire on them over a wage payment clash on Saturday in Tibetan area of Chatreng in Kardze, a newly arrived Tibetan told the Voice of Tibet radio.

DHARAMSHALA, India: In a letter offering his condolences to the Chief Minister of Sikkim, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his concern for the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in the state.

DHARAMSHALA: The portfolios of the new Kalons in the 14th Kashag was announced by Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay at a press conference held today at the Kashag Secretariat.

DHARAMSHALA, India: The five Kalons among the six newly elected members of the Kashag were sworn in by Chief Justice Commissioner Ngawang Phelgyal Gyelchen at a ceremony at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission this afternoon. Kalon Tsering Dhundup will take the oath of office tomorrow morning (17 September).

DHARAMSHALA, India: The second session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament in exile has begun today. In his opening speech, Mr Penpa Tsering, the Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, welcomed Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay to the Tibetan Parliament in Exile since it is the 1st session of the Tibetan Parliament in exile being held after the swearing in of Dr Lobsang Sangay as the new Kalon Tripa on 8th August 2011.

Tibetan Community at section Lucerne held a prayers on 4th Sep. 2011, in memorial of matyr who put an abrupt end to their life for the cause of Tibetan people. The flames their self immolation of Pawo Thupten Ngodup la, Pawo Phuntsok la and most recently Pawo Tsewang la

On 3. Sept. 2011. The tournament has been organised by the tibetan community in Milan since 2009. FC Norbulinga has participated in this tournament for the 2nd time and this year, the team could bag the Cup. Besides Football,

On the occasion of our two-year campaign „UN send fact-finding mission to Tibet now “the Tibetan Community sections Rapperswil/Jona and Uznach/Wattwil held on Monday 29.08.2011 the fourth event in front of Palais Wilson.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Chorten on the Mount Säntis,

Organized by the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, on 25.08.2011 there was a commemoration to the 29 years old monk Tsewang Norbu, who burned himself as a sign of protest against the chinese politics and government.

DHARAMSHALA, August, 16: The issue of next Dalai Lama will be discussed during a planned meeting of Tibetan religious heads in September, said the Dalai Lama at a press conference in Toulouse, France, last Saturday.

DHARAMSHALA, August, 15: Tsewang Norbu, a 29-year old Tibetan monk from Nyitso monastery in Kham Kardze, eastern Tibet died today after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, August 17: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia August 16 at the invitation of the Estonian Institute of Buddhism and the Riigikogu Tibet Support Group (Estonian Parliamentary group for Tibet).

The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply saddened by the death of Tsewang Norbu who died because he had set himself on fire to draw the international community's attention to the worsening crisis in Tibet. This act of desperation is another indication of the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet.

Third directly elected Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay (L), takes oath of office and secrecy before the Chief JusticeCommissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration, Mr Ngawang Phelgyal, (R) at the swearing-in ceremonyat Tsuglagkhang, the main temple, in Dharamsala, on 8 August 2011/Photo by Namgyal TsewangMy fellow Tibetans:

On Saturday, 13 August 2011, the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCSL) organised the annual Kalachakra Memorial Event at the Tibet Institute in Rikon. The abbot, monks of the Tibet Institute, guests of honour and approximately 80 people attended the event.

A peace march for Tibetans inside the Tibet who are suffering immensely under the Red China. "Due to the endless suffering of Tibetans inside the Tibet, I helplessly felt to stand for them so, today I by myself organized this peace march.."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Shedrub Choekhorling, Mont Salève, France on 12 August morning to consecrate the new Tibetan Buddhist Centre. Shedrub Choekhorling is officially associated with Drepung Gomang Monastery, India.

Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCLS) observed for the 3rd time on Monday, 25th July 2011 peaceful demonstration in front of the U.N Office in Geneva, appealing the United Nations to send an independent fact finding mission with full unhindered access to Tibet as soon as possible.

DHARAMSHALA: Tibetans in Karze in eastern Tibet celebrated His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 76th birthday with prayer ceremonies on 6 July, despite heavy deployment of security forces and harsh imprisonment given to thirteen Tibetans a day before.

In temple after temple in Buryatia, the capital of Buddhism in Russia, one color photo invariably holds a position of honor, often surrounded by garlands of flowers. The photo is of the Dalai Lama, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism since 1950.

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has been in Washington since last week, celebrating his birthday and guiding followers of Tibetan Buddhism in a multi-day prayer and meditation ritual. He sat down with VOA to discuss his first visit to the nation's capital since stepping down as the exiled Tibetan government's political leader.

Nepali police arrested six Tibetans escaping into Nepal from the Dolakha border district early Tuesday. Nepali news agencies have quoted the Dolakha District Police Officer saying that the six Tibetans, all males aged between 16 and 27 would be handed over to immigration authorities later today.

Tibetans and Tibet supporters world-wide are holding protests and campaigns to mark the Global Day of Action for Tibet: 60 Years of Oppression: China's Failed Tibet Policies.

Dharamshala: The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje will be leaving today for the United States of America to receive Kalachakra initiations from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Organized by the TCSL on 09.07.2011 there was held a festivity for the 76th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein commemorated the 76th birth anniversary if His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the monastery of Rikon. The monks of the monastery were joined by a crowd of around 90 people in dedicating prayers of Gyalway Shapten and others for a long and healthy life of His Holiness. On your 76th birthday

The Tibetan Community Glarus organized last weekend the yearly "Geschön Drelam" event in Linthal which takes place every year in July

Dharamshala- Chinese officials have declared over 1200 members of Tibet's Kirti Monastery to be expelled. In huge breach of international human rights, Chinese officials, who are forcibly controlling the sacred Buddhist institution of over 5000 monks.

Dharamshala: - The holy Buddhist month of Saga Dawa saw a series of protests in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) in Eastern Tibet. Atleast 39 known Tibetans have been arrested in June 2011 for staging demonstrations calling for a "Free Tibet", "Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama" and "Return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet".

UN to send an independent fact-finding mission to Tibet now! About 40 members of the sections and Turbenthal Rikon participated in the action in front of the UN building at the Place des Nations on 27 June 2011 from 11:30am to 4.00pm in Geneva, Switzerland.

Wen Jiabao, the 69-year old Chinese premier tried to quell concerns over China’s spiralling inflation and social stability ahead of a five-day European tour.

An avid Buddhist and supporter of the Dalai Lama, the Hollywood actor spoke out on the sufferings of Tibetans under Chinese occupation in Seoul, Wednesday.

n a move that could jeopardise China’s large scale gold mining efforts in Tibet, the London-based World Gold Council announced last week that it had drafted framework standards aimed at excluding ‘conflict gold’ from the market.

Mumbai: According to a high level meeting held at Beijing in January 2010, China has made plans to achieve leapfrogging development and lasting stability in the Tibet Autonomous Region in a bid to ensure China’s development as a whole.

KATHMANDU: With a new leader taking over Tibetans' government in exile from August and a new voluntary coordinator appointed in Nepal for the welfare of Tibetan refugees in the Himalayan republic this month, Dharamshala is urging for restraint and a halt to activities that can annoy China.

DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile has strongly urged the Chinese government to immediately stop end atrocities in Tibet and sought help from the international community to facilitate the release of Tibetans detained in the ongoing peaceful protests in eastern Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA: A motion from Senators Bob Brown and Nick Xenophon supporting the wishes of the Tibetan people to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama return to Tibet was passed in the Senate on 15 June. The motion “expresses disappointment that neither the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) nor the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Mr Rudd) were available to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama” during his recent visit to the Parliament House.

An Indian military delegation has arrived in China for a visit aimed at re-establishing defense ties between the two Asian giants after a year-long freeze. The eight-member delegation led by Major General Gurmeet Singh arrived in Beijing Sunday. The week-long visit will include meetings with Chinese counterparts in Beijing, Shanghai and the restive Xinjiang region that borders Kashmir.

Perth, Australia, 19 June 2011 His Holiness addressed a sell-out crowd of 14,500 people at the Burswood Dome in West Australian capital Perth this morning. He spoke on "Spirituality in the Modern World" at his last "public conversation" as part of the 2011 Australian tour.

GENEVA: Several governments expressed their concern about the current situation in Kirti Monastery in Ngaba Eastern Tibet during the UN Human Rights Council held discussion under agenda Item 4 which deals with Human rights situations that requires the Council's attention.

(TibetanReview.net, Jun20, 2011) China sent in large numbers of riot troops and police to suppress Tibetan truckers in Shigatse in central Tibet and Lithang in Karze Prefecture of Sichuan Province who staged protests after Chinese authorities denied them work in favour of mainland-based Chinese companies,

DHARAMSHALA: Two monks of Khangmar monastery in Kardze in eastern Tibet on last Friday staged peaceful demonstration calling on the Chinese government to respect human rights in Tibet, a monk from Sera Jey monastery in India said.

A Tibetan monk from Dargyal monastery, eastern Tibet called for Tibet’s freedom at a large religious congregation on the 15th day of Saka Dawa in Kardze town at around 7 am, yesterday. According to information received by Phayul.com, 37-year old Ngawang Lobsang threw leaflets demanding freedom in Tibet while raising slogans for the long life and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at an early morning gathering of religious devotees.

“Noble Wisdom”, the first of its kind Buddhist television programme has now been made available in Nepal said the Sherab Sangpo Society, producers of the programme in a release, todayCommemorating its 1st anniversary, the programme can now be viewed on the popular Nepal satellite channel,

DHARAMSHALA: Echoing concerns raised by the United Nations over enforced disappearances in Tibet last week, the European Union officials today urged China to give full information on the whereabouts of over 300 detained monks of Kirti Monastery in northeastern Tibet.

BRISBANE: His Holiness spent the day at Chenrezig Institute, one of the first Buddhist centres in the western world. He admired the centre's serene location, and later wandered through the green surroundings. The highlight of his visit was the inauguration of Garden of Enlightenment, an ornamental garden with eight stupas depicting the Eight Great Deeds of Buddha's life.

DHARAMSHALA: The Kashag has announced the re-appointment of the incumbent special envoy, envoy and representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and secretaries of the departments, as their terms naturally ended with the ratification of the amendment to the charter by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 29 May.

MELBOURNE: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today said the world should help China to become a good member of the international community and that China must also understand its own responsibilities. “As a responsible member, China should allow more freedom of information and develop transparency in the government,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in his address at a parliamentary reception hosted at Australian Parliament in Canberra today.

PARIS: On 8th June 2011, hosted by Tibet Group at the French Senate, Mr Kelsang Gyaltsen, Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Acting Representative for Paris, has given a talk on Tibet at the French Senate. The talk was attended by French senators, journalists and a number of friends and activists.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today visited the Parliament House in Canberra and he was accorded warm welcome by some of the top leaders, which include Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. His Holiness also met Nationals leader Warren Truss, Greens leader Bob Brown and School Education Minister Peter Garrett.

Dharamshala: - Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, the current chairman of the Tibetan Administration at the 1st session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament in Exile repudiated any doubt or criticism of the Tibetan Government's recent name change which happened in conjunction with the charter-ammendment regarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama's devolvement of political power.

BEIJING (AP) — China rejected pressure from a U.N. human rights panel about more than 300 Tibetan monks and said Thursday that local authorities are "conducting legal education" for the monks to maintain order.

THE Dalai Lama, after a lifetime of struggles against China's government, sees hopeful signs of change in the world's biggest dictatorship.

The Government was spoken to by the Chinese Embassy before a visit by the Dalai Lama, and no representative met him on his visit to Christchurch.

Two Tibetan monks have been arrested for protesting against Chinese rule in eastern Tibet reported Voice of Tibet (VoT), today. The protest took place at around 11 am on June 6 in Kardze town, Kham province, an area which has witnessed repeated protests by Tibetans against Beijing’s rule. The report said that the unidentified monks from Kardze monastery raised slogans and distributed pamphlets calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in front of the police headquarters in Kardze town.

Dharamshala: The largest pro-independence organisation in exile, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), vowed to ‘respect and continue to recognise and retain the name of Tibetan Government-in-exile’ at a press conference, today.

Around 5000 people were gathered in Christchurch to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama today. CBS Canterbury Arena staff member said people had been steadily pouring into the stadium since 8:30am for the Tibetan spiritual leader's midday speech. During the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Christchurch airport, his supporters came to greet him. Some people were in tears, while others offered white scarves as blessings.

GENEVA: The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances expressed Friday serious concern at the recent wave of enforced disappearances that allegedly took place in China over the last few months.

DHARAMSHALA: A group of four monks, three from Guru Monastery and one from Jamjor Monastery, raised slogans of “long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama”, “Tibet is independent” and “invite His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet” during their spontaneous peaceful protest in Nyagrong in eastern Tibet’s Kham Province on 8 May 2010, a video received by the Central Tibetan Administration revealed.

Dharamsala, Jun 6 (PTI) Tenzin Yangkyi, a 19-year-old high-school student from the exiled Tibetan community in Switzerland, has been crowned the new Miss Tibet.The youngest participant among the six,

Dharamshala, June 3 – A candle-light vigil was carried out by Tibetans in the exile seat of Dharamshala, this evening, condemning the death of Jampa Pelsang, who died shortly after serving a 15-year prison term.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday inaugurated the new Kashag building. He arrived at Gangchen Kyishong, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration, at 9 a.m. Hundreds of Tibetans, carrying traditional scarves and incense sticks, lined on the road sides to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Beijng, China (CNN) -- There is high tension in Inner Mongolia, China's strategic frontier region, where the deaths of two Mongolians have triggered rare street protests. It is now witnessing ethnic discord between Mongolians, who populated the area for centuries, and the Han Chinese, who now make up 79% of the province's 24 million population.

WASHINGTON - Actor-activist Richard Gere urged the United States to do more to support the rights of Tibetans, as the State Department warned of a deterioration in the Himalayan territory.

Dharamsala, June 1 – Two Tibetan women arrested on April 22 in the clash between Tibetans and Chinese troops near Kirti monastery have been released after nearly a month in detention, a Tibetan source with contacts in Ngaba said. Choko, 45, of Trinchen Tsang house in Thawa Gongma Township, and Serkyi, 35, daughter of Lokle Trakho of Thawa Gongma Township, were released on May 17. The two had been severely tortured in detention and their heads shaved, the source said, adding that they physical condition is critical.

DHARAMSHALA: The first session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile opened today, opening a new chapter in the history of Tibetan democracy. In his opening remarks, Mr Penpa Tsering, the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, said “the opening of a new chapter at this landmark turning point in democracy necessitates the members of the 15th Tibetan Parliament to take greater responsibility than ever before.”

Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council begun its 17th regular session on 30 May and will continue till 17 June to discuss and address human rights situation around the globe. The UN human rights chief, Ms. Navi Pillay presented an annual report updating her office’s activities and then held general debate.

TAIPEI: Mr Dawa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taiwan, was invited to give a talk on Tibetan democracy at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung on 26 May. During his two-hour talk Representative Dawa Tsering spoke about Tibet history, modern democracy and on the recent landmark election of 3rd Kalon Tripa.

DHARAMSHALA: The 14th Tibetan Parliament-Exile, after three days of intense deliberation during its additional session, gave its stamp of approval for the devolution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s administrative and political powers to the democratically elected Tibetan leaders.

DHARAMSHALA: The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration declared Mr Penpa Tsering as the Speaker and Khenpo Sonam Tenphel as the deputy speaker of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has ratified the amendment to the charter of Tibetans delegating his administrative and political authorities to the democratically elected leaders of the Central Tibetan Administration.

On the 30th May 2011, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein held a demonstration in front of the U.N Office in Geneva appealing the United Nations to send an independent fact finding mission with full unhindered access to Tibet as soon as possible.

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today turned down the role of head of state for the Tibetan administration-in- exile. Although Tibetan leaders urged him to remain as ceremonial head of state, His Holiness firmly maintained his decision to step back from the political scene and focus on his role as spiritual leader.

Dharamshala, May 25: The Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche was on Wednesday awarded for his outstanding leadership as the Kalon Tripa at a function organized at the main temple.

Dharamsala, May 26 – Chinese authorities in Tibet's Ngaba County have arrested a 27 year old Tibetan monk of Kirti monastery on May 19, a Tibetan source living here said. Lobsang Choephel was arrested from his monastic quarter but exact reason for his arrest and his current whereabouts remain unknown as is the case with several others detained earlier, added the source.

DHARAMSHALA: Ashikaga Lions Club (ALC), a Japanese charity organisation, had donated Opthalmic Yag Laser System and Auto Refract-Keratometer, two eye surgical equipments to the Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala in January this year.

DHARMSALA, India — Tibetan exiles in India planned Tuesday to urge the Dalai Lama to stay on as the ceremonial head of state of their government-in-exile even though he has turned political authority over to an elected leader.

A year ago an earthquake devastated the Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Yushu, in Qinghai province, south-west China, claiming 3,000 lives. Now, it is in the throes of reconstruction. The tremor struck an area not previously affected by Chinese influence,

NEW DELHI: China has violated terms of an agreement it signed on 23 May 1951 with Tibet by denying the promised “national regional autonomy” to the Tibetan people in running their affairs apart from international relations and defence, concluded the speakers at a panel discussion titled 17-Point Agreement: Liberation or Occupation of Tibet held yesterday at the India International Center in New Delhi.

DHARAMSHALA: The landmark Tibetan National General Meeting which was successfully concluded today unanimously approved a proposal to beseech His Holiness the Dalai Lama to assume the role of ceremonial head of state.

DHARMSALA, India — Tibetan exiles in India planned Tuesday to urge the Dalai Lama to stay on as the ceremonial head of state of their government-in-exile even though he has turned political authority over to an elected leader.

Sydney, May 23: Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday that she did not yet plan to meet with the Dalai Lama when he visits Australia next month, but acknowledged that the nation expected her to receive the revered Tibetan spiritual leader.

23 May 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the so called 17-point Agreement between the People's Republic of China and Tibet. This controversial document was forced on the unwilling Tibetans with an ultimatum that Tibet would be invaded by military force.

Clashes broke out between Tibet support groups and Grand Hotel staff in the lobby yesterday after the management canceled a room reservation made by the groups in preparation for the arrival of a delegation headed by Sichuan Province Governor Jiang Jufeng (蔣巨峰).

Dharamsala, May 23 – As the Chinese authorities in Tibet’s Ngaba County continue to subject monks of Kriti monasytery to the so-called “Patriotic Reeducation Campaign” a Tibetan monk named Lobsang Choephel has been arrested on May 12, a Tibetan source with contacts in Ngaba said.

Dharamsala, May 23 – The Tibetan Prime Minister elect Lobsang Sangay has appealed the Indian government to make Tibet “a core issue” in its dealings with China which he warned has India encircled by its interests in South Asia.

Tokyo: Around eighty Tibetans and Japanese gathered at Jingudori Park in Tokyo for a peace rally against the siege of Kirti Monastery in Amdo province of Tibet by the Chinese security forces and the injustice that is going on in the region.

DHARAMSHALA: Hundreds of Tibetan delegates representing Tibetan community from across the globe have begun discussing amendments to the Charter on the devolution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's administrative and political powers and responsibilities to the elected leaders of the Central Tibetan Administration.

DHARAMSHALA: The Second Tibetan National General Meeting beginning Friday (21 May) at Tibetan Children's Village School auditorium will be webcast live on www.tibetonline.tv.

BEIJING: The Dalai Lama’s decision to give up political power won’t boost or diminish the likelihood of his being able to return to Tibet, the Chinese government-appointed governor of the remote Himalayan region said Thursday.

New Delhi, May 19 - The indefinite hunger strike by 3 executive members of the largest pro-independence group of the Tibetan Diaspora has been called off today. The 3 executive members, Dhondup Lhadar, Tenzin Norsang and Konchok Yangphel, have been admitted to a hospital here after 25 days without food.

BEIJING, May 16 (UPI) -- China has little interest in meeting with the new leader of Tibet's government-in-exile, saying the former leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, remains a saboteur.

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamsala is the seat of the Dalai Lama and the headquarters of the eight Tibetan exile settlements in India. To establish their refugee status in India, each of the 180,000 Tibetans is given a personal audience with the Tibetan spiritual Leader.

DHARAMSALA: Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche released a new comprehensive Tibetan dictionary written by Lobsang Tendar, a lexicographer and editor, at a function in Gangchen Kyishong here. Explaining about features of the dictionary, Lobsang Tendar said it has taken almost 13 years of rigorous research in publishing the dictionary.

Dharamsala, May 18 – Tibet Justice Center Tuesday released Legal Issues Implicated by the Dalai Lama’s Devolution of Power, a legal memorandum that sets out issues of constitutional and international law related to His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s historic decision

BRUSSELS: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, Lady Ashton, has expressed concern over the situation at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba region of Tibet in her letter to MEP Provera who had called on her last month urging to promptly condemn the crackdown in order to prevent further human rights violations in Tibet.

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday urged China to bolster its international image by upholding human rights and the rule of law.

NEW DELHI: A panel of distinguished speakers today criticised the series of severe crackdowns initiated by the Chinese authorities on Kirti Monastery in Ngaba area of northeastern Tibet as an attempt to change and neutralise Tibet’s distinctive religious and cultural character.

On 17th May 2011, the Women’s Association in Switzerland organized a special prayer service at the monastery of Rikon for the well-being of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun choekyi Nyima and his family.

DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche on Sunday met with three Tibetans who are on an indefinite fast in Delhi to demand the Chinese government to stop repression in Ngaba region in northeastern Tibet's Amdo Province.

Losang Khedrup, a 39 year-old monk of Kirti monastery was arrested on 6 May without any valid reason and his whereabouts remain unknown, said monks of Kirti Monastery in exile.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen has urged the EU Council head Mr Herman Van Rompuy to speak out on the repression in Tibet during his visit to China.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama successfully concluded his 14-day visit to the US and returned to Dharamsala today.

On 23 May 1951, China annexed Tibet. The 60th anniversary is likely to see the "roof of the world" closed to foreign visitors, headlines from Beijing about benefits China has bestowed in 60 years on what it calls the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and a possible change in the political leadership of the Tibetan government-in-exile. It could also be an occasion for more "Free Tibet" demonstrations at the gates of Chinese embassies around the world.

China appears to have ruled out talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile's new prime minister, Lobsang Sangay. A top Chinese official dealing with Tibetan contacts said Beijing would only meet with representatives of the Dalai Lama.

Newark, New Jersey, USA, 14 May 2011 - On the last day of his current trip to the United States, May 14, 2011, His Holiness participated in two sessions at the Newark Peace Education Summit, made a keynote address and found agreement and support of the co-panelists on his call for incorporating teaching of secular ethics in the education system.

Dharamsala, May 13 - Lobsang Sangay, the prime minister elect of the Tibetan government-in-exile, met Thursday with three executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress who are on an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi to protest against a clampdown by Chinese authorities at the Kirti monastery in Tibet's Ngaba County.

DHARAMSHALA: Lobsang Rinchen, a 21-year-old monk of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba has been arrested from his residential quarter on 9 May. He is a native of Tsamring Tsang house in pastoral division no.2 of Me’uruma township in Ngaba.

More than 40 people were injured Friday after a disgruntled former employee ignited a petrol bomb at a bank in a Tibetan-inhabited region of northwest China, local authorities said.

The Dalai Lama is urging participants at a peace summit to work on finding inner peace as a key to making positive change in the world.

Dharamshala, May 11: Students for a Free Tibet, a global network of young students working for the independence of Tibet from China’s rule, formally launched a new Chapter in Poland and held its first ever Tibet awareness campaign on Monday.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his day on 10 May with a meeting with former US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Paula Dobriansky. Therefore, he left for the residence of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush for a meeting with them. His Holiness spent around an hour with them.

AIPEI: A group of Tibetans headed by Mr Dachompa, the president of Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association, have submitted an urgent appeal letter to the Taiwanese government and other foreign representative offices based in Taipei about the crisis in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet on 9 May.

DHARAMSHALA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told top Chinese officials that the US government continue to be concerned about the human rights situation in China.

Gangtok, May 9: The border trade between India and China that is being carried out since 2006 has been stalled from 4th May after the goods taken by the Indian traders were not cleared by the Chinese authorities at Nathu La border gate. The Chinese authorities allegedly told the Sikkimese traders that they do not recognize the list of items approved by the Indian government.

Dharamsala, May 8 – As Chinese authorities continue to tighten their stranglehold on the monks of Kirti monastery in Tibet’s Ngaba a Tibetan man belonging to the Chogyam Tsang family has been missing since April 15, 2011, a Tibetan source with contacts in Ngaba told Phayul.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined a group of around 200 Chinese scholars and students in a panel discussion on the ‘State of Buddhism Today’ held in the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in Minnesota.

DALLAS: His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded with an honorary degree by the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for his lifelong leadership in promoting peace, compassion and inter-religious understanding. He was greeted by the university president, Gerald Turner, Provost Paul Ludden, and other officials.

WASHINGTON — China on Tuesday warned the United States to show caution in its handling of restive Tibet as the world's two largest economies met for wide-ranging talks.

PARIS: Supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama's appeal to the international community over the Chinese government's repression on Kirti monastery in Tibet, the Tibet Working Group in the French Parliament had lodged an urgent representation to the French foreign minister and the Chinese ambassador in Paris.

Dharamsala, May 7 - A Chinese court in Tibet's Ngaba County, where tension still runs high with Chinese security forces and government officials subjecting Tibetan monks to "patriotic reeducation" in the region's prominent monastery, has sentenced 2 Tibetan monks to 3 years in prison.

Dharamsala, May 5: China Thursday said of the 3 million people residing in the so-called “Tibet Autonomous Region” (TAR), at least 90 percent of them are native Tibetans.

Dhondup Lhadar (R) and Konchok Yangphel at Jantar Mantar, where they sat on fast since April 25. The third person on fast, Tenzin Norsang, is not seen in the picture, Jantar Mantar, May 4, 2011.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard urged to raise the issue of Chinese government repression on Kirti Monastery in Tibet during her visit to China from 25 – 27 April 2011.

The Amnesty International yesterday presented its first-ever “Shine a Light Award” to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a ceremony held at Carpenter Performing Arts Center of California State University in Long Beach.

The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration today organised a special prayer service for Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Dorjee Khandu,

Dharamsala - His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be honored with a special human rights award from Amnesty International in Long Beach, California on Wednesday as the international rights group celebrates its 50th anniversary. "Shine a Light on Human Rights" award will be bestowed upon the Tibetan leader who arrived Monday in California, two days after his scheduled arrival due to “sore throat”.

As the tension in Ngaba region of Tibet continues, the delegation from the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile headed by Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari have approached the foreign embassies in New Delhi for their help to diffuse the crisis.

Glimpses of the History of Tibet, an exhibition depicting the millenia-old Tibet as a distinct nation with its own unique culture, language, religion and history is being showcased at the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala.

Dharamshala: - Media sources from inside China have decried Tibet's recent elections as inconsequential and illegitimate. But outside China there are at least two Chinese organizations singing praise about Tibet's new political leader,

Lobsang Sangay is the first Kalon Tripa, or prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, to come to power since the Dalai Lama announced he would relinquish his political responsibilities last month. As such, Mr. Sangay will have an unprecedented role to play in the future of the Tibetan movement.

(TibetanReview.net, May02, 2011) Six monks have been arrested from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County of Sichuan Province on or some days before Apr 28, said exile Tibetan online media reports and others on Apr 30, citing a monk named Kanyag Tsering of Kirti Monastery at Dharamsala with contacts in Tibet.

Dharamsala, May 2 - The search operation is still on to trace the helicopter in which Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others took off from Tawang on Saturday, and went missing after 20 minutes of take off.

The Chinese democracy advocates and the Chinese-Tibetan Friendship Associations in Australia and New Zealand have congratulated Dr Lobsang Sangay on being elected as new Kalon Tripa by the Tibetan people.  

Dharamshala: - Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered a special prayer during a Buddhist ceremony Friday for the victims of the March 11 earthquake

Dharamshala: - In a congratulatory message to his successor, Kalon Tripa Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and members of the Kashag have expressed

On Tuesday, 26 April 2011, the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (TCSL) organised a solidarity rally for the Tibetan monks in Ngaba

Dharamshala, April 22: Civil servants of exile Tibetan government on Friday offered a long-life prayer to Dalai Lama at the main temple here and pledged their sincere service.

Brussels, April 19: In response to an appeal from the Office of Tibet Brussels, Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the

Daharamshala, April 19: A group of Tibetans fasting in protest of Chinese authorities’ siege of Kirti Monastery in Tibet’s Ngaba County were disrupted by Nepali Police on Monday.

Dharamshala: - The United States on Thursday (14th April) criticized China after violent incidents at the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet and called on Beijing government to respect religious freedom and Human Rights of people in Tibet.

On April 11th, Dawa Sara from Oberurnen (Kanton Glarus) travelled for the second time on April 11th,2011 to Geneva to continue his campaign, which he started a month ago in front of the United Nations in Geneva.

Dharamsala: Nepal Officials agreed to curb anti-Chinese Government activities in Nepal, this comes just days after the European Parliament and US criticised Nepal authorities for their treatment of Tibetan refugees in the country.

Dharamshala: - A serious situation has escalated recently in Ngaba county, Amdo region of eastern Tibet as the Kirti Monastery in the region has been sealed off by armed Chinese security forces. The armed forces this week also have prevented food from entering the monastery, and from Monks leaving.

Dharamshala: China's human rights record is on a "negative trend" with growing restrictions on freedom of speech and "severe repression" in the Tibet, Xinjiang and China, according to a US State Department annual report published Friday (8th April). The report also criticized China for its worsening human rights record and urged Beijing to release dozens of

Dharamshala: - The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the government of Nepal to respect the democratic principles and human rights of the Tibetan refugee community living in the Himalayan region. On 7th April, in Brussels, the capital of Belgium,

On April 9th, 2011 around 40 Tibetans of the Tibetan community Glarus gathered in Linthal to commemorate the 49 day of death of Jigme Norbu, son of late Taktser Rinpoche.

DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk who was severely beaten and tortured by the Chinese police for his role in the peaceful protest in Labrang Tashikyil in northeastern Tibet in 2008 succumbed to his injuries on 3 April.

Dharamshala: - On April 2nd in the Indian capital New Delhi during his lecture on "Non-Violence and Spiritual Values of Secular India" in honour of former Indian President R. Venkataraman, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama urged the young Indians to "play a more active role in preserving their centuries old tradition of non-violence and propagating it to the outside world".

Dharamsala, April 4 - Students from various schools here sat on a ‘Fast for Freedom’ Sunday in solidarity with the Tibetan students of the Ngaba Prefecture Upper Middle School who have been reportedly sitting on fast since March 17 in protest against the Chinese government following a Tibetan monk’s self immolation and its handling by the Chinese police.

DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Tsering Phuntsok, of the Department of Religion and Culture, today launched Ven Bagdro's eighth book named A Difficult Road.

Nepal is caught in a tug-of-war between India and China that threatens to tear it apart. The big picture is dominated by the rivalry of Asia's two great rising powers; but how and why that rivalry plays out in Nepal has a lot to do with the Tibetan issue and China's anxiety over the potential for increasingly militant Tibetan emigres in Nepal and India to cause problems for Beijing.

BEIJING: China has arrested another dissident on subversion charges, the third in a deepening security crackdown , his family said on Wednesday, while a Chinese-Australian writer who had disappeared in China contacted friends and said he was sick.

Dharamsala April 2 – Chinese authorities in Derge County in Kardze “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” have taken into custody and imposed penalty on family members of three Tibetan youth who are absconding after putting up posters and leaflets calling for Tibet’s independence, reported the Radio Free Asia.

India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region, says the Dalai Lama.

Wednesday, 30th of March 2011, about 250 Tibetans and sympathizer gathered in Zurich commemorating the late monch Phuntsok Jaru Tsang.  

Dharamshala, March 31: Tibetan Youth Congress, single largest NGO based here on Thursday, slammed China over accusation in a recent article that described the organization as a “terrorist” group.  

This month, the Voice of America Tibetan Service is marking its twentieth anniversary. The broadcasts began in March 1991 to meet the need of the Tibetan population for uncensored news and information about events in their own area, in the rest of China, and around the world.

DHARAMSHALA: Despite the Chinese government's massive economic investments in Tibet, “influx of Chinese population, growing income inequalities and restrictions on religious practices are fueling discontent and unhappiness among the Tibetans,” a US Senate delegation which visited Tibet in September last year said in its report issued yesterday. (Read full report)

DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat today announced the proceedings of the Second Tibetan National General Meeting to be held in Dharamsala from 21 - 23 May 2011.

Young Tibetans have grappled for years with the radical idea of a Tibet without the Dalai Lama. Now, as His Holiness steps down, Tenzin Tsundue traces their difficult moment of change

Dharamsala, March 29 – A five – member "Constitutional Amendment Drafting Committee" representing both Kashag (Cabinet) and the Parliament in exile was formed yesterday as per a resolution passed unanimously on the last day of the 14th Tibetan parliament's regular session (budget session) that concluded last week.

DHARAMSHALA: Lhaden, a Tibetan monk has launched a book on 2008 Tibetan people's peaceful protests against the misrule of the Chinese government this month in Tibet. The book was launched at the third anniversary of the protest, and on the occasion of the ongoing 16th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

A fortnight after the Dalai Lama expressed his desire to give up his political duties, Tibetan Parliament in Exile today agreed to amend its Charter to grant his wish but proposed that he continues as the 'symbolic head' of the exiled Tibetan government.

Dharamshala: A rally was attended by several hundred people on Sunday (26 March) in Brooklyn, New York, in support of the over 90 million Chinese who have quite the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since 2004.

Dharamsala, March 28 – Chinese authorities in Tibet’s Ngaba County have arrested 3 Tibetans including a younger brother and uncle of Phuntsok, a Tibetan monk of Ngaba Kirti Monastery who died after immolating himself on March 16 marking the third anniversary of a bloody crackdown on Tibetans of Ngaba in 2008.

Dharamsala, Mar 28 (PTI) After ''Miss Tibet'', a first pageant for men will be organised for the community in June this yearThe first ''Mr. Tibet'' as well a singing competition ''Tibet Idol 2011'' has received "the blessings of both the Central Tibetan Administration and the Dalai Lama," its organiser Mahesh Yadav said after meeting the Tibetan spiritual leader at Mecleodganj.

In his message to the 11th Session of the 14th Assembly of the Tibetan People's Deputies, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,presenting a letter based on sound reason and Tibet's history and reality, said

DHARAMSHALA, INDIA--In the 17th century, the Fifth Dalai Lama assumed both religious and political authority. This year, the 14th Dalai Lama voluntarily relinquished it. Tibetans praise him for his humility, but they also have trepidations about the future they are facing.

Chinese authorities move against Tibetans celebrating elections for an exile government.Chinese security forces have detained several Tibetans as they moved this week to clamp down on celebrations marking elections held for an exile government, Tibetan sources said.


DHARAMSHALA: A new book authored by a Chinese writer, Zhu Rui which gives a comprehensive description of old Tibet's social structure before the Chinese Communist takeover was launched here in Dharamsala by Kalon Kesang Yangkyi Takla of the Department of Information and International Relations on Friday, 25th March 2011.

Dharamsala, March 25: Prompted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s unbending decision to pass on his political power to an elected leadership, Tibet’s parliament in exile Friday formally decided to accept and act on his proposal.

Dharamsala, March 25 – Nepal has reassured China of its support and commitment to ‘One China Policy’ during a meeting between Nepalese leaders and a 15-member Chinese delegation led by Chen Bingde, the Chief of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

DHARAMSHALA: Senator Dianne Feinstein has made a speech in the United States Senate expressing her concern at the situation in Tibet, supporting the Dalai Lama's decision to devolve authority as well as his call for fact-finding delegations to Tibet to see for themselves the current situation on the ground.

Dharamsala, March 24 – 3 Tibetan youth and several others have been arrested from their homes in the last two days in Tibet's Ngaba County as Chinese authorities have gone on a drive to arrest Tibetans during night since Monday, a Tibetan source with contacts in the region said.

It’s been startling to witness mass demonstrations in countries across the Middle East for freedom from autocracy, while, in the Tibetan community, a die-hard champion of “people power” tries to dethrone himself and his people keep asking him to stay on.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today visited Tibetan Medical and Astro. Institute to celebrate 50 years of its establishment on 23rd March 1961 in Dharamsala.

Brussels, March 23 : Tibetan exiles in Belgium and elsewhere in the free world on Sunday went to polls to elect the new Kalon Tripa (Chief of Cabinet) and also new Members of their Parliament in exile.

Dharamsala, March 22: China on Tuesday labeled Dr Lobsang Sangay, the “43-year old Harvard trained legal scholar”, who is dubbed by many as next Prime Minister of the Tibet's Government in exile after Sunday’s elections as a “terrorist”.

Switzerland, March 20:  Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein as elsewhere around the world went to polls on sunday to elect a new Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) and members of the 15th Tibetan Parliament (law making body).

The Tibetan Community Horgen celebrated Losar on the 19 and 20 March 2011 in Waldegg School Hall. The 2 day celebration started on Saturday morning at 10:00 with prayers for His Holliness the Dalai Lama, the tragic deaths of

Dharamsala, March 19 – Tension ran high Friday as thousands of Tibetan residents of Amdo Ngaba paid their last respects to Phuntsok, a 20 year old monk of Kirti monastery who died after he set himself ablaze on Wednesday, marking the third year since deadly crackdown on protesters in Ngaba on March 16, 2008.

Dharamsala, 19: Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama rejected the resolution of the Tibetan parliament appealing the 75 year old exiled Tibetan leader to reconsider his decision. The Tibetan leader, in a letter sent to the ongoing Tibetan parliament session, said he can not accept the parliament's resolution and that he stands firm on his decision made clear in his statement of March 14, 2011.

Dharamsala/Shimla: Thousands of Tibetans across the world today voted to elect the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an exercise that may usher in a transition in the community's leadership following the Dalai Lama's "flat refusal" to reconsider his decision to retire as its political head.

TOKYO: The Tibetan community in Japan organised a prayer gathering at Gokokuji Temple in Tokyo in which some 60 people participated despite the radiation fear lurking in the city. The prayer gathering was in tandem with the one held in Dharamsala and other monasteries in India for the people affected by the massive earthquake in Japan.

BRUSSELS: Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament responsible for Democracy and Human Rights and Ms. Kristiina Ojuland, MEP hosted a seminar on Tibet in the European Parliament in Brussels "52 Years since the Tibetan Uprising:

A member of the US Congress has pledged her support for efforts to address the plight of the Tibetan people, saying the United States has an obligation to stand up for human rights and the rule of law.

WHEN I first told my son Ferran that the 17-year-old king of Tibet would be staying with our family for a week, he raised a 14-year-old eyebrow and said, “I hope he’s not expecting me to serve him.” My 17-year-old son, Alex, was more generous.

Finding itself in a catch-22 situation, the Tibetan–parliament–in exile, known as the Assembly of Tibetan Peoples Deputies (ATPD) on Friday passed a resolution with a voice vote, pleading Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision to devolve his political powers.

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a short teaching based on the "Jataka Tales" (Life Stories of the Buddha) from the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India, on March 19th, 2011.

An appeal letter to the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Tibetan Youth Congress. Today as His Holiness the Dalai Lama makes a very positive move in the development of Tibetan democracy and ensure the survival and sustainability of the Tibetan cause in the long run, we make this appeal to the members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile.

BEIJING — A young Tibetan monk who set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in the vast Tibetan regions of western China died early on Thursday. It was the first time that a monk protesting against China had killed himself through self-immolation, according to historians of modern Tibet.

Yeshi Tsomo is 74-years-old. When asked about His Holiness the Dalai Lama's retirement from Tibetan politics her face melts into a pool of tears. This is the fundamental problem. Emotions of the Tibetan people, both in and outside Tibet, become so elevated on this issue that the possibility of any logical analysis and factual decision dies. We must, as Bob Dylan sang, “take the rag away from [y]our face/Now ain't the time for [y]our tears.”

Dharamsala, March 16 - A prominent Chinese dissident has accused Chinese president Hu Jintao of masterminding the death of the 10th Panchen Lama who passed away in January 1989 at the age of 51.

Dharamsala, March 16 - A Tibetan monk of Kirti monastery in Amdo Ngaba is reportedly dead after he set himself ablaze at a market near his monastery, according to a reliable source with contacts in the region.

Before the era of Twitter and Facebook, political prisoners such as Ngawang Sangdrol-la recorded songs on tape cassettes to document the inhumane treatment they experienced in the Drapchi prison of China.

DHARAMSHALA: The ongoing UN Human Rights Council's 16th plenary session has been apprised on the grave challenges faced by the Tibetan people inside Tibet under the wrong policies of the Chinese government.

This year the Tibetan New Year celebration took place in the school building in Rikon.

Section volketswil organized losar celebration with special prayer service for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and for late Jigme Norbu,son of Taktse Rinpoche, who passed away in 2008.

The Tibetan parliament-in-exile is debating whether to accept the Dalai Lama's resignation as its political leader.


DHARAMSHALA: In a message to the members of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has formally proposed to devolve his political authority to the elected leadership.

To the members of the Fourteenth Assembly of the Tibetan People’s Deputies, It is common knowledge that ancient Tibet, consisting of three provinces (Cholkha-sum) was ruled by a line of forty-two Tibetan kings beginning with Nyatri Tsenpo (127 BCE), and ending with Tri Ralpachen (838 CE).

The Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein organized on 13th March 2011 in Tibet

DHARAMSALA: The movement seeking "genuine autonomy" to Tibet Autonomous Region from China will neither end nor disappear after spiritual leader the Dalai Lama transfers his authority to a elected leader though there will be difficulties, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile said today.

In a letter sent on 12 March to H.E. Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister of Japan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his shock and sadness on hearing the news of yesterday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.

The Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan peoples uprising day in Bern, capital of Switzerland.

A few days ago, some people I had just made friends with made their way from Chengdu to their hometown somewhere in eastern Tibet to celebrate Losar,

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising of 1959 against Communist China’s repression in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, and the third anniversary of the non-violent demonstrations that took place across Tibet in 2008. On this occasion, I would like to pay tribute to and pray for those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the just cause of Tibet. I express my solidarity with those who continue to suffer repression and pray for the well-being of all sentient beings.

BEIJING: Ahead of the third anniversary of the bloody riots in Lhasa next week, China today enforced restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists, citing the bitterly cold winter weather in the Himalayan region.

DHARAMSALA: Ceremonies commemorating the 52nd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day will be held on 10 March 2011 from the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India. The event will start at approximately 9:00am Indian Standard time and will include His Holiness the Dalai Lama's annual 10th March Statement. Most of the speeches will be in Tibetan language.

Jammu, Mar 9 (PTI) Maintaining that necessary steps have been initiated for addressing national security concerns, Army has said China is undertaking infrastructure development programme in the Tibet Autonomous Region which includes construction of roads, railways and airfields.

March 10 marks the anniversary when Tibetans rose up in the streets of Lhasa against China's nascent occupation of Tibet. It is also when a 24-year-old Dalai Lama fled a pursuing Chinese army and eventually crossed Tibet's border into India as a refugee. That was 52 years ago.

Dharamsala, India: Indian Police Wednesday detained several Tibetan exiles protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi to mark the anniversary of the failed uprising against Chinese rule, media reports said.

Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of Tibetan government in exile, calls on Tibetans not to fall into the trap of the recent Chinese slander against the Dalai Lama, but to continue to assert their identity in a non-violent way. The Jasmine revolt: China is ready to crush any protests with violence.

Dharamshala: The presence of police officers in Beijing is set to be amped up following recent calls to protest in the nation's capital. The communist regime also appears to be rolling back some press freedoms it introduced ahead of the 2008 Olympics,

DHARAMSHALA: Sangay Gyatso, who was among the leading peaceful protesters during the widespread protests in Tibet in 2008, succumbed to his physical and mental trauma suffered during a year-long escape in the hills to evade government persecution,

Organized by Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on 26th February 2011 there was a debate with Katri candidate Dr. Lobsang Sangay in the Volkshaus in Zurich.

New Delhi, February 26 – Chinese authorities have charged several activists with serious state security crimes, including “subversion of state power” and “inciting subversion of state power,” days ahead of the “Jasmine Rallies” called for by Chinese campaigners in 23 cities across China on Sunday.

Berlin, 17 Feb: The Tibetan people have to manage themselves without His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s patronage said Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche today during a round table discussion with journalist in Berlin.

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin has urged officials to maintain stability and improve social management in Tibet and other Tibetan-inhabited areas.

Dharamsala, Feb 22: US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer, who is on a two-day visit here, held a closed-door talks with the exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama here this morning.

DHARAMSHALA: In a letter sent on 22 February to H.E. John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his shock and sadness on hearing the news of a powerful earthquake

Dharamsala, Feb 23: US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer will arrive in Dharamsala later today on a two-day visit during which, among other things, will meet the exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Beijing - The Chinese government faces a turbulent time of domestic unrest and challenges from "hostile Western forces" that it will fight with more sophisticated controls, a Communist Party law-and-order official said.

Beijing: Chinese security officials have questioned or detained scores of activists and warned others against staging protests after an online call was made for demonstrations in 13 cities, campaigners said.

Dear Brothers and sisters, It is a great honor for me to participate in the General Assembly of the Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association and have the opportunity to share with you some of my views and experiences. Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association is one of the

Organized by the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein there was a political event in the Kulturhalle in Wädenswil. The first part of the event was a speech by Katri Samdhong Rinpoche, followed by a Q & A with Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and the audience.

The Tibet Post International .Berlin: - The Tibetan prime minister Professor Samdhong Rinpoche on February 17th, 2011 - Thursday, voiced his deep concern for the current situation in Tibet: ,

The Tibet Post International .Dharamshala: In Mumbai last Friday, the political and spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama didn't show a shadow of a doubt concerning

In the age of 24x7 TV channels facts are not sacrosanct and the only things that matter are screaming headlines, half-baked theories and silly opinions. The Karmapa affair is a good example of this malaise.

The scene on State Road A1A in the Hammock moments after Jigme Norbu's body was readied for transport to St. Augustine. Jigme Norbu, nephew to the Dalai Lama,

On 13th Feb. 2011 Tibetan school from section Rikon (TCSL), conducting schools annual Tibetan examination under the supervision of schools principal Gashi Thubten la and Tibetan teacher Mr. Jampa la.

JAIPUR: Reaffirming his responsibility towards the issue of Tibet as one of his three commitments, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said as a Tibetan he cannot forsake his people and responsibility towards finding a lasting solution to the issue of Tibet. His Holiness assures Tibetans not to worry

TCSL Benefit Party, Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Today, the five European top-Chitue candidates took part at a relevant political debate, organized by the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE) in Rikon. It was an interesting and successful event with about 250 attendees.

London: For the first time since the Himachal Police raided the monastery of the Karmapa Lama last Thursday (27th January),

DHARAMSHALA: The Karmapa Office has categorically refuted the allegations levelled against the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and his administration following the police investigation at Gyuto monastery in Dharamsala.

We would like to thank journalists from the Tibetan radio services and other media organisations for attending today’s press conference at such a short notice.

Dharamsala, Jan 19: The Central Election Commission on Wednesday announced the final lists of candidates for the final rounds of the 2011 Tibetan General Elections to be held worldwide later this year.

Dharamsala, January 17 - Police in Nepal's Gorkha district have arrested 3 Tibetans for trying to flee Tibet via Tibet's border with Nepal. The 3 were arrested from Ghattekhola, Sirdibas on Saturday around midnight.

Taipei: Addressing a grand prayer congregation for world peace and religious harmony held on the New Year eve in Taipei, Tibet's spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's Representative to Taiwan has underscored the importance of religious harmony among different religions of the world.