2012

It is first time of its kind to commemorate the importance of "GadenNgachoe" among Tibetan members in Wädenswil. After the prayer lead by Rikon monk, he had explained very simply about the importance of "GadenNgachoe".

Tibetan community of section Luzern took part and represented Tibet in Venite, the yearly winter festival of Luzern. The festival , which runs a christmas market from 13th to 16th December is a space of inter cultural mélange that encourages exchange and promotes peaceful cohabitation in diversity.

Coinciding with the International Human Rights Day, on the10th of december, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Leichtenstein, in a strong show of solidarity, unity and sympathy with the Tibetans inside Tibet and the 95 self immolators, led a peace march in Geneva, the seat of the UN offices in Europe

Two more Tibetans self-immolated in protest against the Chinese government’s rule on Saturday. Kunchok Phelgye, 24, a monk of Dringwa Sumdo monastery at Dzoege, set himself on fire at Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery in Ngaba on Saturday evening.

In his March 10, 2012 statement, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay called on all Tibetans and friends to make 2012 a Tibet Lobby Year. This call has been a success as we have seen Tibet resolutions in parliaments and congress in EU, France, Italy and the United States

A Tibetan monk has died after setting himself on fire at Pema (Chinese: Banma) Golog prefecture in eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province (incorporated into Qinghai Province) on Monday (3 December)

Responding to the alarming escalation of critical situation inside Tibet, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein , on the 30th of November, called upon and organized a peace march in the city of Zurich.

Two more Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire in separate incidents, taking the total self-immolations to 89, including 27 in November alone.

In another fiery protest against the Chinese government’s repressive rule in Tibet, an 18 year old Tibetan teenager died yesterday (27 Nov) after setting himself on fire around 11 pm (local time) in Sangkhog, Labrang in north-eastern Tibet

Tibetan nomad died after setting fire to himself in north-eastern Tibet on Tuesday, taking the total self-immolations to 86, including 23 in this month alone.

Three more Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire in north-eastern Tibet in the last two days, taking the total self-immolations to 85 out of which 22 took place in November alone.

Fresh reports coming out of Tibet say many Tibetan students have been severely injured in the police crackdown during a massive protest by students against the Chinese government’s wrong policies at Chabcha (Ch: Gonghe) in Tsolho in north-eastern Tibet.

Wangyal, a Tibetan man in his 20s, have set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Serthar, north-eastern Tibet around 12 noon (local time) today (26 November).

Fresh reports coming out of Tibet say a Tibetan man died after setting himself in Luchu (Ch: Luqu) in Kanlho in north-eastern Tibet (incorporated into China’s Gansu Province) Thursday night, taking the total self-immolations to 80, including 18 in this month alone.

Tsering Dhondup, 34, set himself on fire, protesting against the Chinese government’s failed policies in Tibet around 8:30 am (local time) today (20 Nov) at Amchok, Labrang in north-eastern Tibet’s Amdo region.

Sangdhak Tsering, 24, a father of three-year-old child, died after setting fire to himself in Rebgong on Saturday evening, where a Tibetan woman died of self-immolation some three hours ago. 9 Tibetans have burned themselves to death in Rebgong in this month alone.

“The self-immolations are very sad, but the Chinese government is not investigating the real causes of the self-immolations. They are taking the easy way out by simply blaming us for all the problems in Tibet”, His Holiness said.

Two Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) in north-eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province (incorporated to China’s Qinghai Province), taking the total self-immolations to 10 in this month alone, fresh reports coming out of Tibet say.

Gonpo Tsering, 19, set fire to himself on fire around 2 pm in Lushoe village in Tsoe county (China’s Hezou in Gansu province) in north-eastern Tibet on Saturday. As flames consumed his body, he raised slogans demanding freedom for Tibetans and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his homeland.

Around 5,000 students from across Malho prefecture, studying in four different schools in Rebgong county, held a peaceful demonstration around 5 am on Friday. They raised slogans demanding equality of nationality, freedom for Tibetans and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

6 self-immolations by Tibetans in Two Days across Tibet since Wednesday (7th November). The total self-immolations in Tibet has reached 69, out of which 54 have died.

To the drumbeats of TCSL folklore group and a sea of Tibetan National Flag, the Flame of Truth reached its final destination in Geneva on the 4th of November 2012 to end its almost 6 months of relay across the world traversing 33 countries in globally in Europe, America, Asia and others.

A Tibetan man set himself on fire in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) in north-eastern Tibet around 10:00 am (local time) on Sunday. He died on the spot.

The Flame of Truth arrived today, on november 3rd 2012, to a warm reception at the city of Bern, the political capital of Switzerland.

“I have had several exchanges with the Chinese Government on these issues. But more needs to be done to protect human rights and prevent violations,” said Pillay

Flame of Truth, the torch relay initiated at Dharamsala on the 6th of July 2012, coinciding with the Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, by the member of parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, reached today, on 1st November 2012, in Switzerland.

On October 28th, 2012 around 40 Tibetans of the Tibetan Community Glarus gathered in the private prayer room of Sara Dawa la to pray for the brave Self-immolation victims in Tibet.

With the confirmation of twin self-immolations in Driru county in Nagchu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region earlier reported by Central Tibetan Administration, a total of 7 Tibetans have self-immolated within the last 7 days.

Lhamo Tseten, 24, set himself on fire in front of a military base and a local court at Amchok, Sangchu county in north-eastern Tibet today (26 Oct 2012) at around 02:30 pm (local time).

Dorjee Rinchen, 58, set himself ablaze near the Chinese Army camp at 3:30 PM (local time) in Sangchu county to protest against China's policies and demand the return of the exile Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Two days after Lhamo Kyab set himself on fire in Labrang, Dhondup, another Tibetan man self- immolated early this morning (22 October) near Labrang monastery in Sangchu county in north-eastern Tibet.

Another Tibetan has set himself on fire today (20. Oct. 2012) in protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet in Bora, Sangchu region of Amdo, eastern Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lamas April 2013 visit organizers - Swiss Rigdzin association, the FPC-Tibet Foundation and the FPMT Swiss Foundation will launch the

On the occasion of the yearly OLMA exhibition, the Tibetan Community Glarus was invited to participate at the rally through the city of St. Gallen which took place on October 13, 2012.

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government near Tsoe Monastery at Tsoe in north-eastern Tibet’s Kanlho prefecture (Ch: Gansu Province).

Despite the short notice, about 300 Tibetans gathered in the Swiss city of Zurich at werdmuehleplatz yesterday (Friday, 05 Oct. 2012)evening to show solidarity with the self immolators in Tibet. The rally was organized by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Leichtenstein (TCSL).

Tibetans in Geneva gathered to listen to a religious and general talk by His eminence Othok Rinpoche from the monastic institution of shedrup choekhorling at Saléve, France.

In support of the "Flame of Truth" Torch relay campaign from our Central Tibetan Administration, ZH-section organized a signature collection in Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse from 7 am till 5 pm on Saturday, 29. September 2012.

Zurich, 23 September: Richard Gere met with local Tibetan leaders this morning to discuss the current situation in Tibet during a short visit to Zurich. The Zurich Film Festival honoured Richard Gere yesterday with this year’s Lifetime Achievement honour at a gala screening of “Arbitrage” – his latest film.

On 21 of September 2012 about 60 participants of the Tibetan community section Rapperswil/Jona and Uznach/Wattwil as well as section Geneva gathered in front of the headquarter of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva on the occasion of the campaign "UN – send fact-finding mission to Tibet".

The European Union expressed its concern about the situation in Tibet at the UN Human Rights Council 21st session in Geneva. Under General debate, the governments and NGOs discussed human rights situations that requires the Council’s attention.

On 01.09.2012 the Tibetan school, Wädenswil with 10 students took part in Workshop organized by Tibet Institute Rikon.

Like every year Tibetan Community Wädenswil presented Tibetan culture by selling delicious Momo, Sha-bhakleb, Bhöd-Chang

"I heard it! Really. I heard a Tibetan cheering me on. At the time, I looked backward but couldn't see who that person was," Choeyang la said.

Member of the TCSL-section Oetwil am See and ex-parliament member Ngawang Gangshontsang was asked to hold a speech on this year’s national day celebration in Oetwil am See.

At least 24 Tibetans intellectuals - monks, men and women have been given sentences ranging from few months to life imprisonment for excising their freedom of expression. The Chinese authorities especially targeted Tibetan writers, bloggers, singers, teachers, documentary makers and environmentalist under a crackdown policy since 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The flame of truth relay organised by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) reached Dharamsala yesterday.

On the weekend of July 14th/15th, 2012 the Tibetan community section Glarus organized the yearly Geschön Drelam Event in Linthal.

Lobsang Lozin, 18, set himself on fire at around 12 noon near his monastery’s main prayer hall and began walking towards the local Chinese office in flames before falling down.

Among other guests, Minister for the Department of Religion and Culture of Central Tibetan Administration, Mr. Pema chhinjor la participated in the festivity. Mr. Balthasar Glatti, Swiss Parliamentarian and Mr Mario Fehr, member of Swiss Regional Government also addressed the celebration.

On the occasion of the 77th birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein organized as every year the birthday event in the Rikon monastery.

Milan, 23 June: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Mirandola in Emilia Romagna tomorrow morning - 24 June and offer prayers for those who have died, injured, their families and thousands who have been made homeless.

Commemorating the completion of one year since the project UN SEND FACT FINDING MISSION TO TIBET NOW ! by the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Leichtenstein, hundreds joined a rally yesterday in the southern Swiss city of Geneva.

Saka Dawa prayer held in Rikon Monastry, organized by TCSL sections Turbenthal and Zürich

His Holiness Meets the Austrian Chancellor, attends a Science Symposium and the European Rally for Tibet

Continuing the 2 year project by TCSL of requesting the UN to send an independent fact finding mission to Tibet, the 12th monthly chapter was organized in Geneva on the 21st of may.

Around 70 members from section Horgen and Lausanne gathered in front of the United Nations Office earlier today in the Swiss city of Geneva to lead a peaceful protest.

During a section meeting the TCSL section Glarus thanked their member Sara Dawa la for his tireless effort for the Tibetan cause. During a whole year,

Hundreds of Tibetans gathered here in the Swiss city of Zurich at werdmuehlestrasse earlier yesterday responding to a special call from the Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Leichtenstein.

Rikon and Thurbental local Tibetan community organized solidarity and special prayer service to mourn self-immolations in and outside Tibet.

Press Release: Einsiedeln, 7 April 2012 The Second European Tibetan Youth Parliament has started with an opening ceremonyfollowed by the keynote address by Members of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Ven. ThubtenWangchen and Chungdak Koren. Over the next 2 days, around 120 participants from 9 European countries will debate ondiverse subjects regarding the Tibetan movement.

The Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, section Zurich observed the prayers for all our countrymen and

On Thursday, 05th April 2012 a prayer session was held in Luzern.

April 3, 2012 6:21 pm DHARAMSHALA: A group of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates — including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, and President Jose Ramos Horta — today sent a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao urging him to “respect the dignity of the Tibetan people”

March 30, 2012 3:09 pmHis Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader whose long-standing engagement with multiple dimensions of science and with people far beyond his own religious traditions has made him an incomparable global voice for universal ethics, nonviolence, and harmony among world religions, has won the 2012 Templeton Prize.

March 30, 2012 3:09 pmHis Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader whose long-standing engagement with multiple dimensions of science and with people far beyond his own religious traditions has made him an incomparable global voice for universal ethics, nonviolence, and harmony among world religions, has won the 2012 Templeton Prize.

New Delhi, March 26: A Tibetan protester lit himself on fire at a demonstration Monday in the Indian capital ahead of a visit by China's president.

A workshop on Tibet was organized in Brig on the 16th of March 2012 by Nyima Rinzin, Berchtold Markus and Schmidhadlter. The workshop is a first in the southern Swiss city of Brig.

DHARAMSHALA: Australia’s Ambassador to China is seeking Beijing’s permission to visit Tibet to investigate why a growing number of Tibetans are setting themselves on fire, Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.

During His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s two days teaching in Milan on 27-28 June 2012, Tibetans holding valid and updated green book can register on the discount on their tickets for the teachings. Kindly visit the website

Dharamshala, March 17: In the latest report of self-immolation protest coming from Tibet, a Tibetan man is said to have burned himself to death earlier today in an apparent anti-China protest.

The Tibet Express: Beijing, March 17: A 20-year-old Tibetan monk in western China has become the latest to set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule, Tibetan exiles said.

On the 53rd anniversary of Tibetan Women’s Uprising day, the Tibetan Women’s Association chapter of Switzerland organized a rally in the northern Swiss city of Zurich. Around 300 Tibetans and supporters took part part in the protest rally to highlight the dire situation in Tibet.

Around 2500 Tibetans and supporters of Tibet from Switzerland and Liechtenstein gathered in the Swiss city of Bern to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Tibetan uprising day. Starting from Helvetia Platz in Bern

The 53rd anniversary of the 1959 10th March Tibetan National Uprising is being commemorated under the dark shadows of 25 Tibetans driven to self-immolation,

Today, on the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day and the fourth anniversary of the 2008 mass protests in Tibet, I offer tribute to the brave people who have sacrificed so much for Tibet. Despite fifty-three years of occupation by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Tibetan spirit and identity inside Tibet remains unbroken.

"The human rights situation in Tibet is becoming critical. Since February 2011, twenty-six Tibetans – monks, students, and women – have set themselves on fire in protest of the on-going repressions and denial of the basic rights of the Tibetan people including freedom of religion", said Laima Andrikienė MEP who has been attending the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

DHARAMSHALA, March 7: Chinese authorities in Machu, eastern Tibet have set a precondition for the release of Tsering Kyi’s body to her family according to sources in exile.Tsering Kyi‘s body has been lying in the custody of local police after she passed away

GENEVA, 6 March: The UN Special Rapporteur right to food Mr. Olivier De Schutter this afternoon challenged China’s forced resettlement policy in Tibet during the interactive debate at the UN Human Rights Council 19th Session in Geneva.

DUBLIN, 1 March: Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, was awarded the Gold Medal of the College Historical Society of Trinity College Dublin for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse by the Auditor of the Society, Ms Ursula Ni Choill.

DUBLIN, 1 March: Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, was awarded the Gold Medal of the College Historical Society of Trinity College Dublin for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse by the Auditor of the Society, Ms Ursula Ni Choill.

2 March, Geneva: Ms. Maria Otero, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights addressed the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva this morning.Expressing US Government’s grave concern at the current situation in Tibet, Ms. Otero said,

BEIJING: An influential Communist Party leader in China is asking for completely erasing the legal identity and minority status for Tibetans as a means to deal with escalating protests and do some damage-control for the country's image, dented by a spate of self-immolations by Tibetan activists and monks

On February 22nd, 2011 on the first Losar day, the Tibetan Community Section organized aprayer session in Linthal.

tibetswiss.ch, 23.02.2012 - Solidarity peaceful march on the first day of the Tibetan New Year on 22nd February, 2012, organized by the Tibetan New Generation Association, led by its President Ngimotsang Thupten Pawo and his Patriotic Association members.

DHARAMSHALA, February 23: Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest pro-independence group in exile launched an indefinite fast in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York on February 22, the first day of Losar – Tibetan New Year.

Statement of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) on the occasion of the day-long Hunger Strike by its Members and the public on the first day of the Water-Dragon Tibetan New Year on 22nd February, 2012 at the Theckchen Choling, Main Temple, Dharamsala Amongst the patriotic Tibetan men and women who have been committing the heroic act of self-immolations in Tibet under the two main slogans demanding “the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet” and “freedom and human rights for the Tibetan people”, Venerable Tapey of Kirti Monastery set the trend on 27th of February, 2009. Since then, between the 16th of March, 2011 and 19th of February, 2012, some 23 Tibetans both lay and ordained, have committed self-immolation in Tibet for the sake of Tibet and its people. Two Tibetans have done the same outside of Tibet totaling 25 so far. Fifteen of them including three nuns have lost their precious lives in the process and we have not been able to ascertain the condition and whereabouts of the rest.

Tashi Delek to Tibetans and friends around the world! Warm Losar greetings from Dharamsala, which falls on February 22. As requested, please do not celebrate Losar this year, but

A Tibetan monk burned himself to death on Friday after protesting Chinese security intrusions at his monastery in China’s western Qinghai province, adding to tensions in protest-hit Tibetan-populated areas, sources said.

Human rights groups say China has detained several hundred Tibetans who returned from India after attending teaching sessions with the Dalai Lama. Chinese authorities are insisting that overseas forces are inciting violent separatist acts in Tibet.

FEBRUARY 18, 2012, DHARAMSALA, INDIA — The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply concerned and shocked over the recent news of yet another self-immolation that occurred around 6am local time at the ground of Bongthak Monastery, Amdo in North Eastern Tibet on Friday, 17 February 2012.

DHARAMSHALA, February 15: Coinciding with the White House meeting between US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, the Chairmen of the bipartisan US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) in a release yesterday called on Xi to recognise that the Dalai Lama “remains the best hope for restoring stability to Tibet”.

DHARAMSHALA, February 15: Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay formally inaugurated the Tibet Policy Institute, a new policy and research think tank under the Central Tibetan Administration, earlier today at a small ceremony held at the Kashag Secretariat, Dharamshala.

DHARAMSHALA, February 11: In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a teenage Tibetan nun set her body on fire raising slogans against the Chinese government in Ngaba, eastern Tibet today.

Tibetans in Switzerland, under the auspice of Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein gathered at the Swiss city of Zurich to commemorate a candle vigil and peace march in a show of solidarity with the recent spate of self immolations in Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, February 2: In a ‘Resolution Expressing Support for the People of Tibet,’ US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday expressed “deep concern” about the current situation in Tibet and “steadfast support” for the Tibetan people.

DHARAMSHALA, February 2: Speaking at a candle light vigil yesterday in Dharamshala, a member of the Tibetan parliament called for massive protests in the exile community in solidarity with the ongoing critical situation inside Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, January 31: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived back in his exile home of Dharamshala after a successful minor eye surgery in the Indian capital New Delhi today afternoon.

DHARAMSHALA, January 31: In a clear sign of China’s fear and weakness in maintaining its iron grip over Tibet, a top party official in Lhasa has asked for stringent security measures aimed at containing the spread of popular protests that has engulfed eastern Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, January 31: Hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims returning to Tibet from Nepal have been arrested by Chinese security personnel and forcibly taken to an undisclosed location.

A screen shot of the video clip released by CNN DHARAMSHALA, January 31: With reports coming in of heightening tension and growing security clampdown in eastern Tibet, media crew from the US based Cable News Channel (CNN) on Tuesday were detained and thrown out of the troubled region by Chinese authorities

The situation in Tibet is alarming and the number of violent clashes between Tibetans and Chinese police forces rising. Since March 2011, 16 Tibetans have committed self-immolation. The Chinese shoot and beat up our Tibetan brothers and sisters. Many have died. Injured Tibetans restrain from seeking medical treatment since they fear getting detained. The situation is deteriorating and absolutely unacceptable.

DHARAMSHALA, January 26: In his first official statement on the recent killings of Tibetans in Tibet, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay urged Tibetans and Tibet supporters all over the world to take part in a global vigil on Wednesday, February 8.

DHARAMSHALA, January 26: In reports coming out of Tibet, another Tibetan was killed and several others seriously injured in police firings in eastern Tibet earlier today. This is the third bloody incident this week when unarmed Tibetan demonstrators have been fired upon by Chinese security personnel.

DHARAMSHALA, January 27: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return back to his exile home of Dharamshala in north India at the end of this month.

ince January 10, the conclusion of the Kalachakra Initiation conferred by H.H. the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India, thousands of Tibetans pilgrims from Tibet began their journey back home.

As United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, I am gravely concerned by reports of violence and continuing heightened tensions in Tibetan areas of China, including reports of security forces in Sichuan province opening fire on protesters, killing some and injuring others.

DHARAMSHALA, January 24: In news just in, at least five Tibetans have died in police firings in Serthar, eastern Tibet today. The incidence occurred earlier today when a large crowd of Tibetans gathered in the central town of Serthar and started raising slogans calling for Tibet’s independence.

Three Tibetans were killed and several injured when police opened fire on Tibetans who gathered to protest in Drango, Kardze (the Tibetan area of Kham) today, the first day of Chinese New Year.

tibetswiss.ch, 10.01.2012 - On 7th Jan. 2012.Section Luzern has organised a Peace Candle March in Central Swiss (Luzern). March began from the main Railway station Luzern at 17.00pm and walk around the city with chantings and