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Dharamshala — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet wrote to the new President of Taiwan, Lai Ching-te, congratulating him on his inauguration as Taiwan's 8th President and lauded the development of true democracy and freedom in Taiwan. His Holiness wishes him every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the Taiwanese people.

Dharamshala — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama conferred the Mahakala blessing at the request of Kalu Rinpoche to around 8500 people gathered in the Main Tibetan Temple on Saturday. His Holiness said, "I meditate on bodhichitta every day from the moment I wake up and I observe the Bodhisattva precepts. To achieve our own goals and the welfare of others, we need bodhichitta. To fulfil our short term and long term aims, we need bodhichitta. To accumulate merit and wisdom, we need bodhichitta."

Washingtong DC — The US State Department has issued a statement regarding the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet on the 29th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and Matthew Miller, the department spokesperson said:" We urge PRC authorities to immediately account for Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s whereabouts and well-being and to allow him to fully exercise his human rights in line with the PRC’s international commitments."

Dharamshala — On the 29th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama from Tibet, Tibetan women protested against the Chinese Communist government for abducting the 11th Panchen Lama at the age of six and called on the Chinese government to let the world know where the 11th Panchen Lama is and to free him immediately.

Dharamshala — Two Grade 12 Tibetan students from Tibetan Children's Village School, Gopalpur will receive the CTA Education Department's Excellence Award 2024 for their outstanding results, with 95.2% and 95% respectively, and 13 Tibetan secondary schools with an overall pass percentage of 99.69%, in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), 2024.

Dharamshala — His Holiness the Dalai Lama took part in the Mani Dhungdrub, the recitation of Om mani padmé hum, in the main Tibetan temple on Saturday and said: "Reciting the six-syllable mantra (Om Mani Padmé Hum) is very useful, but the most important thing is to reflect on the altruistic awakening mind of bodhichitta and try to gain an understanding of emptiness. This is what will really please Avalokiteshvara."

The despotic, self-imposed communist regime in China constitutes a significant and unpredictable threat, with far-reaching consequences across the globe. Photo: TPI

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Dharamshala – The book (Echoes From Forgotten Mountains: Tibet In War And Peace' ) was reviewed by Vijay Kranti, a veteran Indian journalist and keen observer of Tibet. A detailed documentation of brave Tibetan people’s fight against the Chinese military might. The book is a historic document for the coming generations of Tibet.

Tibet Post International (TPI) conducted an exclusive interview with renowned Tibetan poet, writer, and activist Tenzin Tsundue. Talking about the ideal dream of every Tibetan, he said that independence is the ultimate goal, which alone can keep the power of dreams alive, and if required, we are also willing to wait a thousand years. The Middle Way Approach should therefore only be seen as a survival tactic.

Tenzin Topdhen, the director of Tibet Museum in Gangkyi, Dharamshala. Photo: TPI

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Dharamshala — TPI conducted an exclusive interview with Tenzin Topdhen, Director of the Tibet Museum. In this interview, he talks about the museum, its significance, the challenges the team faced in building the museum, his own experience of collecting objects and the purpose of all the stories.

Dharamshala — The PRC's latest white paper lists the government's proposals for the future of humanity and speaks of universal values and principles "which, if put into practice, could earn China a Nobel Peace Prize. China's new white paper looks good on paper, but fails in practice, the white paper is all about what China is not," says Tsewang Gyalpo Arya, representative of the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia.

Author Amy Yee and her new book Far from the Roof of the World. Photo: Amy Yee/TPI

Interviews and Recap

Dharamshala — In an exclusive interview with the author of <<Far from the Roof of the World>>, the award-winning journalist and author said, "Tibet is like a flower or a plant that is trapped in a cage and cannot grow freely. Put a part of this flower in a different soil, like India or Australia, then it is no longer caged, it gets sunlight,, The soil is different but now it can grow."

President Sue Ott Rowlands presents Jetsun Pema with the Pearl S. Buck Award on April 18, 2024. (Photo: Randolph College)

Education and Society

Lynchburg — Jetsun Pema, former minister and president of the Tibetan Children’s Village School, has been awarded the prestigious Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph College in recognition of her contribution to the education of Tibetan children over the past five decades.

Dharamshala — On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Rivers, Tibetan experts issued a ten-point call to the Chinese government and the international community. They call on China to halt the construction of a dam in Dege county, eastern Tibet, which will not only harm the environment but also go against the wishes of the local population living around the Drichu river. They also underline the vital importance of Tibetan rivers for water security in Asia.

Berlin — International Campaign for Tibet has released a new report on Tibetan environmental defenders entitled "Environmental Defenders of Tibet: China's Persecution of Tibetan Environmental Defenders", ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022.

Dharamshala, India  — “Our initial aim was to help Tibetan refugees from Tibet and assist them in any way we could. The first projects we got involved in were teaching English and basic computer skills to the community, so they could develop their skills and lead a new life in exile," said Dorji Kyi, Executive Director of Lha Charitable Trust.

Dharamshala, India – “We must pay more attention to our thousand-year-old tradition of Ahimsa and Karuna. The tradition of non-violence and compass can teach the world a path of tolerance, thoughtfulness, and compassion,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while interacting with the students and faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak.

Mainpat, India — The Mainpat Phendeyling Tibetan Settlement was one of the first Tibetan settlements established by the Indian government in 1962 to rehabilitate the 1,400 Tibetan refugees who arrived in India after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.


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Kolkata — Indian Tibet supporter Sandesh Meshram began his fifth cycle rally in eight Indian states, from West Bengal to New Delhi, and called on the Chinese government to release Tibetan environmentalist Karma Samdrup, who has been imprisoned to 15 years for advocating the protection of Tibet's fragile environment and Tibetan rivers, which are a source of fresh water for millions of people in countries neighbouring with Tibet.

New Delhi — Many international experts on China and Tibet are of the opinion that President Xi Jinping’s obsession with security and to present himself as the new Mao Zedong is resulting into cultural genocide and total annihilation of the national personality of China’s colonies like Tibet, East Turkistan (Xinjiang) and Southern Mongolia. Analyzing the causes and impact of dividing occupied Tibet in 1965 into many pieces at an international webinar titled “China’s Cartographic Colonialism in Tibet” experts from USA, Europe, Tibet and India expressed concern that China’s Communist Party (CCP) and its leaders are religiously focused at washing out Tibet’s history by rewriting and propagating a manufactured version that suits Chinese expansionism.

Hong Kong: RSF representative detained and deported on attempt to monitor Jimmy Lai’s national security trial. Photo: RSF


The Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has stated that Aleksandra Bielakowska, an RSF representative, was deported from Hong Kong upon arrival to monitor the landmark trial of publisher Jimmy Lai. Lai faces potential life imprisonment on spurious national security charges.

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