In The Spotlight
Dharamshala, India — When outlining his main commitments, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said he feels a strong need to speak up for the protection of ecology of Tibet, not just for the benefit of the people of Tibet, but also on behalf of all those across Asia who depend on rivers that rise in Tibet for their water.
A Tibetan girl who lost her parents and brother while fleeing during the 1959 uprising, but later returned to establish the first private orphanage in Tibet has died in Switzerland from COVID-19. Over a period of 25 years, the mother of two birth sons provided care and protection for 300 youngsters in orphanages and centres for the children of nomadic herders.
Dharamshala, India — While commemorating the occasion of the 50th World Earth Day, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet issued a message of compassion but also a call for a genuine sense of universal responsibility as one humanity.
Dharamshala, India — Men-Tsee-Khang, an organisation established to preserve the traditional arts of Tibetan medicine and astrology has signed an agreement with Manipur International University (MIU) that will provide the medical institute a land of 2,500 acres to establish a Center, in imphal collaborative to preserve, protect, promote and propagate Sowa-Rigpa.
Dharamshala, India – As media reported the first suspected case of the coronavirus in Central Tibet, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, previously known as the Gadan Phodrang, the Government of Tibet, strongly urged the Tibetans inside Tibet to strictly follow the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus.
London, UK – The London-based "Free Tibet" campaign group is calling for action on a growing climate crisis in Tibet and the Himalayas with the launch of a new campaign recently. The group said in a press release that they call for Tibetans to be recognised as being on the “frontline” of climate change.
Dharamshala, India —A number of firsthand accounts of sexual assault against women in exiled Tibetan communities in north India have reportedly surfaced with the campaign against Gender-Based Violence initiated by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).
Dharamshala —Tibetan high school students, joined by supporters of all ages walked and chanted through Dharamshala's streets on Friday as part of a globally-coordinated climate movement.
New Delhi — “These days, scientists tell us that basic human nature is compassionate. We are social animals who depend on the community in which we live. So we need to cultivate a sense of oneness of 7 billion human beings,” the spiritual leader of Tibet said, speaking to a gathering of diplomats, academics, intellectuals, and media, in India.
Nagano City, Japan — From September 14-16, the Kikisoso Tibet Festival will provide a forum for Tibetans throughout Japan to escape urban life and celebrate Tibetan culture with Japanese supporters. It is the fifth independently organized festival by the couple Genyen Tenzin and Shoko Yanagida. For two nights, festival participants will sleep in tents in the outdoor venue, enjoying the Nagano environment reminiscent of Dharamsala and experiencing Buddhist teachings and cultural exhibitions.