Many Streams, One Ocean: the Tibetan Belief on Religious Harmony

June 12, 2020 10:26 pm0 comments
Many Streams, One Ocean: the Tibetan Belief on Religious Harmony

By Prof. Madhu Rajput* & Squadron Leader Toolika Rani (retd)* (TibetanReview.net, Jun11’20) – Where did we come from?  Where do we go? Who or what created life- God, energy, evolution? Does it have a form? How do we know it? Since they overcame the basic challenges to survival, human beings […]

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Who is Phunchok Stobdan and what is His Real Agenda?

June 5, 2020 11:11 pm0 comments
Who is Phunchok Stobdan and what is His Real Agenda?

Kunsang Thokmay* questions the expertise of Phunchok Stobdan whose recent comments on the Dalai Lama has triggered a major public controversy, including in his home Union Territory of Ladakh (TibetanReview.net, Jun05’20) – Phunchok Stobdan, a former Indian ambassador based in Delhi, has accused the Dalai Lama of keeping silent on […]

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Harmony – The Buddhist Panacea for Environment Conservation

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Harmony – The Buddhist Panacea for Environment Conservation

Prof. Madhu Rajput* & Squadron Leader Toolika Rani (retd)* (TibetanReview.net, Jun05’20) – The Indian eastern coast was yet seething from the massive destruction wrought by cyclone Amphan that another cyclone Nisarga appeared on the west coast. Humanity stares at the fury of nature being unleashed in myriad horrifying forms.  We […]

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Surviving a Crisis the Buddhist Way

June 2, 2020 10:40 pm0 comments
Surviving a Crisis the Buddhist Way

Prof. Madhu Rajput* & Sqn Ldr Toolika Rani (retd)* (TibetanReview.net, Jun02’20) – Sitting comfortably in our house, as we reminisced about the freedom to go out at will, now snatched by an invisible virus, our eyes fell on a photograph on our wall. A happy and contented face, flanked by two women […]

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A Clarification

May 10, 2020 3:26 pm0 comments
A Clarification

With regard to the obituary item on Tendol Gyalzur (Pioneering ‘Mother of Tibet’ Dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland by Morris Tennyson, May 09’20), it has been pointed out (including with video clips) that Tendol Gyalzur succeeded where many other Tibetans failed and were forced to close down because she not only […]

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Pioneering ‘Mother of Tibet’ Dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland

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Pioneering ‘Mother of Tibet’ Dies from COVID-19 in Switzerland

By Morris Tennyson (TibetanReview.net, May09’20) – A Tibetan exile orphan raised in Europe who returned to Tibet to establish orphanages and centres for the children of nomadic herders has died this week in Switzerland of COVID-19. Tendol Gyalzur, who was originally from Shigatse, lost her parents and brother while crossing […]

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WORDS FROM THE WISE

May 7, 2020 2:00 pm0 comments
WORDS FROM THE WISE

By Prof. Madhu Rajput* (TibetanReview.net, May06’20) – As I sat brooding over the depressing news pouring out from all around the world and the uncertainty generated by Covid-19, my spirits sank. Amidst political leaders throwing accusations, and religious heads struggling to cope with the new scenario where the places of […]

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On Writing the Tibetan Diaspora

March 3, 2020 8:30 am0 comments
On Writing the Tibetan Diaspora

Debutant novelist Tsering Namgyal Khortsa* reflects on the challenges, joy, and lessons learnt in taking up fiction-writing as a Tibetan exile. (TibetanReview.net, Mar02’20) – Last November I did something rather bold. I published a novel in English titled The Tibetan Suitcase, which is the first book-length work of fiction published […]

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The Dalai Lama-Scientist- A review

December 27, 2019 12:29 am0 comments
The Dalai Lama-Scientist- A review

 By Tashi Wangchuk* (TibetanReview.net, Dec25’19) – The documentary ‘The Dalai Lama-Scientist’, written and directed by the six-time Nobel prize nominee Dawn Engle, is about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s keen interest in Science and its relationship with what the historical Buddha’s message had to offer in understanding some of the […]

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Faith versus politics in Dalai Lama reincarnation standoff

December 6, 2019 7:22 am0 comments
Faith versus politics in Dalai Lama reincarnation standoff

The Tibetan reincarnation tradition is more then 800 years old.  Communist-ruled China is only 70 years old while the offering of a golden urn by a ruler of the Manchu dynasty, historically seen by the Chinese as foreign rulers, for suggested use in the reincarnation recognition process happened only sometime between […]

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