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Report from Ladakh: Dalai Lama inspires peace

By Mati Bernabei Ladakh (India) – July 2014: Deep blue skies, glacial fed rivers and streams, glistening snow-capped peaks, arid landscapes of dirt and rock interspersed with lush green river valleys and hillside oases nourished via intricate ancient networks of irrigation channels. Villages and towns across the region consist primarily of flat roofed houses separated…

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Summer Reading

SUMMER READING   Whether sitting on the beach or spending your summer days in balconville, the next two months are a perfect time to catch up on reading and to feed your Tibet obsession at the same time.   Below, you will find a list of Tibet-related books, both fiction and non-fiction, compiled from suggestions…

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Dharamsala Dispatch #5: Ladakh Summer

Posted by Eva Cirnu If you are going to this year’s long awaited Kalachakra teachings by H.H. the Dalai Lama you may also be planning to arrive early and spend a few days enjoying Ladakh’s breathtaking beauty – or frantically looking for accommodation – or acclimatizing and getting used to the height. And speaking of…

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The Legacy of Tiananmen

This week, on June 4, the world will mark the 25th anniversary of the crackdown in Tiananmen Square in which more than 2000 civilians were killed by their own government simply because they called for democratic reform.  The 1989 events took place before the era of cell phones and email, but stories about the military…

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Tibet should be no-go zone for Canadian mining investment

by Carole Samdup First published in Embassy News Over the past several years, there has been considerable debate about the activities of Canadian mining companies and their effect on human rights in countries around the world. In fact, the Canadian government is currently reviewing its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the International Extractive Sector and…

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Dharamsala Dispatch 3: Techung – Songs of Freedom

by Eva Cirnu During my short stay in Dharamsala so far I have had the privilege of meeting many remarkable members of the Tibetan community, as well as Tibet supporters from around the world. They are often involved in cultural preservation projects, and their lives and careers are emblematic of entire generations’ efforts, dreams and…

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Dharamsala Dispatch 4: Entrevue avec Claude Arpi

Claude Arpi est écrivain, journaliste, historien, tibétologue et directeur du Pavillon tibétain d’Auroville, en Inde. Il est l’auteur de Tibet, le pays sacrifié, ainsi que de plusieurs articles et d’un très populaire blog où il publie des articles sur le Tibet, la Chine et l’Inde. Le Pavilion tibétain d’Auroville a été bâti sous la direction…

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La lumière de l’espoir brille a la foire culturelle tibétaine de Montréal

Peter Hadekel Pendant une fin de semaine froide à la fin de l’automne, le Comité Canada Tibet a tenu sa 25e foire culturelle annuelle dans la salle paroissiale de l’Eglise Santa Cruz à Montréal. Malgré le froid à l’extérieur, l’ambiance au bazar était chaleureuse et accueillante, alors que des marchands vendaient de l’artisanat, des textiles,…

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U.S. media pay high price for Chinese censorship

Over the past several years, there has been considerable debate about the activities of Canadian mining companies and their effect on human rights in countries around the world. In fact, the Canadian government is currently reviewing its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the International Extractive Sector and just a couple weeks ago Parliament debated the so-called sunshine bill on financial transparency for mining, oil and gas companies.

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