Dharamshala: UK based spiritual organization "Knights Templar of Britannia" claims it is planning assist in the struggle for Tibetan rights. TPI's Y.C Dhardhowa talked to Lord Christopher Macklin, a senior council member of The Knights Templar of Britannia, who is involved in coordinating the project.

Dharamshala: Lobsang of Lhamo’s Kitchen is a NEW Tibetan arrival who runs A family business in the hill station of MCLEOD GANJ, Dharamshala, the home of exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Concerning his successful Tibetan Cooking class, Tibet Post International (TPI) interviewed.

Dharamshala: T.A.C.T.I.C. is a newly established fundraising and volunteer coordinating organization based in Dharamshala, India, and it targets aiding the grassroots activism that is already present on the ground in the exiled Tibetan community. The Tibet Post International (TPI) interviewed the T.A.C.T.I.C's founder and director Mr.Travis Thompson to cover its current projects and future goals.

I'm from the United States, and was born in Baltimore. My dad was a travel journalist and he started me traveling when I was very young. I started studying Dharma about twelve years ago. I run my own businesses, designed a fashion line, just wrote a book, and do marketing consulting, journalism, and modeling. About a year and a half ago, I came over to India to do some volunteer work, and started to spend all of my afternoons up here in Dharamsala.

Dharamshala: It has been just three months since the establishment of our Tibet Cholsum Art Performance Institute ( Gangchen Cholsum Lugar Tsokpa), the main goal of the institute is to preserve Tibetan culture and religion through our work, and to aid the integration of Tibetan communities. In particular we seek to help disaffected students and disadvantaged people in the community who are facing hardship.

 

On 26 January, Ma Zhaoxu, a spokesman of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that "we hope that the Dalai Lama will cherish the opportunity and respond positively to the requests of the Chinese Central Government". However, the Mr Zhaoxu also pointed out that "China's policy towards the Dalai Lama is consistent and clear cut", meaning that the Dalai Lama should publicly state Tibet is an inalienable part of China, in the same way that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and issues related to Tibet are China's internal affairs which foreign countries should not interfere with.

Taipei: Mr Freddy Lim is a Taiwanese rock star from Chthonic, a Taiwanese black metal band that received the award for “Best International Artist” at the Tibetan Music Awards on 10 October in Dharamshala, India. Chthonic expressed their political views at the Free Tibet concert held in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on 11 July of this year, commemorating the 1959 uprising in Tibet. At this concert, Chthonic, along with several other well-known performers and thousands of attendees, celebrated freedom, democracy and human rights. Ms Keary Huan, Taipei correspondent for the Tibet Post International, recently asked Mr. Lim to share his view on the current situation in Tibet and his upcoming events for the Tibetan cause.

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