Dharamshala: Many writers and bloggers from inside and outside Tibet criticise people from Amdho, eastern Tibet, saying that they celebrate Chinese New Year instead of Tibetan Losar (New Year). The Tibet Post International asked Kanyag Tsering, a monk from Kirti monastery (Dharamshala), about this topic.

Dharamshala: Seven Korean students arrived with Tibetan musician Kharag Penpa last week in Dharamshala. "They are here for a cultural exchange, in order to learn more about Tibetan arts", says M. Penpa, who currently lives in Seoul. Since their arrival, the students are teaching music at College for Higher Tibetan Studies (CHTS), Sarah and, at the same time, lead some research concerning Tibetan traditional arts. They also grabb the occasion to give concerts in different places of Mcleod Ganj.

Manali: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (HH): I have nothing to say! Only I am very much happy, very much. Last few days [I have been] touring different places and met quite a number of people - very faithful, devoted.

Dharamshala: The Tibet post International is in conversation today with Mr. Thubten Samphel, the spokesperson for the Tibetan government in exile based in Dharamshala, India.Smart, soft spoken and eloquent Mr Samphel fled Tibet as a child and came to India, where he was educated in some of the best colleges of the country. He now works as a spokesperson for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's administration and is also the author of 'Falling through the Roof', a book based on his experiences as a refugee.

Hunsur: From August 22-26, the Snowland School of Tibetan Studies at Gyudmed monastery in South India held a series of teachings and debates on Buddhist Philosophy. The programme was conducted by eleven teaching masters and attended by 114 students from seven schools, including the Tibetan Children's Village and the Central School for Tibetans.

Dr. Lobsang Sangay is a Senior Fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. He studied at CST Darjeeling, BA (Hons) and LLB in Delhi University and in 1992, was a member of the Central Executive of Tibetan Youth Congress (CENTREX). He did his LLM (Masters) in 1996, and in 2004 earned Ph.D. degree and became not only the first among six million Tibetans but also from Himalayan region including Bhutan, Nepal and Mongolia.

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