• Photo Story: Lhakar Celebration at Tibetan Youth Congress (Centrex)
    February 21, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
    By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor Lhakar is deeply embedded in me by now. For the past few days, I have been on a quest to figure out how do we, as Tibetans, celebrate and retain our Tibetan identity in exile particularly in the aftermath of the 2008 uprising in Tibet. This time I went to one of the largest Tibetan NGO in exile, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC). More
  • Photo Story: Life in the Exile Tibetan Community
    February 19, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
    By Tenzin Phende, Photo-editor In the last six decades, Tibetans-in-exile have been largely ignored by the world press but have remained a thorn in China's side. Against considerable odds, this small community has been able to preserve much of its unique and more than 1000 year-old Buddhist culture which originated from India. More
  • Photo Story:Gearing Up for Tibetan New Year (Losar)
    February 14, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
    Although the year of the earth dog, 2145 is still two days away, Tibetans have immersed themselves in religious events to pray for peace and gear up for a prosperous Tibetan new year (Losar). Losar is the Tibetan New Year, a festival that instills sacred and secular practices such as prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, sacred and folk dancing, and partying. More
  • Lhakar Photo Story: Reminiscing Tibetan New Year (Losar)
    February 7, 2018
     •  Published By Tenzin Phende
      Story text by Tenzin Lhakmon and Photos by Tenzin Phende   The memories I have of Losar from when I was younger is sleeping off to the dim flickering light emanating from the candle lit in the kitchen, the clattering of vessels, my parents in the midst of Losar preparation late into the night and my new clothes tucked neatly folded under the pillow. More