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Why Is China's Government 'Demolishing' a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery?
August 04, 2017

Why Is China's Government 'Demolishing' a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery?

By Charlotte Gao
The Chinese government claims that Larung Gar suffers from overcrowding, fire hazards, and lack of infrastructure.
China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky
August 03, 2017

China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky

By Steve Shaw
China is demolishing homes and evicting thousands from Larung Gar, the world's largest Tibetan Buddhist institution.

12 Regions of China: The Tibetan Plateau
July 29, 2017

12 Regions of China: The Tibetan Plateau

By John Lee
The “roof of the world” spans not only the Tibetan Autonomous Region but parts of Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan.

The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  
May 09, 2017

The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  

By M. A. Aldrich
The strange story of a 17th century feud and its relevance for Tibetan geopolitics today.

The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
April 20, 2017

The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama

By Tshering Chonzom Bhutia
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate in Tawang?
The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control
February 24, 2017

The Golden Urn: Buddhist Lamas and Chinese State Control

By M.A. Aldrich
The historical roots and modern-day ramifications of Chinese government attempts to control Vajrayana Buddhism.

The Politics of Religion in China
August 04, 2016

The Politics of Religion in China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Fenggang Yang.
Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China
June 14, 2016

Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China

By Saransh Sehgal
The Tibetan Buddhist leader on climate change, his future leadership role, and Tibetan issues.

Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
April 04, 2016

Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery

By Bradley Jardine and Sakshi Rai
In 1967, Choje Akong Rinpoche helped found the first Tibetan temple in the West.

Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment
April 01, 2016

Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment

By Jonathan DeHart
An interview with thangka master painter and teacher, Ambar Lama, on the state of this iconic Tibet-an art.

The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation
September 22, 2014

The Dalai Lama and the Politics of Reincarnation

By Tim Robertson
The Dalai Lama suggests he’ll be the last of his line, and in doing so challenges Chinese imperialism.
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