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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.
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.
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.
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.
April 20, 2017
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
By Tshering Chonzom Bhutia
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate in Tawang?
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.
August 04, 2016
The Politics of Religion in China
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Fenggang Yang.
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.
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.
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.
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.