Yet another life has been tragically lost in the name of the Tibetan cause. This latest casualty came in the wake of the Swiss government’s recent rejection of 300 Tibetan asylum seekers and dictum for them to leave the country.

In a grisly act of protest, 32-year-old Tashi Namgyal lay down on the railway track between Lucerne’s Emmenbrücke and Olten stations in the early hours of 7th September 2017, willing himself to be fatally run over by an oncoming train. He reportedly left behind two letters, one addressed to the United Nations and the other to the Swiss government. Not only did both letters specifically carry his appeals for the plight of Tibetans in exile, but they also conveyed his overwhelming sense of helplessness, disappointment and frustration for his fellow countrymen.

The scene of Tashi Namgyal’s unfortunate suicide

Some might single out the Swiss government as the culprit, claiming that this tragedy could have been averted if they had been more compassionate and more accommodating to Tibetan asylum seekers. However, blaming the Swiss government is oversimplifying the problem and overlooking its root cause.

First of all, the Swiss government does not owe anything to the Tibetans refugees in exile. It has every right to decide whom to allow into its borders and whom to reject. It has acted within its own laws and to condemn them for rejecting Tibetan asylum seekers is to allow the real culprit, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to yet again, cop out of its responsibilities.

In truth, this drastic form of protest is the result of the mounting frustration and desperation of Tibetans refugees caused by the broken promises of the CTA. From the ultimate promise of a return to their homeland to the interim assurances of improving the welfare of Tibetans in exile, CTA has clearly delivered none.

Negotiations with China have been at a stalemate for quite a while, with minimum traction to date. Instead of working hard to bring China back to the negotiation table, the CTA is more interested in explaining the lack of progress by conveniently blaming it all on China’s policies. This approach not only reflects the CTA’s typical irresponsible nature, but is also an insult to the people’s intelligence as there are many more avenues which the CTA can explore.

For instance, the CTA has done nothing to address China’s lack of trust in their sincerity in relations to the negotiations. This is obviously a major stumbling block, yet the CTA has illogically been making the situation worse by antagonising China, constantly painting it to the world at large as a sinister government abusing its power and using its money unscrupulously to get what it wants.

There has also been no proper post mortem to explore more effective ways to engage China nor any proper re-evaluation of the CTA’s strategy in dealing with the Chinese government. In other words, the Tibetan leadership is more preoccupied with justifying its ineffective policies and dealings with Chinese leaders rather than addressing them.

The sad truth is that, as long as there are Tibetans who keep sacrificing their lives for the Tibetan cause, the CTA will continue to have a convenient excuse to deflect attention away from their incompetence.

Another crucial factor prompting great frustration for the Tibetans in exile is their economic hardship. In this regard, saying that the CTA fail to pass muster is clearly an understatement. After all these years, not only has the Tibetan leadership failed to steer the Tibetan refugee community into self-sustainability, they have also failed to create tangible improvements in their social and economic welfare to date. Exile Tibetans living in Dharamsala are pretty much no better off now than how they were when they first fled Tibet, despite decades of generous donations and monetary aid channelled to the CTA for the Tibetan people.

Tashi Namgyal (front, center) during happier days

Thus, for many exile Tibetans, applying for asylum overseas becomes their only shot at building a better life and escaping the mire that is the Tibetan refugee community. As such, it is not difficult to see why even Tibetan youths such as the late Tashi Namgyal and the late Tenzin Choeying would feel dejected and disheartened to the point of employing extreme measures as a last resort to draw attention to the plight of Tibetans in exile.

Perhaps they were hoping to emulate the success of Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor whose self-immolation culminated in the end of dictatorship in Tunisia. Or perhaps they were trying to follow in the footsteps of Thich Quang Duc, the Vietnamese monk whose self-immolation eventually stopped the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government and toppled their rule.

Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that these self-inflicted Tibetan deaths have failed to effectuate any geopolitical changes. In fact, the ineffectiveness of the self-immolations as a means to advance the Tibetan cause is painfully obvious yet, for some reason, the CTA has elected not to condemn or speak against these sacrificial acts to prevent future incidents.

If the CTA truly cared for its people, why would they allow these rising suicides to be left unchecked? Clearly, the Tibetan leadership is in a position to curtail them, given their ability to browbeat Dorje Shugden practitioners into giving up their religious beliefs, turning those who refuse into social pariahs, turning the tables on Rangzen supporters and causing the violent ostracization of Lukar Jam. Given their influence and sway on their people, the CTA is more than able to bring an end to future suicides, if they wanted to.

Driven by an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and frustration, the late Tashi Namgyal undertook the most drastic form of individual protest to draw attention to the plight of his fellow Tibetans.

The hard truth is that the Tibetan leadership’s non-action has resulted in yet another loss of a young Tibetan life, and this time not under the so-called “oppression” of China but in the peaceful and democratic environs of Switzerland. Blame for the anguish and loss suffered by Tashi Namgyal’s family lies directly at the CTA’s doorstep.

Furthermore, the CTA’s on-going refusal to curb the rising spate of suicides in the name of the Tibetan cause will not only affect the reputation of Tibetans refugees around the world, but possibly spur even more countries to think twice before letting another Tibetan asylum seeker into their borders.

Given these circumstances, it logically goes to say that there must be truth in the allegations that the CTA actually condones these sacrifices. After all, since they are financially benefitting from increased foreign aid after every case of self-immolation, it is not a stretch to conclude that the Tibetan leaders are incentivised to remain quiet.

At the end of the day, the shock and outrage which ensues with each loss of Tibetan life conveniently allows the CTA to keep the Tibetan dream alive with very little effort on their part. From this perspective, it is no wonder that the Tibetan leadership is more interested in glorifying Tibetans who self-immolate by holding memorial services, lighting candles, calling them martyrs of the Tibetan cause and erecting statues to commemorate past self-immolations than to call for a cessation of such grisly suicides. Why? Because it would mean that they would actually have to put time and effort into doing what they were elected to do – to give the Tibetan people a better life.


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  1. Office of Dalai Lama perhaps

    September 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    This is truly tragically sad. Dharamsala CTA and Dalai Lama can be very firm and harsh about self immolations and suicides in the name of Tibetan freedom. Dalai Lama can teach on the non-virtues of suicide according to Buddhist teachings. Can stress how people who kill themselves take rebirths in the lower realms. Dalai Lama can order people and families to not do this as he will get upset. There are many things Dalai Lama and CTA can do to stop all the self immolations and suicide for the Tibetan cause, but they are not doing it and most of the time stay quiet. This is very suspicious. 🤑 Dalai orders many other things and people have to listen so why not this. ❓

  2. Shankar

    September 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Sad event. Too bad his young life is snuffed out due to his frustrations with Tibetan leaders.😖

  3. Anonymous

    September 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm

  4. Dondrup Shugden

    September 20, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Wastefulness occurs when no precaution or actions are taken to prevent same.

    Another suicide by a young person of Tibetan descend is heartbreaking. Especially when the whole feeling comes across is of despair, hopelessness and frustration.

    Why CTA is not doing something to improve the lives of the Tibetans in exile so that even when there is no breakthrough with China, there is still hope of an advancement in life?

    Why is a so called democratically elected CTA not care nor do good for her people?

    Why is CTA side stepping all these desperate action of their young people and blame on other countries, specifically China? Now that Tashi Namgyal committed suicide in Switzerland does CTA has more scape goats for their incompetence.

    I would highly recommend CTA to be more effective with uplifting the lives of Tibetans.

    CTA is totally capable of being extremely effective taking into consideration how CTA upheld the ban on Dorje Shugden people.

  5. Camillia

    September 21, 2017 at 5:38 am

    It is unfair to blame the Swiss government for the passing of this young man. The pent-up frustration cannot be pushed to the leadership of another nation, who does not owe the Tibetan in exile anything. In truth, the 32-year-old Tashi Namgyal should address his frustration to his own leadership, for their failure to secure any form of residences in Switzerland and take care of their welfare!

    In fact, I am very disgusted by the mentality of Tibetan in exile; it seems that from top to bottom, there is a prevalent attitude to demand for tolerance, hands out, sympathy from other nations, especially the wealthy nation. And if these originally kind and generous nations stopped succumbing to their demand, the Tibetan in exile will exert blames onto them. Like this case.

    The entitlement mentality is appaling and must be addressed. After 60 years of receiving hands out and donation, Tibetan in exile must learn to stand on own feet and make some progress.

  6. SabrinaS

    September 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    It is so sad to keep reading about young Tibetans committing suicide due to the failures of the Tibetan Leaders. It is amazingly lame that the Tibetan Leaders are blaming whatever failures on China when the causes for these suicides and everything that failed were by their self serving policies which never had taken their people’s needs into consideration. Carrying their feudalistic rule from Old Tibet to Dharamsala, the Tibetan Leaders still continue to only do as they wish. Such a travesty to let these youths die just to garner more sponsorship monies that never go towards the betterment of their people. Dangling the repatriation to Tibet as a carrot, Tibetan Leaders keep their people in “refugees” status which means easy money from sympathetic sponsors who had previously used as thorn against China. But now China is the darling of the world with their ludicrous trade agreements and as a political powerhouse. Tibetans in exile had been made redundant as any governmental meetings with Tibetan Leaders will antagonise China which means no agreements that benefit their own countries. Tibetan Leaders have nothing to offer and after the years of living off the goodwill of others (professional beggars), they had not put any of the monies into teaching their people self sufficiency nor improved their lives. Many are still living in poverty and uncertain in their statelessness.

    The Dalai Lama had long promoted autonomy rule to be negotiated with China and the question is why had CTA gone against his wishes? Are they so ignorant that with all their accusations and badmouthing of China to others, somehow China will hand Tibet back to them even if under autonomy? Weird expectations!! Unless of course, all these while, CTA had always planned for Rangzen, seeing how members of CTA had openly attended the conference in Paris to promote Rangzen ideology. Come on! CTA is against the Dalai Lama’s wishes and they should be ruled PUBLIC ENEMY as such. After all, that is what CTA had ruled Dorje Shugden practitioners for continuing their 400 year old authentic practice. Just because the Dalai Lama said those practitioners can’t attend his public teachings, initiations, etc. CTA went overboard by banning and creating discrimination, segregation, persecution and so much sufferings to these innocent practitioners who had continued their practices out of their Guru devotion.

    I would strongly advise the Tibetans Exiled or not, to stop believing in CTA and their uncaring policies. Was CTA ever there for them in times of needs? Look at their own living conditions, have any of the sponsored millions or billions changed it for the better? Are they even any closer to returning home to Tibet? The smart ones had left and gain citizenships when they could. Wonder how long will the Tibetans allow CTA to get away without blame and how long will CTA use their people and their lives to earn extra sponsorship? Really sad for those innocent citizens. Actually how can they be considered citizens when they have no country to be citizen of?

  7. Elibuchen

    September 23, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I urge all Tibetan people, please do not die and suicide for your country, the CTA or the borders of Tibet and the people running it, do not deserve your death.

    Everyday is impermanent to die for CTA, or due to hopelessness is like all the many Americans who were drafted for the Vietnam, it is a complete waste of time and effort. This road can just lead to a very painful death and resulting in a not so fortunate rebirth.

    In addition, CTA have created so much damage to spiritual community, and tibetan diaspora, I am afraid the Wheel of Sharp Weapons is upon CTA right now, nothing they do can have the effect they intended. Also their methods engaging in China, is less than desired and pathetic the world is starting to look up to China for world leadership hence the polictics and methodology used to bring China to the negotiation table is not the same methods used 20 years back.

  8. Badrapa

    September 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Since Sikyong came to power, he has not even manage to secure one dialogue with China. What’s wrong with CTA, since when they have become so ineffective? Time to change leadership!

  9. Chokyi USA

    September 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hello everyone, specially to our CTA Taxi union president Lobsang Sangay and his beneficiary Kashag members and followers,
    I am Chokyi I worked in Exile government 15 years. When Lobsang Sangay came to Dharamsala leadership I researched 2 years through what I have seen and what I listened from him personally. Lobsang have no personal skill and capability to solve the issues of Tibetans in India. He have only a paper degree from Harvard that’s called R….R….R, which means big talk in Tibetan. I feel so much pity on those uneducated Tibetans who set themselves on fire and burned their bodies. Each self-immolation brought a huge benefit to CTA financially. After every self-immolation Lobsang Sangay and his Kashag members have tour programs under the name of Tibetan political issues to introduce to western countries. Mostly, they travel first/business class. But, once they reached destination Lobsang Sangay asked donations to CTA. This is Sangay’s no 1 capability to ask donors in the name of self- immolation. So, I have known much better what Sangay real doing. That’s why I resigned from my post and living independently in US now. Here I humble request to all ordinary Tibetan people in exile. Plz go to apply for western or Indian citizenship as soon as possible. This is only way how you and your children survive a better life. Don’t listen CTA leaders big talks. Becoz, when you don’t have money to pay your children’s school fees. CTA can’t help you. When your father got serious sickness CTA can’t help you. When your mother died CTA can’t help you. But, CTA will use you for donations in name of seeking help for Tibetans. That donations they will corrupt at the end. Therefore, do something for yourself. Don’t let others use you. This is real experience that I got from CTA in 15 years working from down to earth. Don’t waste your life in CTA’s misuses.

  10. Namdrol

    September 24, 2017 at 6:29 am

    This is so sad and unnecessary 😥 If only Tashi Namgyal knows that CTA is not actually fighting for the Tibet’s cause, but taking foreign donation and enjoying themselves in their villas, he would not have done so. Tashi Namgyal is idealistic, he thought he is sacrificing for a noble cause, yet it is noble, but little did he know that his goverment CTA who is supposed to represent him, could care less about hi life, and others who lost their lives over the years through self-immolation. There are other ways to protest, definitely not this way, not only because the death will be in vain, but the CTA is secretly happy about his death to add to the sympathy card from the western world to get more donation to fatten their own pockets.😠😠😠

  11. Amber Sonam

    September 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This is the sort of achievements that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is proud of. For 60 years, all they have done is to encourage Tibetans to self-immolate, fighting among each other, discriminate those labelled as against the Dalai Lama such as rangzen people, Chinese people, Shugden practitioners etc.

    Since Swiss government rejected the Tibetan refugees, the CTA started to label the Swiss government as anti-Dalai Lama too for they have not taking good care of the Tibetans in exile and therefore against the Dalai Lama’s teachings of compassion, equality and kindness. The CTA sure knows how to label others as anti Dalai Lama which they have forgotten only applicable to Tibetans.

    The CTA has no sophisticated strategy or tactics and definitely no idea what politic is all about. Their method all this while is to label everyone as anti Dalai Lama as long as these people do not follow their order and are seen to affect the benefits that come their way.

  12. Lovett

    September 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I think the Dorje Shugden ban hurts all Tibetans especially for the antiShugden ppl because it makes them look bad and especially in the Tibetan CTA who relies on Western sponsorship in order to survive. For CTA to survive in the future, it has to drop the DS ban!

  13. Lophun from Delhi

    September 25, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Would have been better if you were alive to fight for Tibet. One more person that the Chinese Now you are gone, only your memory remains. What can Dhasa do for your poor ama la and pa la?

    Self-immolations do the Chinese leaders work for them. Chinese want Tibetans gone and they want us silent so if more and more of us burn who is left to speak up???

    I hope Lobsang Sangye thinks about you when he is lying with Dhardon. I hope all the chithue think about you when they are filling their pockets with money.


  14. Doreen Park

    September 25, 2017 at 7:10 am

    32-year-old Tashi Namgyal lying down on the railway track , willing himself to be fatally run over by an oncoming train, is an act that can only stem from deep despair at the state of things for him and his fellow countrymen -fellow Tibetans-in-exile. If we trace carefully the source of this despair, it is not the Swiss Government’s rejection of their asylum seeking.

    Why , in the first place did they have to seek asylum in a foreign country whose culture is completely alien to them? Suicides like those of Tashi Nyamgyal are the culmination of despair born of feeling depressed and miserable with the wasted years in the exile community in India under the CTA, who had done nothing to take them out of their poverty and economic low, despite the huge sums of money, towards that end , they had received from generous sponsors . Furthermore their struggle for independence from the Chinese is now in tatters as the CTA has just let negotiations stall and stop. A total gross betrayal of promises to their people on their part.

    Can the Tibetan government be more sincere and not hide behind a facade of support for the free Tibet cause and of condoning the self-immolations? It is painful to watch lives being sacrificed in self-immolations that are not destined to help in any way to advance the cause of Tibet’s struggle for independence.

  15. Tenzin K

    September 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

    It’s really sad to see another such incident happened and yet CTA just remain silent. Not even once they put their foot down to advice their people to stop sacrificing themselves. Why? Obvious reason is to use such incident to play emotional card to get fund and this time CTA will play a blaming card to push the responsibility to Swiss government for rejecting 300 Tibetan asylum seekers.

    For this particular incident Tibetans should wake up and see that nothing CTA will do for their people. The responsibility doesn’t rely on other country but is CTA themselves that need to be more effective and proactive to protect Tibetan and take care of Tibetan welfare not only in India but also other countries where there are Tibetan refugees. Tibetans are frustrated because of their leaders didn’t fulfill their promise. On top of that Tibetan leadership imposed Dorje Shugden ban to segregates Tibetan. This make situation even worst. How could a government work with such division? The ban should be removed to unite the Tibetan with one voice and one action.

    I hope the Tibetan will realise that sacrificing themselves by taking their life as such will not bring any positive changes. Don’t forget CTA has drag Tibetan for 60 years and have they done anything positive so far? What political arrangement has CTA made for Tibetan welfare up to now? What strategy has CTA implement to negotiation with China? Why CTA still promote division instead of unity?
    To all Tibetan please value your life.

  16. Steve Jones

    September 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

    This is such a waste of a good human life. I have such adulation of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama but when I read an article like this, something must be wrong with his administration – how can they practise discrimination behind Dalai Lama’s back?

  17. Anonymous

    September 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

    This below para nailed it. CTA didn’t do their job and by BANNING THE PRACTICE OF DORJE SHUGDEN and deny religious freedom actually caused CTA looked so bad. Tibetan asylum seekers were looked down upon because CTA deny human rights and harm those who are weak.

    “In truth, this drastic form of protest is the result of the mounting frustration and desperation of Tibetans refugees caused by the broken promises of the CTA. From the ultimate promise of a return to their homeland to the interim assurances of improving the welfare of Tibetans in exile, CTA has clearly delivered none”.

  18. Jing Jing

    September 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I think CTA now must be so proud for having another young man sacrificed his life for Tibetan freedom!

    What else CTA need to do? Nothing!! They can just sit back and all these people just killed themselves to tell the world Tibetan need help to go back to Tibet. Then what’s next? Good business time for CTA!

    Why wasting your life for the useless, greedy, heartless CTA? Why being used and fooled by CTA? They are the devil who sell your lives to the world and get the money so that they can enjoy having a few passport traveling the world with first class, driving big cars, living in big house all over the world. You people ?? Hahaha.. continue to sell off your soul to feed them!

    Wake up Tibetan!! Do something about it! For your children for their future! before too late!

  19. Ngawang

    September 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Such a sad news. May Mr Tashi Namgyal rests in peace. He asked for help from UN and not Mr Lobsang Sangey😞. Lobsang Sangey cannot helps in any way, he helps only himself and his pocket 😢

  20. [email protected]

    September 26, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Tibetan government = corrupt. They only want money and don’t care about the Tibetan people. Someone kills themselves and they don’t do anything, instead they use their people’s deaths to get money to fill their own pockets. Shame Shame Shame.

  21. Lobsang sangyel

    September 26, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Why tibetan governmen let my broter die.why lobsang sangye no say anything.i feel sad many brothers die.but tibetan governmen no say nothing

  22. DS survivor

    September 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

    CTA is being irresponsible, ignorance. Their minds only think of money, money, money. The numbers of self immolation in Tibet are increasing and yet the Tibetan government, never ever take any initiative to solve or cure this disease. It’s a global warning here. It’s disgraceful with such uneducated leader lead to such uneducated, senseless, inhumane organization. 👎👎

  23. vajra-NMD

    September 26, 2017 at 10:52 am

    CTA just let’s their people died in other country and doing nothing? And just leave it and give Swiss government to handle or letting us ( From Western Countries ) peoples to blame Swiss government ?

    Or else CTA is just sitting there and keep collecting money from ours ( Western Countries )? Mr Lobsang Sangey please help all the Tibetans from other countries instead of doing nothing and corrupt all the money in your pocket..!! 😔

  24. when your 'govt' does nothing for you!

    September 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Bravo CTA!! Another life on you!! Can’t imagine the amount of negative karma on CTA every time something sad like this happen.

    Dear Tibetans, please don’t waste your precious life thinking that CTA will do anything for you. They’d be happy with their poor me stories to solicit more donations for themselves.

    Think!! If they DID something, there wouldn’t be more suicides! And look at what happened after the suicide news? Swept under the rug after a few days. Forgotten and lost.

    Even when Switzerland’s government said that they do not recognize Tibetans as Tibetans, what did CTA do or say? Absolutely nothing! How pathetic.

  25. samayakeeper

    September 26, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Such a waste of a human life. Why end it this way by sacrificing one’s life for a cause that one believed in when there are other ways to voice out one’s opinion. One could appeal to a rejection, appeal again and again or find another way for one’s appeal. But to give up one’s life is not the right way. This recent suicide and the other self immolations have convinced me that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) could have said or done something to discourage Tibetans to give up their lives. But because the CTA didn’t say or do anything, more lives are being wasted. It also convinces me that CTA is doing the opposite, encouraging Tibetans to sacrifice their lives. This is what CTA wanted, so they would benefit financially as what this writer and comments by readers have stated here.

  26. Vajra10

    September 26, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    How many more lives need to be sacrifice? It’s NOT about CHINA anymore! It’s CTA who make Tibetans’ lives worthless and weak. Shame on LEADERS who watch their own people died one by one without taking any action to stop and improvise their leadership…

  27. Belinda Mae

    September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The money that the CTA get from other countries was not put to good use. They would have use the money to better the lives of the Tibetans in exile by improving the economy and the living conditions of the people. Instead they take the money to erect statues of the people who sacrificed themselves for eg self immolations and willingly run over by oncoming train.

    If the CTA have done something earlier for the betterment of the Tibetan people, then all these deaths would not have happened. And everytime those who sacrifice themselves are the young Tibetans.

    And to blame other countries for the deaths of the Tibetans is unfair because the CTA is not doing
    anything to solve the problem

  28. Addan Rigg

    September 26, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    CTA’s on-going refusal to curb the rising spate of suicides in the name of the Tibetan cause will not only affect the reputation of Tibetans refugees around the world, but possibly spur even more countries to think twice before letting another Tibetan asylum seeker into their borders.

    sad to read this, frankly speaking, if CTA has taken good care of their people for the past 60 years, all these will never happened, who will want to leave their home when they are living with their family and their welfare are taken care of. CTA for the past 60 years has only work for their own benefit and not their people.

  29. Yonden

    September 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I really hope other countries supporting CTA are reading this article and the comments here. CTA is 60 years old and none being done by the CTA, WHERE DID ALL THE DONATIONS GONE??

    Why all my fellow Tibetans running away from CTA ruled Tibetan settlement?? We have no choice because there is no welfare.

    Have to leave for better life. If we pray to Dorje Shugden they will not allow us to use facilities and make us problems.

  30. Richard LakTam

    September 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    With all respect to Tashi Namgyal, we don’t want to say anything about his action. But to the rest of the Tibetan in exile who u think u’re still alive, listen up! Don’t be so stupid and do such stupid action anymore! U think CTA will stand by ur side to help u Tibetan to fight for the right?? No! CTA will keep quiet, and continue using ur death to get money from the west! U think Switzerland government will show compassion and continue taking back Tibetan in exile to their country? No! Who are u? Tibetan?? Every country in this world has their right to choose who they want to accept. Wake up! What this Tashi Namgyal did will just add on negative view other countries have on Tibetan in exile. They’ll feel Tibetan are so scary! Anytime there’ll be a Tibetan in their country commit suicide! Now Tibetan give the world this kind of impression. Thanks to CTA, thanks to Lobsang Sangay the number 1 Sikyong who keep quiet and let this happen. The world will have more negative impression on Tibetan in exile! This is what u want? Continue then.

  31. Tianni

    September 26, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I feel sad that another Tibetan Youth killing himself. He killed himself to draw the attention towards seriousness of Tibet issue and the plight of Tibetan refugees across world. However does his sacrificed work? I personally think it is not working because this is not the first case. Already over 100 Tibetan doing so for the same purposes but nothing seen to be done to give hope to them and that is why the same still happened again.

    Logically a good government should be sad to see his peoples doing so and will immediately do something about it to stop people kill themselves. What was happening make me think that are CTA care? For the first self-immolation until this case, I can’t see CTA care because instead of stopping peoples kill themselves, CTA make use of this to against China. Sad to have such a leadership.

  32. Tenxin Sangye

    September 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    To the tibetan exile brother, Is time to wake up and see clearly how irresponsible , currupted CTA is. No more self immolation wasting life. I can imagine how hopeless Tashi Namgyel felt being refugee even their own exile gorvernment care less their own people.CTA is silent and do nothing to help their own tibetan people. What CTA is keeping blaming China. CTA is more concern to raise money for their own curruption only.

  33. sierra

    September 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

    What a messy waste of life. Doing what he did is not admirable at all. First, he messed up other’s property, and leaving the mess for the local authorities to clear both in terms of physical remains, what’s left of it and the paperwork that follows.

    A waste as blaming Switzerland for not accepting Tibetans will go nowhere as it is within their jurisdiction to screen immigrants. Taking this action of messing up the rail tracks is just another reason why many countries are steering away from Tibetans.

    Not admirable as taking one’s own life only leads to the lower realms, regardless. Karma truly bites. If more Tibetans takes their own life, then one day, there will be no more common Tibetans. Very good, then China will not have to deal with the Tibetans. For Lord’s sake, be around to build the culture and traditions and not just die with it.

    And, such a waste to let the heartless CTA get away with doing nothing tor their own people and just let the people die so that there will be more funds to “help the Tibetans”.

    Just remember, the Tibetans aren’t the only people seeking asylum around the world. These are the top 5 countries refugees are fleeing from, as of as of April 18, 2017, according to World Vision.-

    1) Syria — 4.9 million refugees
    2) Afghanistan — 2.7 million refugees
    3) Lake Chad Basin — 2.2 million refugees
    4) South Sudan — 1.1 million refugees
    5) Somalia — 1 million refugees

    Many of them have returned to their homeland though it was not under circumstance they would like.So, are the Tibetans so special, that other countries are to blame for not taking them in?

    So, address the issue of your government in exile first before you address other issues. Housekeeping is rather important.

  34. Lovett

    September 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    The Dorje Shugden ban is a political scapegoat of the Tibetan CTA for their failures and the biggest failure is the inability to start fresh talks with China. They hope that the DS ban would distract the public from questioning their failure.

  35. Sarah West

    September 28, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Tibetans should evaluate themselves what have they achieved after more than one hundred cases of self-immolation. Have self-immolations moved China and the world to take action for the Tibetan cause? No, certainly not. But who gains after each immolation? Surely is the CTA who travels the world to collect donations for its pocket without any hesitation.

    Each immolation is in vain. Tragically it is simply a sacrilege to end a precious human life when this human body can develop to a higher state of being and bring benefits to many others.

    Please wake up Tibetans!

  36. Badrapa

    September 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    The Dorje Shugden ban is nothing but trouble to everyone including the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan CTA in terms of reputation and unity of the Tibetan people and of course Dorje Shugden practitioners as well. This is not to mention a distaste for the Chinese leaders looking in from atheist China. Therefore, it is high time to remove the ban and reform things.

  37. Kunsang from Switzerland

    September 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Very sad the only REAL leader the Tibetans produced in the last 60 years is Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama is 82 and how many more years can he ‘lead’ his people in exile and never getting his country back?

    Dalai Lama’s policy for Tibet in making friends with western powers and criticizing China is not working out. How do we know? It has been 60 years since Tibetans have been refugees and they still remain ‘refugees’ depending on handouts and free aid and free money. Pathetic..

    Losang Sangye is a big degree holder and his degree is not worth the paper it’s printed on. He can do nothing and has done nothing except become ‘close’ friend with Sharling Dhardon. Their ‘closeness’ is the talk of all Dharamsala.

    Losang Sangye and any ‘leader’ will not have real power but simply the puppets of the all powerful god king Dalai Lama who is the real power behind the throne.

  38. Tokyo Dalai Lama watcher

    September 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    If it was not for Buddhism, no one would listen to the Dalai Lama! The Dalai Lama gives the Kalacakra, gives self help speeches, sermons, prayers, rituals and wears the maroon dress to vast crowds. The maroon dress he wears is really a good marketing method although it is not meant to be. All these Buddhist events is what gathers the crowd to Dalai Lama. If you look at the Dalai Lama himself, besides being a smiley, shrewd and intelligent person, what does he have to attract people? Removing all from him that is Buddhist, what does the Dalai Lama have that is different than any other groups or deposed leaders that the world does not listen to. Dalai Lama owes all this to Buddhism. Therefore he should make harmony within the Buddhist community. How he is segregating certain sects with his rhetoric is dangerous. He is expelling people here clearly due to only a difference in religion: I was personally shocked to see this. I have met some Tibetan government leaders in Tokyo and privately they told me, they were also shocked that the Dalai Lama would say this and none of them dare advise him otherwise. They felt after Dalai Lama’s expulsion of people and in such a angry manner, it will not bode well in the future within Tibetan Buddhism which is the basis of his power. You can see in the video how angry the Dalai Lama seems to be. The Tibetan government persons in Japan also mentioned that the Dalai Lama listened to his oracle Nechung’s advice to ban this sect within Buddhism. Dalai Lama relies heavily on this Nechung god taking trance (oracle) for all his moves. Nechung is even summoned in the Dalai Lama’s private quarters to give prophecies:

    It bewilders his followers why Dalai Lama relies so heavily on Nechung when he is suppose to be an avatar of a god Avalokita himself. Nechung is invited to most of his public events to do his dance and prophecies. Many Tibetans such as MP Tenpa Yarphel are not happy and speaking up finally:- and . The over-reliance on Nechung demeans the Dalai Lama they feel and makes their government backwards. No modern governments consult gods and oracles for every move and if they do, they should not show this publicly. This is not a case of transparency but the Dalai Lama has not trained good advisers skilled in world politics by his side obviously to advise him and uses a god instead. Till now Nechung after 60 years has not proven correct. Nechung has not secured Tibet back. It was in fact in 2012 that Nechung told his monk Dorje Dalai Lama will go back to Tibet very soon, but it has not happened. Dorje is so ecstatic of this Nechung prophecy: . The prophecy proved to be wrong again by Nechung unfortunately for Dorje and the rest of the hopefuls.

    Losang Sangay is too busy with Sharling Dhardon and this is well known among the Tibetans. Without the Dalai Lama backing him up or promoting him, he is nothing and no one will listen to him. That is why everyone in the ‘Tibetan government’ are careful not to offend or displease the Dalai Lama who is the real power behind the throne. If you displease the king, you will be removed from the limelight and that means no more access to money, perks and foreigners who will give you money. Losang Sangay has made zero progress with talks with China since he ‘took office’. Whatever office that is. This shows his priority is not the Tibetans inside and outside of Tibet but to fill his own pockets before the King passes. Basically milk the cow while he can. Sad but that is the situation!

    I posted this ‘pictograph’ here of Sharling and Lobsang floating on the internet when you google. Interesting. I guess the Tibetans are not happy with Lobsang Sangay and Sharling who is really outspoken to her own detriment!

  39. Tsering Gonkatsang

    September 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Member of Parliament Tenpa Yarphel is a hero. He is speaking up for free speech and freedom of expression. He is exercising his rights, he is standing up for logical democracy which is the only way forward and not having to contact spirits like Nechung via oracles to make decisions that impact people’s lives. But look how people speak about him in the comments, so rude and nasty. It really represents the Dalai Lama badly as they are supporting Dalai Lama beings so rude:

    They say we need to believe in Nechung and follow what he says. But in 2009 Nechung said the Dalai Lama would go back to Tibet and that everyone would be happy. A monk from Nechung Monastery is the one that told everyone about this: But Nechung was wrong. It has been eight years and this has not happened. The Dalai Lama did not return to Tibet. Nechung being consulted by Tibetan government in exile is backwards. No governments do this in the civilized world.

    When people like Tenpa Yarphel speak up and are real patriots of the Tibetan people, they are attacked by other people. In fact people even protest like this man who shaves his hair: People like these are actually protesting against Tenpa Yarphel’s democratic rights and freedom of speech. Tibetans by criticizing Tenpa Yarphel shows they are far from democracy. Besides many of the other Kagyu leaders such as Drigung Chetsang Rinpoche, Drukchen Rinpoche, Karmapa Thaye Dorje all did not say anything against Tenpa Yarphel that represents the Kagyus.

    Dalai Lama had said that is his minister of cabinet in the government. Even though it is clear that Nechung is unreliable and a spirit, the Dalai Lama continues to rely heavily on Nechung and other oracles who take trance of spirits. He invites Nechung to all his events and allow him to take trance in centre stage always. In fact the Dalai Lama even calls the oracles to his own private bedroom:

    These practices show how Tibetan government is run.

  40. Andrea

    October 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    So sad to read about this… life sacrificed for nothing as no one would do anything about it. Not the Swiss as they can’t afford to entertain the issue. And the CTA which is the party that could possibly do something to stop this from further happening has chosen to keep their mouth shut. In some ways, I can understand a little why these young people have chosen this path. I guess when there is no hope to live, and the frustration of being stuck in a situation could lead someone made a very bad choice. I hope the Tibetan would realise soon that they could never count on CTA to bring them home to Tibet and live like before.

  41. Sharling Tara

    October 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    The Dalai Lama is so old and he can pass anytime. Beijing is waiting for that. Beijing has full control of Tibet and nothing to fear. Dalai Lama and his government negotiates with Beijing or not does not matter. It’s a small matter in fact. Tibet will never have another King so powerful like Dalai Lama and so influential.

    Actually if Lobsang Sangye was smart, he would do his best to negotiate with China for a better deal for autonomy for Tibet while Dalai Lama is alive. With Dalai Lama alive, he will have more weight and backing. So why doesn’t Lobsang Sangye do so? The reason why Lobsang Sangye does not work hard to negotiate with China is because he does not care about the people. If the Dalai Lama dies, he is rich with big houses and he just moves on. He is in his position for the perks and wealth and US Passport which he has now. So why should he worry?


  42. Swiss Tibetan Rangzen

    October 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Sharling Dhardon and Lobsang Sangay are always together. Very close. They launched the book against Dorje Shugden practice together. Together they can authorized the spending of thousands of US dollars for commissioning a book against Dorje Shugden to further isolate and segregate the Tibetans who continue with their faith in Dorje Shugden. They do this to please the Dalai Lama so their money-making posts will be secure. They only want money.

    After the launching of the book against Dorje Shugden practitioners, they went down to Delhi to be at an expensive hotel and delicious five star dinner to enjoy their victory together.

  43. Swiss Tibetan Rangzen

    October 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Sharling Dhardon is rich and carries expensive hand bags while her ‘refugee’ Tibetans sell sweaters on the hot Indian streets.

  44. Tenzin Palljor

    October 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    These three MPs from Dharamsala is well known to get money from China to be part of Tibetan exile government and make trouble for Tibetans. They pretend to be close to Dalai Lama but they are close to China. They are in all Parliament meetings.

  45. Phayul commentator

    October 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar is an MP of the CTA and she should immediatly resign and give honor to the disonorable CTA or Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala. She is an elected official. She should not fight with the tourists and spectators. If she is going to post things about Tibet, she has accept there will be people who do not accept what she is posting and be ready for opposition but not using violence. If the spectator gets violent, then Ms. Lhagyari should immediately go to the police and run from the scene. The police station is very nearby. Do not stand around and have violent interaction with people walking by. It does not look good as an MP of the Tibetan government in exile under the Dalai Lama. MP Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar is a disgrace and should resign.👎


  46. Jamyang Delhi

    October 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Dalai Lama does not want independence for Tibet that’s for sure.

    Rangzen-fighting Tibetans are going against the Dalai Lama. They are hardcore separatists and most likely taking Chinese money to create schism. The attached Times of India article is very clear what the Dalai Lama wants. Rangzen Tibetans and activists are 100% against Dalai Lama and Tibetan nation.

  47. Tashi Delhi

    October 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Dalai Lama does not want independence for Tibet but autonomy and all Rangzen fighting Tibetans are going against the Dalai Lama. They are hardcore separatists and most likely taking Chinese money to create schism. The attached Times of India article is very clear what the Dalai Lama wants. Rangzen Tibetans and activists are 100% against Dalai Lama and Tibetan nation.

  48. Bylakuppe C

    October 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    See this comment on the Youtube video how ungrateful, greedy and nasty Tibetans really are. The Indians are angry and have a right to be angry after hosting the Tibetans for 60 years. Yet instead of being grateful, they lash back. Even calling the Indian students “COMMUNIST CHINA PAID DOGS” and other vulgarities. Very racist.

    Anything Tibetans don’t like, they call you a China spy or China money eating agent. Even the Indian nationals now are berated as China dogs. No wonder Indians are protesting for Tibetans to go back! This is happening while the Dalai Lama is alive for after he passes, it will completely degenerate and the Indians will take action and expel the ungrateful refugees.

  49. Tenzin Peljor

    October 12, 2017 at 5:45 am

    It is clear that Tibetans use India. The Tibetans don’t respect India and are very racist. Indians are tired of this and want them out. Now big protests in the hundreds are happening in Arunachal Pradesh state of India demanding Tibetans go back to Tibet. The people there are tired of the Tibetans and do not welcome them anymore. After 60 years, why are the Tibetans still refugees? If they can go western country, they will go because India is NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE USERS. They put India down. They only stay in India if they cannot go to another country. They never get Indian citizenship because they want foreign citizenship. Shame. In India, the Tibetans never pay taxes. They never join army to defend India. They never build hospitals, half way houses, orphanages or get money from foreign aid to help India. They never build anything for Indians and we have so many poor Indians in India. Look at the foreigner Mother Teresa how much she did for India and she did so much for Indians in Calcutta but Tibetans do nothing. Not a charitable race. Their Dalai Lama never set up orphanages, schools, soup kitchens for the poor or set up scholarship for Indians. He lived in India for 60 years and give nothing back but take and use Indian land. The Tibetans lived in India for 60 years but they contribute nothing to India. Only complain and Indians are now going to speak up. The SUMAA students said the protests against Tibetans are only beginning and there will be more.

    After 60 years how can they still be refugees. They are not genuine refugees. They call themselves refugees and not get Indian passport so their Tibetan ‘government’ in Dharamsala can continue to market them to western countries and Japan to give them money. To get free money. Tibetan leaders love free money. Tibetans have big houses, nice cars and can travel to other countries. The Dalai Lama temples in Dharamsala have gold idols and gold paintings and live in very high luxury. Tibetan leaders already get money in the US billions in aid and yet they never improve. The Tibetans always say they have no opportunities in India. Why they say that? Because they are saying they are too good for India.

    They say they want autonomy with China but they fly the Tibetan flag on Indian soil. If they want autonomy, they should fly the Chinese flag and show China government they are serious to sit and talk. They are always lying. They protest against China on Indian soil making problems between India and China. India is not responsible for Tibetans. Tibetans should not make China India’s enemy. Don’t be selfish. China is not India’s problem. Tibetans should solve the problems themselves.

    Tibetan leaders only want money, money and more free things. They always make segregation among their people due to regional differences and religion. Look how they supress the Dorje Shugden religion and their own Dorje Shugden Tibetans cannot join in their schools or Dalai Lama’s talks and ceremonies. They treat the Dorje Shugden people like the low castes in India. Their Tibetan people cannot stand up on their own become something because their leaders want everything for free. When they go to western countries, they lose their culture, religion and language and pay a heavy price. Their children become more like the adopted country’s culture and people. Their ‘government’ in Dharamsala block them from getting Indian citizenship so they can continue using their fake refugee status to get money from the west. When India is so generous to give them citizenship, their own Tibetan minister in Dharamsala block this.

    Now Indians had enough and want Tibetans to get out and go home!

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 1

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 2

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet:

    Hundreds of Indians want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue:

    Indian SUMAA leaders demanding state government to revoke refugee privileges for Tibetans

    And alternative videos:

    SUMAA students heavily protest

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet:

    Hundreds want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue:

    Heavy protest in the hundreds by Indians for Tibetans to get out of India

  50. J. Ushri

    October 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Pity that another young life is lost due to the wonderful work that CTA is doing. If CTA doesn’t do anything to stop all the self-immolations and suicides, soon there will be no one left for CTA to govern.

    Wake up, CTA! You seriously need to think about your people. How can you allow your people to suffer for your incompetencies and failures?

  51. Lovett

    October 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Within the Tibetan communities in India, there is no free speech and how Tibetans insult each other and would even insult foreigners by calling them Chinese agents just because you speak up and this is suppose to silence you. All of this began with the Tibetan CTA. Nonetheless, there are a handful of Tibetans who had enough and they dare to speak the truth and in this case, Tenpa Yarphel speaks against Nechung and veiled statements about the Shugden ban –
    And then there are people who would oppose his view by shaving his head. Very silly.

  52. celia

    October 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    After so many deaths through the years, isn’t it clear that self-emulation would not spur a change in China about the Tibetan cause? Yet CTA refuses to take a stronger position to curb such grisly suicides when they are clearly in position to do so. In fact, CTA only gave some half-hearted afterthought plea as lip service when more and more people are questioning about CTA’s inaction.

    Goes to show perhaps there is much truth in the allegations that CTA actually condones such growing trend of self-immolations. After all, if CTA truly is financially benefiting through the increased donations from foreign countries and organizations after every case of self-immolation, it is no wonder that CTA won’t call for its cessation.

  53. Michaela Smith

    October 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Real refugees vs. Tibetan ‘refugees’. Should India and other countries continue to help Tibetans, the most prosperous ‘refugees’ on earth?

  54. Lobsang Sangay

    October 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

    There is NO REAL FREEDOM of SPEECH for us Tibetans living under the ruling of the CTA and Dalai Lama. The Tibetan communities in India all sufer this fate and we live in lies and deception of a FAKE DEMOCRACY.

    Just watch how Tibetans insult and backstab each other and would even dare insult people they do not know, calling them Chinese dogs/Chinese spies is the only thing they can say and the label they give you the moment you dare to speak up. This is done to shut you up and to indicate to other Tibetans to attack you because they make you sound like you are a traitor and this is how they get all to turn against you. This is how the Tibetan CTA deals with people they feel threatened. All because of power and position.

    However, there are a few brave Tibetans who basically had enough of their deception and begin to speak up, to tell the truth. A good example is Tenpa Yarphel who bravely stood up and talked about Nechung and the inconsistency and FAILED prophesies… also the ridiculous heavy reliance on him for everything. Where on earth do you ever see any government relying on “mystical Gods” to help them make state decisions? Even if they did, they would not dare tell anyone because this is 2017 not the medieval times. Just watch –

    Then you have the small-minded, sheep like followers, shaving their hair – like WOW big deal, to protest against Tenpa Yarphel. Lololol

  55. Lhakpa

    October 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Chokyong Nechung is wrong! Nechung in this video said that Dalai Lama is going back to China and that was five years ago? What happened? Why are we even listening to him ever again. He always make mistakes. 😱


  56. Jamyang

    October 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Question to Tibetan exile government, Central Tibetan Administration – CTA: Hey this Geshe Dorje interprets Nechung’s prophecy saying the Dalai Lama will go back to Tibet five years ago, but look, Dalai Lama still cannot go back. Watch…

    Not only that, there is still NO sign of even creating a good relationship for a chance to go back! So we are all stuck and still nowhere near going back to Tibet. So why on earth are we still listening to this spirit Nechung who always makes mistakes and give wrong prophecies? Nechung even killed the 13th Dalai Lama by giving him the wrong medicine. So WHY are we still listening to him for? Why are we Buddhist following what a spirit says? If we can follow Nechung spirit so why condemn Dogyal? This is weird and wrong!

  57. Pema Schneider

    October 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Lobsang Sangay at Golden Jubilee Celebration of Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamsala:

    Losang Sangay said recently (October, 2017) in Dharamsala that Tibetans have two enemies: the outer and the inner enemy. The outer enemies are the Chinese government and Dorje Shugden people. The inner enemy is people who speak against about our Tibetan affairs like regional differences and religious differences. (He didn’t say this directly but he means people like Tenpa Yarphel who spoke up in the Parliament) He said out of the two enemies, the worse one is inner enemies.

    Now the Tibetans have started a new Facebook page specifically against Tenpa Yarphel. Tibetans are protesting against him:

    And there is a video of Tibetans with Tenpa Yarphel’s name on the paper against him and asking him to resign:

  58. Matteo

    October 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a a dedicated advocate for the principles of democracy. In September this year, Tibetans in India celebrates the 57th anniversary of the establishment of the democratic path in the running of the Tibetan people’s political system. Sadly, it’s all lip service.

    Look at the recent incident of MP Tenpa Yarphel speaking up. Tenpa Yarphel has the right to speak and express his opinion, especially because he is a representative of the people, a Member of Parliament. He was criticised for issueing irresponsible statements, watch this video here:

    What is absurd is that there are even people protesting against his opinion, and shaving their hair in protest:

    Tenpa Yarphel was accused of being sectarian, but the truth is that because of Nechung, Dorje Shugden practitioners were segregated, discriminated and ostracised from the Tibetan community in general all around the world. I believe this MP is sick of seeing the separation and had to speak up for the unity of the Tibetan people in exile. What do you think?

  59. Lukar Jam supporter

    October 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Nechung oracle is not reliable. This is from history.

    He didn’t help when british invade tibet in 1904. he gave wrong medicine to 13th dalai lama which caused His holiness’s death. he said in the past Tibetans going back to Tibet. In 2009, this Geshe Dorje read out what Nechung oracle said. How many years passed, negotiation talk never resume after Lobsang Sangay become Sikyong.

    Why we still believe Nechung?

  60. Tashi, Delhi

    October 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

    What is the CTA for a club? Going around pretending to be a democracy and only because of HH Dalai Lama they can make some foreign people believe it but it seems that karma is coming back.

    The CTA is suppressing their own people and having a good life with the money originally meant for the Tibetan people. On top, their elections are a farce!

    Listen here to Tenpa Yarphel who questions about the reliance of the Tibetan Government to Nechung, an oracle, which is understandable already but on top Nechung’s predictions seem to create more problems than anything else.

    What happens to Tenpa Yarphel now that he speaks up? Tibetans have started a Facebook page against Tenpa Yarphel and protest against him: They even ask Tenpa Yarphel to resign:

    So much for the “Democratic” Tibetan Government!!

  61. ashrao

    October 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Unfortunately, the dream of Tibetan democracy is nothing but that. Look at this brave Tenpa Yarphel speaking up against the spirit Nechung ( He brings up a good point, the Tibetans rely more on a spirit than they do on democratic principles and their own intelligence and care for their own people.

    But these Tibetans themselves are so enamored with the spirit that they protest against Tenpa Yarphel, lame protests, but protests nonetheless, like this man who cut off his hair ( I really don’t understand how this is a protest, but each to their own I guess.

    Personally, I don’t really think much of the Tibetans who follow their lame government. I’ve seen first-hand just how much the average Tibetan suffers under their current leadership and this just goes to show that their government is ineffective and schismatic. But one thing about this whole situation is somewhat promising, there is a silver lining, and that is the point was raised by a Tibetan MP within their parliament. He wouldn’t have done so if other people in the Tibetan community did not feel the same way. It is time for Tibetan to free themselves of a superstitious, money-grabbing, self-serving, and impotent government.

  62. Dawa Lhamo

    October 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Tibetan government are useless, they rely on Nechung

    Any you know what, their supporters even cut their hair off because they don’t agree with MP. This guy funny.

    What this going to change?

  63. ashrao

    October 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    The Tibetan government keep relying on Nechung for everything, though all his predictions and advice cause more damage than harm. Is it even wise to follow his advice, I mean he was wrong about His Holiness the Dalai Lama returning to Tibet in five years

    That was in 2009, we are now in 2017, which was 8 years ago. Is his advice really trust worthy? I wonder why the Tibetan government even continue to listen to him. Perhaps they get something out of it?

  64. Tashi Gonkatsang

    October 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This ashrao posted this video:

    What he said is true. I couldn’t believe it at first, because I never heard my parents or relatives tell much such things before. But when I asked my uncle who is a monk, he told me it is true. He said that Nechung gave bad advice and has continued to give bad advice. My uncle said that even many of the monks and high lamas don’t even believe in anything Nechung says. Better to say no rather than listening to his advice from now on. My parents were shocked. They used to go and see Nechung oracle when they were in India, but luckily I was able to move them to the USA. Now we better off. I can’t believe that the government still listen to the Nechung.

  65. Hi I'm Lobsang Sangye I'm a liar

    October 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    It’s quite refreshing to have someone from the parliament speaking up and raising questions about the unjustness that’s been happening within its own “government”. Tenpa Yarphel is extremely brave to speak up like that, Tibetans HAVE TO WATCH IT! 👍

    1. Tibetan shaves off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel 2017 Sept

    2. Tibetan Parliament member representing Kagyu School Ven. Tenpa Yarphel speaks against Nechung

    Then of course, we have some intelligent individuals such as Geshe Dorje himself, who just wants attention, talks big but does nothing else 🙄 :

  66. TseringD, Delhi

    October 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Nechung is ZUMA 👎 before I m think he is one of d best when I m watch dis video By Geshe Dorjee la but now I m think is not d truth n he is lie to Tibet people we r not back to Tibet yt Chithue Tenpa Yarphel la tq for talk about truth of Nechung . I m watch to this video many time la n after I hear you talk I m not belief to Nechung

  67. Why CTA Why

    October 30, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Watch Geshe Dorje who interprets Nechung’s prophecies!

    After the Nechung oracle takes trance, his answers are interpreted and explained by Geshe Dorje, a Buddhist master from Nechung Monastery.

    The video from 2009 proves that Nechung is wrong again! Who would rely on Nechung when all prophecies are wrong?? Someone with a hidden agenda maybe?!!

  68. Michaela Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 7:19 am

    When will the Tibetan government in exile come to their senses? Nechung’s advices are unreliable !!!

  69. Namdrol

    October 30, 2017 at 7:53 am

    MP Tenpa Yarphel is very brave to questioned the validity and accuracy of the spirit Nechung who the Dalai Lama always consulted, apparently Nechung has been giving highly inaccurate prophecies, but people still keep using him because Dalai Lama keeps using him and nobody dare to say otherwise, although Nechung is full of mistake, no wonder Tibetans did not get back their country even after 60 years:

    Look at this guy’s way of protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel and you know why the Tibetans will never get back their country:

  70. Amber Sonam

    October 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

    MP Tenpa Yarphel is brave enough to speak up! CTA sure has a lot of dodgy business going on even it’s own MP cannot keep quiet anymore. Watch what is being said here

    Yet, those in denial continue to support the corruptions within the CTA by shaving off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel

    He is also supported by Geshe Dorje himself who is riding on the Nechung issue giving no concrete proof as usual

  71. Michaela Smith

    October 30, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I would like to share with you about this courageous Tibetan parliament MP member who is speaking up against Nechung. He received a lot of backlash due to his bravery, but I hope it won’t deter him to speak up in the future. There are many people who actually agree with him

    1. Tibetan Parliament member representing Kagyu School, speak up about Nechung

    2. Tibetan shaves off his hair in protest against MP Tenpa Yarphel 2017 Sept

  72. Utsang Victory

    November 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    See what Sikyong did this time in Dharamsala!

    Dharamshala Tibetan Settlement Officer appeals for peace
    By Lobsang Wangyal
    McLEOD GANJ, India, 14 November 2017

    Sensing the momentum gathering around a mass demonstration in Dharamshala against Kashag’s continuous silence over its decision to sack Penpa Tsering as the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America, the Tibetan Settlement Officer in Dharamshala has issued an appeal to the people to maintain peace and harmony.

    Calls for a demonstration were made after the Kashag (Cabinet of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) ) refused to divulge details of the reason for expelling Representative Penpa Tsering.

    Kashag issued an announcement about the termination of Penpa Tsering’s duties through their website on 7 November, stating that he will end his duty on 30 November, and the current CTA Education Minister Ngodup Tsering will replace him.

    The Kashag stated “dereliction of duty” as the reason, and said that three warnings had been served, but that Penpa Tsering didn’t show any improvement in his conduct.

    The actual nature of the warnings was also not clear when the officiating President of the CTA convened a press conference on 9 November.

    Penpa Tsering on the other hand denied any wrongdoing.

    Settlement Officer Dawa Rinchen said in his appeal message that since Dharamshala being the seat of the Dalai Lama and of the Central Tibetan Administration, he urged people to respect the sanctity of the place.

    Speaking to Tibet Sun, Rinchen said that he envisaged a demonstration on the 27th of this month, but couldn’t have any estimate of its size.

    The 27th came to be the date for demonstration after an activist in NYC suggested it through his article published on Tibet Sun.

    He said, ”There’s so much talk and discussion about the issue and preparations for the protest. Many people are seen registering and others giving donations towards this event.”

    President of CTA Lobsang Sangay, who is on a European tour, spoke on 13 November about the issue in Norway, but he also refused to give details as to why Penpa Tsering was suspended.

    He said that it is the prerogative of the Kashag to appoint and terminate representatives and staff members of CTA. Kashag is not required to explain the reasons for their termination.

    Some Tibetans in the United States are saying they would stop paying the annual tax to CTA (record maintained through the “Green Book”), and people in New York are calling for a boycott of an event in New York on 10 December, the Tibetan Rally for Peace and Non-violence, which is to be attended by CTA President Lobsang Sangay and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel. It is to be held at United Nations Plaza, led by North American Chithues and is organised by North American Tibetan Associations.

    However, Penpa Tsering has appealed in a video message to people in New York City and nearby areas to attend the event.



    Tibetan unity in peril: Call for massive street protest in Dharamshala
    By Mila Rangzen
    NEW YORK CITY, US, 11 November 2017

    Like most Tibetans, including those who voted for Sikyong Lobsang Sangay in the 2016 election, I am shocked by what Sikyong Lobsang Sangay did to former speaker Penpa Tsering — the Dalai Lama’s Chief Representative posted in Washington DC. He fired Penpa Tsering a few days ago for no reason other than political revenge.

    Penpa Tsering was Lobsang Sangay’s opponent in the 2016 Sikyong election, and a tough one at that. Penpa Tsering is the only Tibetan statesman who can stand up to Lobsang Sangay and speak the truth to his face for the good of our cause and our community as a whole.

    Stand up he did, in and outside the Parliament. With humility but firmly. Roughly twenty-eight thousand Tibetans in our small exile community voted for him.

    Recognizing Penpa Tsering’s capability, experience, and integrity, the Dalai Lama’s private office recommended Penpa Tsering as the right man for the Representative job. Sikyong had no choice but to relent. Also, to appear to be burying the election grudge and the regional hatchet, that was the best bet he had. No need to point out that Lobsang Sangay is a Khampa man and Penpa Tsering is an Amdo/U-Tsang man. Track the source of the conflict. It will help the reader understand the Tibetan domestic politics. To turn a blind eye because it makes you feel uncomfortable is, in fact, an endorsement for negative regionalism to continue.

    When the media asked for elaboration on why Sikyong fired him, the response from him and his subordinates was shocking. Sikyong, laughing sarcastically, avoided the question by telling the media to talk to the Cabinet Secretary. The secretary simply said Sikyong fired him because it is in his power to do so according to the exile charter. No specific reason was given.

    The Deputy Sikyong Youthok Karma Gelek responded, at an only 10-minute-long press conference, by saying that Sikyong had served three warning notices to Penpa Tsering to mend his ways in the past one year and that he was not respecting Sikyong. When pressed for what precisely wrong did Penpa Tsering do, Youthok became overbearing and left.

    CTA, where is the transparency?

    The Dalai Lama publicly rebuked both the candidates in Dharamshala in April 2016 for stirring regional tensions among the Tibetan community during the election. Both the candidates publicly apologized. And so, we believed the matter got settled there and then. Sangay even delivered tons of speeches on the importance of Tibetan unity.

    But to our dismay, Lobsang Sangay proved us wrong. The man is still in the election campaign mode despite being in office again for almost two years. This firing on unfounded grounds is an attempt to tarnish the image and reputation of Penpa Tsering. How vindictive can Sikyong get? This is absolutely unacceptable, and it also goes against the very teaching of the Dalai Lama.

    Penpa Tsering said on Voice of America that he was served only one warning notice, and that too without any explanation. Sikyong also denied Penpa Tsering his right to explain his position. Sangay revealed his actual colours. Also, the removal of Penpa Tsering from the office is a slap in Dalai Lama’s face, and a kick to the rear of the twenty-eight thousand Amdos and U-Tsangs who voted for him.

    What can we do now?
    When we think an issue is this important, we are left with no choice but a massive protest. Protesting can help raise public awareness and prevent a cheap political vendetta that can ruin the Tibetan unity thus far achieved.

    I call for the Tibetans to come out in thousands at Gangkyi on 27 November 2017 at 10 am sharp, and do the following.

    Picket by holding up large signs at the Cabinet building and demand detailed explanation for the firing of Penpa Tsering. Gather first at McLeod Ganj and march to Gangkyi, demanding the reinstatement of Penpa Tsering to the office. Hold a vigil at night in memory of Penpa Tsering’s dedication and service to our community. Do sit-ins at the Cabinet building lobby until the demand is met. Resist threats and violence with resolute non-violent action. Be the peace warriors!

    Organise a core group of U-Tsang Association and Amdo Association if the Cholsum Association fails to do so. Assign roles to members pertaining to media coverage, permits, equipment, safety, transport, signs, and placards.

    Gather as many people as you can to help out on the day. Remember to contact them the night before to remind them about the protest. Put the word out through emails, posters and flyers, local media, social media, word of mouth, and any other way you can.

    Organise speakers for they can inspire and educate the Tibetan public, but keep the speeches short and powerful.

    Thunder into the streets! Pound sense into the head of Sikyong! Lead by example, not by ego!


  73. J. Norbu

    November 17, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Good job Sikyong & CTA for pissing more people👎👎👎

    Growing public anger as Kashag reluctant to give clear statement on NA Rep. row

    [Thursday, November 16, 2017 21:19]
    By Tenzin Dharpo

    DHARAMSHALA, Nov. 16: Following the announcement to relieve North America CTA mission representative and former Speaker Penpa Tsering from his position on Nov. 7, there has been a general sense of dissatisfaction among sections of the community with some even suggesting protests and boycott of events where President Sangay is scheduled to attend.

    While the Kashag asserts that the issue was handled as per the binding rules and with rightful authority, the handling of the situation, many say, has rolled back on President Sangay’s campaign claims of transparency and unity. An official announcement and a press briefing by Kashag have not mentioned a clear reason for Penpa’s ousting other than vague reference to dereliction in his role there and hints at insubordination.

    Officiating President Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok told the media last week that the Kashag need not give a clarification over the transfer or firing of any staff and that the issue is an “internal matter”.

    The growing impasse between the public and Kashag’s (cabinet) reluctance to give a clear explanation over the cause of Penpa’s ousting has escalated over the last week. A New York based individual going by the name of Mila Rangzen has called for a non-violent mass protest at the end of the month here in Dharamshala, prompting the settlement officer here to issue a public appeal, urging peace and order in the community.

    Dharamshala settlement officer Dawa Rinchen told Phayul, “While I have no knowledge of when and how many people are going to hold a protest, my prerogative is to avoid any incidents here in Dharamshala where His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides where the CTA is based and subsequently where the eyes of the international community is transfixed on. Hence I appealed the public to maintain peace here.”

    Sporadic posts and videos on social media sites such as Facebook and WeChat expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the situation calling for a transparent approach to the matter by President Sangay led Kashag. A Tibetan nitezen Tsering Chomphel wrote on Facebook, “I personally think transparency is the first rung of so called democracy ladder. In today’s world, we cannot and should not trust any individual or group blindly. If PT is innocent this time, he needs to speak out. It’s not about PT or Kashag. It’s about peoples trust. People will surely lose trust and interest in our politics if things are not made clear this time.”

    Tsering Samdup, a Tibetan sweater seller, said that it would be inappropriate if the Kashag issues a clarification simply because some section of the community demands it. “The concerned individual here is Penpa Tsering and if he denies Kashag’s decision and seeks clarification then Kashag might be obliged to give one. Otherwise, there is no need to clarify.”

    Another nitezen opined that three advisory letter/directives were enough caution by the Kashag. Tenzin Kunkyab wrote, “He got fired after three written warning (three yellow cards) after that they pulled red card, I don’t see any wrong with that unless PT himself have some explanation.” Penpa Tsering however claimed he only received one letter prior to his termination letter and has maintained he is not at fault.

    Some people have even called for more dramatic action to boycott the ‘Solidarity with Tibet rally for peace and non-violence’ on 10th December in New York where President Sangay is scheduled to attend. Penpa Tsering, the outgoing representative urged Tibetans in North America to participate in the event with the broader sense of the Tibetan issue at mind and not divisive politics.

    Meanwhile the Tibetan President who is currently on an official visit to northern Europe indicated that the Kashag might not budge and give a clear-cut answer on the issue. He said that Penpa Tsering has accepted the Kashag’s decision to remove him from the Washington office and his cabinet’s decision to remove and appoint liaison officers abruptly, is neither unprecedented nor illegal.

    The NA office remains the most crucial position in the hierarchy of outposts of the Tibetan polity. The new man in that seat, Education minister Ngodup Tsering today said he has gotten the blessing of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his new role in Washington.



    Citing Fatigue, Dalai Lama Appoints Personal Emissaries

    November 16, 2017 12:29 PM
    Yeshi Dorje

    The Dalai Lama says he has appointed emissaries to attend international engagements or speak on his behalf indefinitely.

    Citing increasing physical fatigue, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader made the comments while meeting with a group of international youth leaders brought to Dharmsala, India, by the Washington-based Institute of Peace.

    “I’m 82 years old, and since last year [my] feeling of tiredness has been much increased,” he told the group during video-recorded meetings last week.

    Because he may not be able to maintain a regular international travel schedule, he said, the president of Tibet’s current government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, along with prominent Buddhist scholar and former prime minister in exile, Samdong Rinpoche, would act as his official emissaries.

    These “trusted friends, they know my thinking,” he said. “Our work, continuously, should be more active [and internationally engaged], so in these two persons,” he said, pointing to Lobsang and Samdong, “I have full trust.”

    Looking to the dialogue moderator, USIP President Nancy Lindborg, the Dalai Lama said: “If your side … or your government’s side” has concerns, “then these two persons, either one, can participate as my representative or my personal emissary.”

    Penpa Tsering, representative for the Office of Tibet in Washington, which represents the Tibetan government-in-exile, downplayed the significance of the Dalai Lama’s statement.

    “I think this was more of a general statement,” he told VOA. “His holiness is sometimes too tired to travel, and his April visit to the United States has been suspended indefinitely, but he will continue to travel in India, and Europe is only a seven hour flight.”

    Adding that Lobsang’s presidential term is limited to five years, and the fact that Samdong has long served as a kind of unofficial deputy to the Dalai Lama, he said the November 6 comments do not represent a major diversion or change in Dharmsala’s official representation on the world stage.

    However, Carole McGranahan, a University of Colorado anthropologist and historian of Tibet, says although prioritizing the Dalai Lama’s health requires a reduction in his international travel schedule, his physical absence from global engagements cannot be substituted via proxy.

    “So much of the goodwill and attention Tibet receives in the world is due to his holiness, and specifically due to his personal interactions with world leaders and with the large audiences he draws around the world. His deep wisdom, his humor and charisma, his serious attention to pressing world issues, and, of course, his model of compassion and leadership, make a deep impression on people,” she told VOA’s Tibetan Service via email.

    “For so much of the world, the Dalai Lama is the symbol of Tibet. Will his trusted emissaries be able to achieve the same effects? Of course not, as no one can truly stand in for the Dalai Lama,” she wrote. “They will be able to represent him, but no one can embody the message of Tibet as he does. His holiness’s stepping back from international travel will signal a new era of Tibetan diplomacy in the world.”

    Robert Barnett, director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program at Columbia University, says the decision may be a signal to Beijing.

    “Of course, there’s always the possibility that this move is intended as a post-19th Party Congress signal to Beijing of increased openness to a resumption of talks, or possibly even a response to a request from there,” he said. “It certainly should make Zhang Yijiong happier,” he added, referring to Communist Party’s Tibet working group chief, who told reporters on the sidelines of a party congress that there could be no excuses to meeting the Dalai Lama.

    “Except that it seems unlikely that warhorses of that type can ever be appeased,” Barnett said.

    In the United States, a California-based Tibetan monk named Tenzin Dhonden, who chairs the non-profit Friends of the Dalai Lama and was secretary of the Dalai Lama Trust, a charitable organization chaired by the Dalai Lama, has acted as a gatekeeper between the Dalai Lama and American philanthropists, scholars, celebrities and donors.

    Late last month, Dhonden, who falsely named himself Personal Emissary of Peace for the Dalai Lama in 2005, was suspended from the trust over corruption allegations.

    This story originated in VOA’s Tibetan Service. Pete Cobus contributed original reporting.


  74. Ngawang Wangchuk

    November 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    China knows how welcome President Trump

    On the other hand, the CTA

  75. Ngodup Tsering

    November 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Now there is a big problem because of Sikyong. Penpa Tsering sacked and reasons given was not really fair. Tibetans around the world are unhappy with this because it makes CTA look very bad. See this that is shared on WeChat.

  76. Lobsang Tsering

    November 23, 2017 at 9:28 am

    “We respected them for their courage, straightforwardness, decisiveness, resoluteness and the help they render to their tribe. But what have we got back? Nothing but negative regionalism, intimidation, hatred, jealousy, bullying, exploitation, discrimination, insults, death threats, and assaults. Nothing but attacks after attacks!”


    NOVEMBER 22, 2017 (WILD JEPA)

    This is Tibetan domestic politics, not Tibet-China politics. So, keep the debate in context.

    Their modus operandi in silencing us is this:

    (1) Your criticism will create division within our community along regional lines. But when Khampas do it, either people claim it as their fundamental rights, or they will just ignore it. Shugden activists (99% are Khampas) talked shit about the Dalai Lama and CTA on youtube for years, and nobody lifted even a finger. Why this double standard? Why is it wrong for a non-Khampa Tibetan— who has not sold his soul to the Chinese— to blow a whistle?

    (2) This “division” will upset the Dalai Lama, and he will not live long. If something happens to him, then you are responsible. Don’t do it near the CTA and HH. You are a Shugden follower.

    (3) Such criticism will make our enemy glad and our brethren sad. Why are we doing this to ourselves?

    (4) We are an exile community and not an independent country so don’t copy the West. Shame on you!

    (5) If you want to criticize, do so to the Chinese. When you do, they tell you to do the Middle Way, not the Rangzen way!

    (6) Your freedom of speech hurts our unity. Stop comparing our society to others because we are refugees.

    (7) Your freedom of thought is disturbing the minds of our people and the peace in our community.

    (8) Your freedom of expression is a bad example to the Tibetan youth.

    (9) Freedom of speech has limits. Why are you doing the work of Chinese–our enemy? You are one brainwashed idiot.

    (10) You are hurting the Tibetan cause.

    (11) You are anti-Dalai Lama, anti-CTA, anti-Tibetan, anti-Gaden Phodrang, un-Tibetan, un-Buddhist, CCP agent

    (12) If you want to protest, then go to the Chinese embassy.

    (13) One scare tactic they use quite successfully is “The ghosts of regionalism from the 60s up to 90s will revisit our small community and the Dalai Lama will be upset.

    Bottom line is STF! Follow the Chota Supreme Leader! Follow him blindly!

    Their objective is to create fear, guilt, and shame in you, so you get paralyzed even to react, and that’s when they gain total control over you with ease. Our job is not to behave slavishly. No response can be more fitting than this! Their deflection tactic for criticism will fail!

    Anytime you criticize a Utsang leader, Khampas will tell you ” You are an honest upfront brave man!” But when you criticize a Khampa leader they will tell you,” I thought you were brave and honest, but you are not! You are rude! You are regional!

    Dear U-Tsangs, I understand it is not easy for you to come out of your deep slumber. For centuries, we practiced pacifism after having been inspired by Buddhism. But the price we pay for pacifism and meekness is the erosion of our pride, courage, unity, and determination. It is psychologically harmful to our children. No more nyamchung crap!

    Sing this new prayer with the same Tsemay younten tune, and you will get the message.

    Tsemay younten gyatsoe pel nga shing

    Nyamchung go la dho tar shak sha rey

    Jigten dodhang dhinday yin na

    Dhue nam yang khur thuppa mindhuk !

    When my nine-year-old son Gyakhab Rangzen asked me one day out of the blue “Daddy, why are our U-Tsang people so meek? “

    At first, I was taken aback at his observation. Regaining my composure, I told him “Son, we are not cowards. We had a central government, and so we abandoned tribalism for unity long ago. We are used to peace for long, and hence we forgot the art of war. And to protect our skin, we now do become selfish not realizing that it is harder to break a dozen arrows than one. Remember, we U-Tsangs once unified the whole of Tibet and conquered distant lands through war. We were warriors once. History is the witness. We can be warriors again”.

    He hugged me with his chest puffed up with pride and confidence. I will never forget that day because I was the happiest daddy and he was the proudest son in the whole world, and we both are hardcore U-Tsangs.

    Yes, in pacifism, we become rats. And when the rats get disoriented with fear they will attack the victim, not the perpetrator because it is safe and comfortable. We allow Khampas to use U-Tsangs to attack our own. Remember Yapchen Passang Tsewang attacked our hero Dawa Tsering with false allegations. Who can forget it?

    Tenpa Yarphel and his ilk bullied him for fifteen years over the Yongling school despite losing the battle legally many times. They also brought up false murder allegations against Penpa Tsering to bring him down to ensure the victory of their root guru Lobsang Sangay. What U-Tsang attacked Khampas so mercilessly with such hate and jealousy raging in their eyes in the past six decades? None.

    We respected them for their courage, straightforwardness, decisiveness, resoluteness and the help they render to their tribe. But what have we got back? Nothing but negative regionalism, intimidation, hatred, jealousy, bullying, exploitation, discrimination, insults, death threats, and assaults. Nothing but attacks after attacks!

    Now we begin to witness our patience has both depth and limit. Always remember, when a Khampa hurls outrageous allegations on a U-Tsang, our leadership is silent. But when a U-Tsang fights back, the administration goes reciting the mantra,

    “Om, Unity! Unity! Unity!”

    Call me names or do what you can, I will not budge an inch so should you not. Let the sky fall; I don’t give a damn. If regionalism and disunity are suffering–let both, not one–suffer!

    I will never ever abandon the death-bed advice that my father gave me long ago, “Even if you are reduced to a life of slums and misery, never sell your soul to the Red China who is responsible for the loss of our country and our dignity. Fight if you can as a Tibetan for nothing less than total independence. But if Khampa regionalism urinates on the head of U-Tsangs, then you should stand up first and fight as a hardcore U-Tsang! And lead others by example. When in international politics, play your Tibetan role: When in Tibetan domestic politics, play your U-Tsang role. ”

    Vow not to shove shit in to the mouth of a U-Tsang who served you butter and honey!

    Vow not to kiss the ass of a Khampa who urinated on your head!

    If you stick to these two vows then you are a U-Tsang who will earn the respect and votes of all other U-Tsangs.

    Don’t forget November 27, 2017 Monday 10 am sharp!

    Blast the Kashag building with slogans !

    P.S. If you know of corruption or injustice at high levels and if you have facts, evidence, photos, audio, videos, contact me–the Tibetan WikiLeaks at [email protected]

  77. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    The Dalai Lama said that he cannot change his religion to enter into the Hindu temple. He wants to visit the Hindu temple, but he cannot change his religion. Only those of Hindu faith can enter this temple. He tried to enter by saying indirectly make an exception. But the Hindu priest said no. Even for the Dalai Lama, a big celebrity, the rules cannot be changed. It would have been nice if the priest did change the rules because the temple is to be visited by all and blessings are for everyone.

    Similarly, Dorje Shugden people cannot change their religion so they cannot enter the Dalai Lama’s temple. So the situation is exactly the same. It would be nice if the Dalai Lama himself can change his rules too.

    Ngodup Tsering

    Dalai: Why Puri temple doors shut for non-Hindus?
    Minati Singha| TNN | Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 02:35 IST
    BHUBANESWAR: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday questioned the practice of not allowing non-Hindus inside the Puri Jagannath Temple premises while criticising the Christian missionaries for trying to convert people of other faiths.
    “During my last visit to Odisha in 2010, I wished to go to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. I have a practice of visiting holy places wherever I go. I go to local places of worship like churches, gurdwaras, Hindu temples, Buddhist temples and mosques. I have made pilgrimages to Jerusalem (the holy city of the Jewish), the Syrian Christian Church and the Muslim sacred rock,” the Dalai Lama told TOI in an interview on Tuesday. He was responding to a question on the state’s unique Jagannath culture.
    The Dalai Lama, who is here on a two-day visit, said he cannot change his religion to enter the Jagannath Temple. “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Nobel laureate.
    The Dalai Lama also questioned conversions by Christian missionaries. “I never say Buddhism is the best religion. I never try to promote it in non-Buddhist countries and in Christian countries like Europe and America. I admire Christian brothers and sisters but don’t like it when they try to convert people. Being secular, like India, is a very practical and wonderful approach,” he said.
    Reacting to the Dalai Lama’s comment, Jagannath Temple priests said not allowing non-Hindus inside t is an age-old tradition. “Non-Hindus have not been allowed into the temple for centuries and the rule cannot be changed,” said Ramkrushna Das Mohapatra, president of the Daita Pati Nijog (an association of priests).

  78. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Picture caption:

    Sign in Sarnath that barred Shugden practitioners from a Gelug Monastery

    What the Dalai Lama said:

    “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Dalai Lama ~ ya we knew that long ago

  79. Ngodup Tsering

    November 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Picture caption:

    A Gelug monastery in Sarnath bans Shugden practitioners from their monastery and teachings

    What the Dalai Lama said:

    “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Dalai Lama ~ ya we knew that long ago”

  80. Tsering

    March 3, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Comic drawn by Tendor, a prominent Free Tibet activist.

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