dharamsala

Exiled Tibetans re-elected Lobsang Sangay as their political leader last month.
Two years ago, on a cold winter day, I went to protest in a demonstration. I went to protest to protect the (human) rights of refugees in the Netherlands.
Dharamsala, India, where I worked with In the summer of 2013, I worked at the Tibetan Women's Association, an organization
This is how we begin each class: A friend and I arrive to a line of shoes outside the doorway of a classroom in Tibet World, a non-profit volunteer organization in McLeod Ganj, India.
Pauline MacDonald has done what few writers working in the area of Tibet could, or would, do. She has written about something other than the 'Issue Central' -- the impact of China's hardline policies in Tibet.
Story continues after slideshow: Today the Buddhist nuns are able to run their own nunneries through sponsorship and income
Most don't know much about Tibet, a vast land of some of the highest peaks and widest deserts. The self-immolations are the hidden pain -- the ugly backstory -- that nobody wants to explicitly address.
Adding a new dimension to McLeod Ganj's already considerable reputation as a quirky, cosmopolitan town populated by a mix of local Gaddis, Tibetan refugees, foreign expatriates and travelers from around the world, the Dharamshala International Film Festival aims to establish a one-of-a-kind film festival, an intimate and exciting event in an unusual and beautiful setting where filmmakers and film-lovers can interact in an informal yet meaningful way and where local audiences can have the opportunity to watch some of the finest films being made in the world today.
Addressing his supporters on Thursday (Feb. 3) for the first time since the raid, the Karmapa Lama called allegations that
His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls Dharamsala home. It isn't the "rooftop of the world" that Tibet is. But, you could've fooled me.