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  Tibetan Mass Movement - TYC
Although the Tibetan people did not agree to the terms of the agreement, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, saw the agreement as a necessary compromise to reconcile with the PRC government in order to avoid continued violence.
The failure of these demonstrations to achieve all of their goals is due in large part to the lack of voluntary participation by the Tibetan people on a massive scale.
Thus, as the Tibetan nation is on the verge of extinction and Tibetans everywhere face many hardships, it is time for all Tibetans to come together and participate in a massive public movement in order to bring the Tibetan struggle to a new level.
www.tibetanyouthcongress.org /mass_movement.html   (1346 words)

  Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
The Tibetan furred robe is very bulky and said to have enough room to accommodate a five or six-year old child in winter.
Tibetan people like to be richly bejewelled, and regard dress and adornment as the symbol of wealth and beauty.
Tibetan people make lavish use of the colours red, yellow, orange, blue, and dark green for articles of personal adornment, which also reflects the Buddhist influence, as Sakyamuni wears a yellow kasaya, Guru Rinpoche wears a red hat, and Master Tsongkhapa wears a yellow hat.
www.tibetanarts.org /craft_costume.html   (1214 words)

  Tibetan people Summary
Tibetans tend to be instantly recognizable, with a traditional coat, or chuba, for the men and an apron in three vertical sections of colorful horizontal stripes for the women.
Tibetan lamas, both Buddhist and Bön, play a major role in the lives of the Tibetan people, conducting religious ceremonies and taking care of the monasteries.
Tibetan art is deeply religious in nature, from the exquisitely detailed statues found in Gompas to wooden carvings and the intricate designs of the Thangka paintings.
www.bookrags.com /Tibetan_people   (2833 words)

  Tibetan people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tibetans traditionally explain their own origins as rooted in the marriage of the bodhisattva Chenrezig and a mountain ogress.
Tibetan art is deeply religious in nature, from the exquisitely detailed statues found in Gompas to wooden carvings and the intricate designs of the Thangka paintings.
Tibetan opera was founded in the 14th century by Thangthong Gyalpo, a lama and a bridge builder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tibetan_people   (2433 words)

 Artistic performance and the Tibetan Buddhist peacemaking culture--Cristina Garcia Colina
However, it is not just that Tibetan people believe they are interconnected as a group and to their land; the concept of interconnectedness includes all the sentient beings and all the realms of existence.
The Tibetan Buddhist ideology and religion that was studied in the monasteries was simultaneously spread to the people of Tibet.
Tibetan Buddhist people have made enormous efforts to preserve their philosophy and find the places where their artistic expressions are welcomed, valued, and understood in the Western world.
gseweb.harvard.edu /~t656_web/peace/Articles_Spring_2004/Colina_Cristina_Tibetan_Buddhist_Peacemaking.htm   (4477 words)

 frontline: dreams of tibet: understanding tibetan buddhism: introduction
Tibetan Buddhism has no gods in the Western sense of the term-the deities of Tibetan Buddhism are buddhas, literally "awakened ones," who in past lives were ordinary people, but who have transcended the ordinary through their meditations and realizations.
When Tibetans chant a mantra associated with a particular buddha, they are not simply asking for the blessings and aid of the buddha-the final goal of the practice is to become buddhas themselves, since buddhas are sentient beings who have actualized the highest potential that we all possess.
Tibetan Buddhism is a multilayered tapestry comprised of many different strands, and anyone hoping to write an introduction to this system is faced with the daunting task of sorting through centuries of history, huge amounts of textual material, and multiple lineages of teaching and practice.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tibet/understand/intro.html   (2067 words)

 People's Daily Online The Tibetan ethnic minority
The Tibetan sheep, goat, yak and pien cattle are native to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The Tibetan language has three major forms of expression: the most respectful, the respectful and the everyday speech, to be used respectively to one's superiors, one's peers and one's inferiors.
The State Council, acting upon the request of the Tibetan people and patriots in the upper strata, disbanded the Tibet local government (Kasha) and empowered the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region to exercise the functions and powers of the local government.
english.people.com.cn /data/minorities/Tibetan.html   (6579 words)

 Tibetan People: Language
Tibetan language, Tibetic (or Bodic) language belonging to the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan language family; it is spoken in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and in parts of northern India (including Sikkim).
Tibetan is written in a very conservative script of Indian origin, its present form having been used since the 9th century.
Tibetan is written in a script derived from that of Indian Gupta in about AD 600.
library.thinkquest.org /26470/language.htm   (1276 words)

Tibetan is a member of the Tibeto-Burmese branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Tibetan is spoken by approximately 5.5 million people in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Qinghai, Sichuan, and Gansu provinces of of the People's Republic of China as well as in Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim; and parts of Kashmir in
Tibetan refers to several distinct spoken varieties that are in many instances not mutually comprehensible but which have over time shared a common literary tradition, much like Latin had enjoyed before speakers of Romance languages developed their own literary languages.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/may/Tibetan.html   (1149 words)

 Tibetan Alliance of Chicago - History of Tibet Part 3
Following the Chinese invasion and occupation of Tibet in the 1950s, and the subsequent uprising of the Tibetan people in 1959, thousands of Tibetans fled across the Himalayas to India, Nepal and Bhutan in order to avoid reprisals and remain free.
Largely unknown to the outside world is the fact that, since the Chinese invasion, almost one-sixth of the Tibetan population, or over one million people, have died from war, starvation, torture and abuse.
Torture, forced labor and sterilization are commonly used by the Chinese government to suppress the Tibetan people.
www.tibetan-alliance.org /history_of_tibet3.html   (402 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism - ReligionFacts
Tibetan Buddhism (sometimes called Lamaism) is the form of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in Tibet and the surrounding Himalayan region beginning in the 7th century CE.
Tibetan Buddhism is most well-known to the world through the office of the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Tibetan Buddhism spread to the West in the second half of the 20th century as many Tibetan leaders were exiled from their homeland.
www.religionfacts.com /buddhism/sects/tibetan.htm   (2694 words)

 Tibet Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture
Tibetans living in the Amdo region, northeast of U Tsang, are now primarily in a separate Chinese province, Qinghai.
Tibetans in the Kham region of western Tibet live primarily in areas now defined as the T.A.R. and the Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan.
Many Tibetans living in Kham and Amdo are nomads, and their dialects of Tibetan are at times unintelligible to Tibetans from Lhasa.
www.tibetanculture.org /culture_traditions/people/people.htm   (374 words)

 Tibetan World: Tibetan Magazine in English
Tibetan World is a project that had its beginnings in May 2004 and the first issue saw its birth on 6 July 2004.
Tibetan World Magazine has been conceived with the motive to engage Tibetan people (especially the youngsters) in a meaningful dialogue on what entails being a Tibetan.
Tibetan World was produced from a central hub situated at Tenzin Wangchuk's place of residence; one side of the room is Wangchuk's personal space, and the other is the TWM office.
www.tibetanworldmagazine.com /about.html   (1318 words)

 Tibetan Etiquettes and Taboos - how to behave in Tibet
Tibetan people do not eat horse, dog and donkey meat and also do not eat fish in some areas, so please respect their diet habits.
It is not polite to clap your palms and spit behind the Tibetan people.
Tibetan people stretch out their tongue to say hello to you.
www.accesstibettour.com /etiquette-taboo.html   (474 words)

 People - Tibetan Cultural Directory
Tibetan Photo Project: There are many wonderful photo collections on the Tibetan people, most from the outside looking in.
Tibetan Village Project: The Tibetan Village Project is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving the people of Tibet through funding healthcare, education and sustainable development projects that will make a big difference in the lives of those who need it the most.
Wisconsin Tibetan Association: To provide Tibetans living in Wisconsin with an organized means of participating in the government of the Central Tibetan Administration in-Exile, to perpetuate Tibetan cultural activities, and to provide mutual assistance to fellow Tibetans living in Wisconsin.
www.kotan.org /tibet/directory/people.html   (2054 words)

 Tibet—Hope for the Future
But the reality of Tibet today is more nightmare than dream, as the Tibetan people struggle under a brutal reign of terror by Chinese who have occupied their country since 1949.
The invasion culminated on March 10, 1959, when the Tibetan people rose up against the Chinese occupation to protect their beloved Dalai Lama, the political and spiritual leader of their country, from being kidnaped from his summer palace in Lhasa.
The Cultural Revolution of the 1960s was vigorously enforced in Tibet, and over one million Tibetans died, either by direct murder by the Chinese, deliberate genocidal policies of forced abortion, sterilization, and infanticide, brutalization in concentration camps, or by the slow death of starvation.
www.tibetanliberation.org /Tibethope.html   (1405 words)

 TibetNet - Tibetan Government-in-Exile
The Tibetan people, both in and outside Tibet, look to the CTA as their sole and legitimate government.
The Charter was adopted by the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies on June 14, 1991.
Instituted in 1960, the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies is the highest legislative organ of the Tibetan refugee community.
www.tibet.net /tgie/eng   (3218 words)

 Tibetan Review
Tibetans have hitherto charmed the world as a refugee community with their unique Buddhist culture and societal cohesiveness.
Even as the exile Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, walks hale and hearty at a sprightly 64 years of age and expresses confidence to live well beyond the ripe old age of 80 years—in fact up to 113 years—Beijing has redoubled its efforts to prepare for a communist Chinese reincarnate for him.
The Tibetan Youth Congress held its 16th General Body Meeting; then there was the Conference-cum-Workshop of the Tibetan Settlement and Welfare Officers, to be followed immediately by a...
tibetan.review.to /art.html   (2503 words)

 Dalai Lama March 10 Statement 2007 :: News :: Tibetan Women's Association
On the occasion of the forty-eighth anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising in Lhasa in 1959, I offer my prayers and tribute to all those Tibetans who have suffered and sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Tibetan people.
The struggle of the Tibetan people is not about the struggle for the status of a few Tibetan individuals; it is the struggle of a people.
I greet all those Tibetans in Tibet — communist party members, leaders, officials, professionals and others—who have held on to the Tibetan spirit by continuing their efforts to work for the genuine interest of the Tibetan people.
www.tibetanwomen.org /news/2007/2007.03.10-dalai_lama_statement.html   (1244 words)

 The Jangchub Chorten and Kalachakra Stupa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even now as the devastating occupation continues, Tibetan lives are threatened, as the vast majority of Tibetan people are subject to policies whose ultimate aim to bring an end to their way of life.
This Chorten stands before the people of the world who love justice and peace, as testimony to the miseries suffered by the Tibetan people and to the justness of their cause.
Note: In Tibetan communities, as in India, one generally shows one’s respect to a chorten or other sacred object by walking around it with the right arm facing toward it, in order words, clockwise.
www.tibetancc.com /1_mainpages/stupas.html   (1666 words)

 Questions & Answers
At the present moment, the Dalai Lama’s institution is useful to the Tibetan culture and the Tibetan people.
Tibetans place their trust in me. Therefore, my third commitment is to the Tibetan issue.
When fifty thousand people in the Shakya clan were killed one day, Shakyamuni Buddha, their clansman, didn’t suffer at all.
www.dalailama.com /page.54.htm   (2891 words)

 Preserving Tibet: Culture, Place and People
A vivid example of the success of the latter approach is the rapid spread of Tibetan Buddhism and the Way of Shambhala into Western countries, fueled by the avid interest of Western students hungry for genuine spiritual insight.
Fortunately, many of the most accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters were able to escape from Tibet during the invasion, and to bring with them many of their treasured scriptures, art works and ritual implements.
Tibetans, however, mean all of Tibet, as it was before it was occupied by the Chinese.
www.dharma-haven.org /tibetan/preserving-culture.htm   (814 words)

 Tibet Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture
The Dalai Lama is the temporal and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
Lama means "spiritual teacher," and dalai is a Mongolian term signifying "ocean of wisdom." The title Dalai Lama was first given to the Tibetan lama Sonam Gyatso in the 16th century by a Mongolian prince, Altan Khan, the great-grandson of Genghis Khan.
Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lamas are an emanation of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva (altruistic being) of compassion, and reincarnate in a human form in order to be of service and help to other beings.
www.tibetanculture.org /culture_traditions/religion/dalai_lama.htm   (244 words)

Much of the film is occupied with interviews with teachers, shopkeepers, students, artists, the President of the Tibetan Youth Congress, a woman recently arrived from Tibet and others "particularly the younger generations born in exile" giving insights into the struggle of modern Tibetans living in India.
The subject of help from the world community, particularly from the West, is also discussed as well as the future of the Tibetan community, particularly the education of children and preservation of their culture and arts.
Tibetans in Tibet are still being imprisoned, exploited and denied basic human rights and the United Nations Child Rights Body is increasing pressure on China to allow access to the 16-year-old Panchen Lama of Tibet, who was abducted with his parents in 1995.
www.tibetanphotoproject.com /voicesdvdreview.html   (1999 words)

 Tibetan People
The expeditions of the 1920s and 30s gave members an opportunity to see a previously “blank space on the map” and meet the people who inhabited it.
Even at the time the photographs were taken, members of the expeditions realized the importance of photography in their relationships and encounters with Tibetans.
Tibetans embraced photography and were happy to oblige team members by posing for them.
imagingeverest.rgs.org /Concepts/Imaging_Everest/-6.html   (181 words)

 People of Tibet,Monks of Tibet,Lifestyle of Tibetan People,Famous Customs of Tibetan People
People of Tibet - The Divinest of All !
People who follow Islam and Catholicism are present in large numbers, especially in Lhasa and Yanjing.
Majority of the people are still confined to agriculture sector, but the number has been steadily declining.
www.tibettours.com /people-monks.html   (537 words)

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