WEEKLY DIGEST 07 Dec 15 (Click here for Pdf version)


  1. China jails 2 Tibetan monks for up to 4 years for lone street protests Tibetan Review, 05 December 2015
  2. Tibetan Homes Near Lhasa to be Replaced by Chinese-Style Dwellings RFA, 04 December 2015
  3.  China accuses party members of support for Dalai Lama and even terrorism By Simon Denyer, The Washington Post, 04 December 2015
  4.  One Tibetan Protester is Freed, Two Others Are Jailed RFA, 04 December 2015
  5.  CCP “will never give up right to choose next Dalai Lama” AsianNews.it, 01 December 2015
  6.  Tibetan Man is Detained Following Solo Protest in Kardze RFA, 30 November 2015


  1. Talks to Diplomatic Consular Corps of Karnataka and at National Institute of Advanced Studies Dalailama.com, 06 December 2015
  2. Result of Preliminary Election of Sikyong and Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile CTA, 04 December 2015
  3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Sympathy for Flood Victims in Chennai Dalailama.com, 04 December 2015
  4. Tibet Third Pole team making Tibet climate crisis heard in Paris Phayul.com, 03 December 2015
  5. Janata Dal United Leads Press Conference at Dharamshala CTA, 02 December 2015


  1. China: Betting on their Panchen Lama by Claude Arpi, 30 November 2015
  2. Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China by Edward Wong, The New York Times, 28 November 2015
  3. Tibet, Taiwan and China – A Complex Nexus By Tshering Chonzom Bhutia, The Diplomat, 24 November 2015
  4. Ai Weiwei’s ‘Wing’ from Lhasa by Woeser, High Peak Pure Earth, 25 November 2015
  5. Archaeologist pieces together story of the mysterious Zhang Zhung people of Tibet by Mark Miller, Ancient Origins, 25 November 2015


His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Teaching in Hunsur, Karnataka, India from December 9 to 13: His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Tsongkhapa’s In Praise of Dependent Origination (tendrel toepa) and Destiny Fulfilled (tokjoe dunlekma) & 7th Dalai Lama’s Four Mindfulnesses on the Middle Way View (tatri denpa shiden) and the Eight Great Tantric Commentaries of Gyudmey Monastery (megyud trichen gya) at Gyudmey Monastery.

Inauguration & Teaching in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 19: His Holiness will give a short teaching on Dharmakirti’s Commentary on Pramana-samuccaya (tsema namdrel) at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Contact Website: http://www.tashilhunpo.org

Teaching in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India from December 20 to 29: His Holiness will continue his teachings on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) Commentaries at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery at the request of H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Contact Websites: http://www.jangchuplamrim.org and www.jangchuplamrim.com

Initiation in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 30 & 31: His Holiness will confer the 16 Drops of Kadam Initiation (kadam tikle chudruk wang) at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Contact Websites: http://www.jangchuplamrim.org and www.jangchuplamrim.com

Tibet House, New Delhi

2-Day Intensive Course on “Stages of Meditation – The Middle Section” by Ven. Geshe Nawang Samten (12-13 December 2015)

The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in collaboration with the Visual Arts Gallery

EXHIBITION: Dalai Lama in Frames by Tenzin Choejor (16-31 December 2015)