Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings: A Tibetan Tale of Love and War” By Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba

“White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings: A Tibetan Tale of Love and War” By Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba

0 by / on 16/08/2017, 18:49 / in Reading List

Published posthumously by Niyogi Books in February 2017, “White Crane, Lend Me Your Wings: A Tibetan Tale of Love and War” by Dr Tsewang Yishey Pemba is a work of historical fiction set in the Nyarong Valley in the Kham province of Eastern Tibet in the first half of the twentieth century. 

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“The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Ling Rinpoche” By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Gavin Kilty

“The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Ling Rinpoche” By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Gavin Kilty

0 by / on 16/08/2017, 16:07 / in Reading List

Published in July 2017 by Wisdom Publications, “The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Ling Rinpoche” by His Holiness the Dalai Lana and Gavin Kilty, is the story of the Dalai Lama’s teacher, the Sixth Ling Rinpoche.

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“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

0 by / on 16/08/2017, 14:47 / in Reading List

Published in April 2017 by Harvard University Press,”Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet”, by Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa brings the Tibetan writings of Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri to readers of English for the first time.

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“My Conversation with Dawa, a Lhasa Red Guard Who Took Part in the Smashing of the Jokhang Temple” By Woeser

“My Conversation with Dawa, a Lhasa Red Guard Who Took Part in the Smashing of the Jokhang Temple” By Woeser

0 by / on 08/08/2017, 20:57 / in Comment, History, Interview, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally published by the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and then posted on her blog on October 30, 2016.

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Music Video: “Fly” By ANU

Music Video: “Fly” By ANU

1 by / on 19/07/2017, 14:31 / in Latest, Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the Tibetan pop hit of the year, “Fly” by ANU. For those who follow contemporary Tibetan music, there has been no escape from this catchy tune since it was released on May 19, 2017. 

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Guest Post by Lowell Cook: Poetry by Sangdor and Kyabchen Dedrol

Guest Post by Lowell Cook: Poetry by Sangdor and Kyabchen Dedrol

0 by / on 16/07/2017, 22:50 / in Guest Post, Latest, Poetry

  High Peaks Pure Earth presents a guest post by Lowell Cook* who has translated two poems by contemporary Amdo poets Sangdor and Kyabchen Dedrol and written a comprehensive introduction to their work. Thank you to Lowell Cook for this submission!

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Migmar: “That Was When I saw that Half the Place was Filled with Messily Piled Up Buddhist Statues” By Woeser

Migmar: “That Was When I saw that Half the Place was Filled with Messily Piled Up Buddhist Statues” By Woeser

0 by / on 05/07/2017, 14:38 / in History, Latest, Woeser

First hand testimonies from the Cultural Revolution in Tibet.

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Zha Yuan: “When the Red Guard Teachers and Students of our Two Schools Went to the Imperial Academy to Arrest Panchen Rinpoche” By Woeser

Zha Yuan: “When the Red Guard Teachers and Students of our Two Schools Went to the Imperial Academy to Arrest Panchen Rinpoche” By Woeser

0 by / on 28/06/2017, 20:54 / in Comment, History, Latest, Woeser

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on May 22, 2017.

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“Beer and a Sky Burial Ground: A Tibetan Explanation of the Packaging of an American Beer Brand”

“Beer and a Sky Burial Ground: A Tibetan Explanation of the Packaging of an American Beer Brand”

0 by / on 14/06/2017, 15:57 / in Comment, Latest

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a WeChat post published on May 25, 2017 by the channel Sweet Tea House about a surprising connection made between the American beer brand Budweiser and Tibet.

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Drungtok Kelsang Norbu – The Man Who Designed Tibetan Paper Money

Drungtok Kelsang Norbu – The Man Who Designed Tibetan Paper Money

0 by / on 07/06/2017, 23:44 / in History, Latest

High Peaks Pure Earth presents an English translation of a short piece that circulated on WeChat on May 18, 2017, about artist and designer of Tibetan paper currency Drungtok Kelsang Norbu (1910-1966).

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