Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings: The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron By Jeffrey W. Cupchik

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings: The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron By Jeffrey W. Cupchik

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:56 / in Reading List

To be published by State University of New York Press in early 2019 as part of their Series in Religious Studies, The Sound of Vultures’ Wings by Jeffrey W. Cupchik offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). The […]

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“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” By Tsering Döndrup, Translated by Christopher Peacock

“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” By Tsering Döndrup, Translated by Christopher Peacock

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:54 / in Reading List

To be published in early 2019 by Columbia University Press, “The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” by Tsering Dondrup, translated by Christopher Peacock, describes the lives of Tibetans in contemporary China with wit, empathy, and a passionate sense of justice. “The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup’s career to create a panorama of […]

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“East Turkestan Through the Eyes of a Tibetan” By Woeser

“East Turkestan Through the Eyes of a Tibetan” By Woeser

0 by / on 05/12/2018, 14:50 / in Comment, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia in August 2018, and published on her blog on September 22, 2018.

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Poem: “Waterfall of Youth” by Dondrup Gyal in a New Translation by Lowell Cook

Poem: “Waterfall of Youth” by Dondrup Gyal in a New Translation by Lowell Cook

1 by / on 30/11/2018, 08:30 / in Guest Post, Latest, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth, in a cross-post with LA Review of Books China Channel, presents the seminal 1983 Tibetan poem Waterfall of Youth by Dondrup Gyal in a new English translation by Lowell Cook.

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Chinese Language School Textbook Angers Tibetans on WeChat

Chinese Language School Textbook Angers Tibetans on WeChat

0 by / on 21/11/2018, 17:00 / in Comment, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a selection of WeChat posts from March this year about a controversial passage in a primary school textbook that had Tibetans outraged about what they saw as misrepresentation and distortion of facts.

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Music Video: “Red-faced Tibetans” By Gyaltsen (Jason J)

Music Video: “Red-faced Tibetans” By Gyaltsen (Jason J)

0 by / on 08/11/2018, 19:22 / in Latest, Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the English translation of a song from Tibet by Gyaltsen (Jason J) called “Red-Faced Tibetans” which came out in October 2017.

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Woeser’s Instagram Posts from Lhasa, June 2018

Woeser’s Instagram Posts from Lhasa, June 2018

0 by / on 01/11/2018, 20:30 / in Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a selection of Woeser’s posts on her Instagram account from Lhasa posted in June 2018. Woeser’s return to Lhasa from Beijing in April was the first time she had been allowed to return to the city since November 2014. She has since left Lhasa again but we will continue to post translations of her […]

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Interview with Tibetan Comedy Actor Tashi Dhondup: “Life is Like a Comedy, It Needs Joy and Sorrow to be Complete”

Interview with Tibetan Comedy Actor Tashi Dhondup: “Life is Like a Comedy, It Needs Joy and Sorrow to be Complete”

0 by / on 24/10/2018, 12:29 / in Interview, Latest

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a profile of well-known Tibetan comedy actor from Lhasa, Tashi Dhondup. The profile was distributed via a WeChat Channel on June 26, 2018.

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Do you know the “Trunglha Yarsol” Festival to Celebrate the Birthday of His Holiness?” By Woeser

Do you know the “Trunglha Yarsol” Festival to Celebrate the Birthday of His Holiness?” By Woeser

0 by / on 12/10/2018, 13:32 / in Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia on July 6, 2018, and published on her blog on July 17, 2018.

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Young Tibetan Photographer Nyedron: “It’s Not the Tibet you Imagine, but it’s Just as Cool”

Young Tibetan Photographer Nyedron: “It’s Not the Tibet you Imagine, but it’s Just as Cool”

0 by / on 30/09/2018, 23:26 / in Interview, Latest, People

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a profile of young Tibetan photographer and entrepreneur Nyema Droma, also known as Nyedron for short. The profile was published on WeChat on August 14, 2018.

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