Tuesday, December 20, 2011

High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2011 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth has updated the Summer 2011 reading list to create the Winter 2011 reading list!

With these reading lists, High Peaks Pure Earth suggests books for those interested in Tibet and particularly in Tibetan literature in translation. Click on the links below the photos to see the books on Amazon.

If you have read any of these books, leave a comment or short review... if you have any of your own recommendations, please let us know!
Read Full Post>>>

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Lhasa? Lhasa!" By Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the English translation of a blogpost by Woeser written on October 13, 2011 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on October 22, 2011.

This post continues a series making up Woeser's summer travels to Lhasa, through Amdo and Kham. Previous posts are 
"Impoverished Matö County""Over One Year After the Earthquake, A Rushed Visit to Yushu""Sershül Monastery In Recent Years" and "Magnificent Dzogchen Monastery".

This post has also been translated into French and is available here: http://woeser.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/lhassa-lhassa/

A picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Sera Monastery onto which a work group painted a mustache to try and stop pilgrims and tourists from recognising the Dalai Lama. However, this old Lhasa woman knows it’s the Dalai Lama in the painting, and despite police supervision close by, she still bows deeply ... (Photos taken by Woeser on March 30, 2010)

Read Full Post>>>