December 4, 2021

They had watched their guide walk away, disappearing into a thick mist. A sudden hailstorm covered the guideā€™s tracks in the frozen snow, leaving Geshe Yondong and nine other bewildered Tibetans in a strange, frozen landscape high in the Himalayas. They were lost. Geshe Yondong wondered how long they could survive in the cold. He…

November 9, 2021

We wanted to share with you escape stories we were unable to include in the book that illustrate the immense difficulties that had to be overcome by Tibetans fleeing Chinese oppression. The first is the story of Chime Tsering, a librarian with a quick mind who was helpful in researching our book. Chime Tsering Chime…

October 7, 2021

On this day 71 years ago, 20,000 Chinese troops crossed the Yangtze River and invaded Tibet. The invasion was cataclysmic for the lives of Tibetans, their culture and religion, including the central characters in our book. The invasion began Oct. 7, 1950. A few Tibetan units fled, but most fought. They were no match for…

September 21, 2021

Tuesday this past week marked the anniversary of the death of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, the revered 33rd abbot of Menri Monastery, a central character in our book. In the book he is referred to as Sangye Tenzin, the name he used before becoming abbot. Tibetan monks typically change their names over the course…

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