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…

June 18, 2018

The above photo is of Tenpa Woser wearing a sword similar to one he took from an altar in 1960 after renouncing his vows. He was a monk at Menri Monastery in Tibet when he renounced his vow of non-violence in order to protect the lamas, the highest ranking and most learned monks, as they…

April 9, 2018

The ceremonial oven in the above photo is in a field a few miles from the Lhasa airport, where we arrived in May 2014. We disembarked from a China Airlines aircraft and entered the small but modern airport. John Bellezza, who has walked thousands of miles of Tibet and written extensively about its culture and…

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