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I’m Not Happy

I’m Not Happy

Namchak (literally ‘Sky Metal’) is the oldest and the most famous Tibetan rock band. They have released three albums. The band members are: Tenzin Dawa, Sonam Nyandak, Phurbu Nyudup, Tashi Phuntsok, Sonam Tenzin and Sonam Nyima. The band members write and perform their own music, and they are especially pop..
Milarepa

Milarepa

Milarepa is the 11th century Tibetan saint who is revered for having attained enlightenment in one lifetime. He left behind a rich tradition of mgur, spontaneous songs of realization that are also religious poems.  Milarepa Singer: Jamyang Gyatso Composer: Yonten Gyatso Lyricist: Jigme Nubpa You saved your father’s ..
A Special Feeling

A Special Feeling

Rongwo Gedun Lhundup is a well known poet for his free verse. Born in Amdo, he studied Buddhism as a monk in Rongwo, Labrang and Serta Monasteries. He has published five books of poetry. They are “The Sound of the Yak and the Wild Yak”; “The Poem of the Great Deity”; “The Black Rosary̶..
Is Nationalism a Good Thing?

Is Nationalism a Good Thing?

Shokjang is a leading intellectual of his generation. He was born in Labrang in Amdo. He studied Tibetan literature at the Northwest Nationalities University in Lanzhou. He has published four books: The Courage of the Path (ལམ་གྱི་སྙིང་སྟོབས།); The Pen’s Strength (སྙུ་ག..
Shut Your Dog’s Mouth

Shut Your Dog’s Mouth

Chen Metak (གཅན་མེ་སྟག) is a very well-known Tibetan writer from Amdo. The poem “Shut Your Dog’s Mouth” is a sarcastic poem written to criticize a certain unnamed person. It was published in December 2014 on Chodmey (Butter Lamp) online journal, one of the most popular online journals. We have..
An Old Thangka

An Old Thangka

Thopa Rangdrol writes under the pen name Shoklung (Morning Wind). He was born in Amdo Golok in the 1980s. He has studied at Serta Monastry and Rongwo monastery in Tibet. His writings were published on several Tibetan magazines including the “Nationalities Literary Magazine”. He has published a book called &..