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[Translate] Send to Kindle (The Audio is a selected 18 minute excerpt of the Hour long interview) In Conversation Dr.Lobsang Sangay-Prime Minister-elect- Central Tibetan Administration. His Excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay the newly elected Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration. Upon him rests the responsibility to guide the Tibetan movement and to resume the dialogue with China and also to enhance the welfare of the Tibetan refugee community in exile.                                                           Q.) How do you see the Tibetan issue? Dr.Sangay.) There is one country two system inChinainHong Kong. Why notTibet? That’s the question. Because Hong Kong andMacaupeople are Han Chinese. But then the Chinese argument has been thatHong Konghas had a different business … Read entire article »

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Report India Rice Charity 9th May 2015 Narsipatnam.

[Translate] Send to Kindle If the idea of compassion prevailed then the world would be a better place, at least the hope of a better tomorrow gets strengthened by a compassionate action and thus such is the gist of the #IndiaRiceCharity in Narasimhapatnam (Narsipatnam). As part of the long standing commitment of Dennis Barbion (Karma Dondub) towards unison of global efforts against poverty, #IndiaRiceCharity is cherished as one among the most impactful charter of action that materializes the ethos of compassion, charity and activism in its purest form. Thus to contextualize, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh is a region facing severe problems of poverty and malnutrition. Albeit, it isn’t North Coastal Andhra alone, but across the  Indian sub continent, poverty in many regions is an omnipresent reality. Despite these problems of deprivation and constraint of … Read entire article »

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The Path of Compassion Charity Activism..

[Translate] Send to Kindle “We are the heirs of our own actions.” said the Buddha and so also is our own relevance as people, as humans as sentient beings. In a world where antagonism dominates over harmony, where people prey then rather pray, we see an exception, an exception of a kind that seeks to walk unto the path as we were all suppose to do so, not as members of a group or a religion or a community but as people, as beings in this world, which is neither yours or neither mine but is rather ours. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion from Belgium emerges as one such exception who since past decade or so has been … Read entire article »

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[Translate] Send to Kindle Human mind is like an elf with no self only succumbing to emotions . An orphan rainbow child , unguided and not loved yet so grounded, her presentation is so detailed and perfect. This project ,of drawing bottles by the family appears to have been done by the art teacher adding glamour,variation and oomph factor. The emotional mind works wonders in the maths class as her birthday is approaching . She is looking forward to the family reunion. In case of a disappointment as in the case the child’s parents could not celebrate her birthday as the mother had to be admitted for confinement. She was so sullen and depressed that her performance slackened till … Read entire article »

EATING VEGETARIAN DURING SAKA DAWA 2015. (from 19th May until 16th June 2015)

[Translate] Send to Kindle Saka Dawa is the “month of merits” for Tibetan Buddhists. It’s one of the most sacred Buddhist holidays, when the birth, Enlightenment and death (paranirvana) of Buddha Shakyamuni is celebrated, the three most important events in his life. Tibetan Buddhists believe that during Saka Dawa, the karmic results of virtuous and non-virtuous actions are magnified. All Buddhists, lay or ordained, observe it with the practice of accumulation and purification. This is a month especially dedicated to “making merit”. The merit of any good deeds during this month are considered to be multiplied many times, by as much as one hundred million times, so it’s an excellent time to dedicate ourselves to all kinds of positive … Read entire article »

GYAC-Liberia Holds Two Days Youth Integrity Summit

[Translate] Send to Kindle The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC-Liberia) has ended its two days anti-Corruption and integrity summit in Monrovia from March 27-28, 2015. The event was a two days gathering of Liberian youth and students leaders. It is a broad concept that supports youth, youth organizations and other stakeholders to raise youth voices against corruption. The event enables youth organizations to involve and mobilize youth as active stakeholders for transparency and accountability in governance. The summit aims to increase youth participation against corruption, promote transparency, accountability and ethical leadership among youth and student leaders. The Youth Anti-Corruption & Integrity Summit 2015 was held for two days March 27-28. Over one hundred young persons … Read entire article »

Global Rising against Poverty: 1,700 kg of rice donated to more than 600 people in India

[Translate] Send to Kindle Hyderabad: Hunger and poverty are an omnipresent reality across the South Asian region and in the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. Even urban areas are not an exception, thus in an effort to rise up to counter hunger and poverty, a determined team of volunteers rose up in action under the initiative of Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion from Belgium and his close friend Arnav Anjaria, in Hyderabad from the 14th to 16th February 2015. The diverse team of volunteers included Dr. MN Rajesh, Jai Praash Bishnoi, Devilal Kumawat, Mubarak, Tenzin Chozin, Sangay Tamang, Narasimha Murthy, Rachagorla Balaji, Atoosa Bahadoori and Mohsen Hallaj. The event can be marked as the clarion … Read entire article »

“BUDDHISM IS LIKE A BIG TOOL BOX WITH ALL KINDS OF INSTRUMENTS” – -What Buddhism means for me. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion..

[Translate] Send to Kindle -What Buddhism means for me. Karma Dondub Dennis Barbion from Belgium talks about Buddhism.   Being a westerner and raised as a Catholic, discovering Buddhism, embarking on the path of Buddhism. I came into contact with Buddhism for the first time in the beginning of 2005, when I was suffering from serious health problems. I was watching television and at a certain moment I saw a Buddhist teaching by the Vietnamese zen master Thich Nhat Hanch on the Buddhist Television Corporation in The Netherlands. I had never heard anything like that, I found that very interesting and intriguing, I wrote down his name and wanted to found out more about those kind of views and philosophy. … Read entire article »

Challenges of African Young Writers

[Translate] Send to Kindle Accra, Ghana: The recent development in the media about the welfare of Ghanaian journalists pushed my thoughts to a different point of view. Many senior journalists are of the view that what many term as ‘soli’ should be scraped. While many see this as a necessary evil, others see it as a motivation to journalists and a straight bargain to getting one’s story published or aired. Granted that many journalists or freelancers are able to make ends meet by attending press conferences and, surely gets paid by the organizers at the end of the day, the big question I am tempted to ask is ‘What happens to our creative writers?’ What happens to that man or woman who … Read entire article »

The Real of Dreams..

[Translate] Send to Kindle When I perish, my spirit will abdicate the body to another realm: The realm of dreams where I am no longer at the helm, Not governed by the laws of gravity, Free from all restraints of physical reality:   Animals & humans levitate on air, guided by the wind, Rotating effortlessly, accompanied by a whirlwind, Spinning in pure ecstasy, unable to influence things, Deprived of their barings, impassive to their surroundings.   I enter another dimension, where I am authorised to converse With frogs, cows, ants, flowers, trees and birds in melodious verse. Visions lie before me which are too surreal to comprehend; Divinities spring up from all over to guide and salute me as a friend.   A human metamorphosizes into a butterfly to my disbelief, And flies … Read entire article »

Burmese civil society urges for a fair trial for migrant Burmese Workers in Thailand

[Translate] Send to Kindle In 2013 Thailand witnessed a large increase in the influx of international tourists. As per statistics, the number of tourists visiting Thailand were approximately 20 million last year and this figure is expected to rise even further. Amid large tourist influx Thai administration is faced with the critical responsibility of maintaining a vigilant tourist infrastructure for the safety and security of the tourists and thus a lage credit for the rejuvenated tourism boom in Thailand is owed to the infrastructure which stands in place. Recently Thai tourism industry suffered a major setback as a result of the murder of two British nationals in Thailand. This case has attracted widespread media attention following the … Read entire article »

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