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Rebecca Novick: Guns, Monks and Magic: Tibet's Greatest Escape, Part 1

In April 2010, I interviewed a Tibetan monk named Yidam Kyap as part of the Tibet Oral History Project that documents the life stories of Tibetan elders living in exile.
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Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in protest over religious controls

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in western China on Monday in protest over government religious controls, according to Tibetan exiles and activist groups outside the country.The 18-year-old monks were both from the Ki... Read Post

Rebecca Novick: Tibetan Monks Sealed in Sichuan Monastery Request Permission to Pray for Chinese Quake Victims

News : Huffington Post (7 years ago)

Since March, the monks of Kirti have not been allowed to conduct their usual Buddhist rituals, but on May 15th, they received special permission to make an exception. Read Post

Rebecca Novick: Guns, Monks and Magic: Tibet's Greatest Escape, Part 2

News / International Affairs : Huffington Post: World Blog (3 years ago)

Yidam Kyap was part of what was almost certainly the largest single group to escape into exile from the embattled eastern regions of Tibet in 1959. Here is part two of his two-part story. Read Post


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