The Tibet Connection

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Each month, we fea­ture engag­ing inter­views, news sto­ries, pro­files, doc­u­men­taries and help­ful insights. We seek out notable and intrigu­ing guests, includ­ing film­mak­ers, authors, thinkers, artists, musi­cians, and com­men­ta­tors, who con­nect the issues fac­ing today’s world with the Tibetan expe­ri­ence and pro­vide an infor­ma­tive and engag­ing forum for dis­cus­sion. We hope that our pro­gram helps lis­ten­ers to under­stand the unique expe­ri­ence and legacy of Tibet and to pro­vide a con­duit between Tibet and the rest of the world.

A grow­ing inter­est in the pol­i­tics, phi­los­o­phy and cul­ture of Tibet plus a lack of Tibet-related pro­gram­ming led a group of peo­ple, in May 2006, to launch a monthly one-hour radio pro­gram devoted to things Tibetan.

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A look at psychology, happiness and meditation from a Buddhist POV

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Glimpses of life amongst Tibetans in exile

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Our half-hour, monthly show features inter­views, news, sto­ries, pro­files, doc­u­men­taries and insights on Tibet and the Tibetan experience. Hear and read more stories online at


Caption: Venerable Aileen Barry, Buddhist nun, Credit: Liberation Prison Project
Venerable Aileen Barry, a Buddhist nun from Ireland and for­merly of the Liberation Prison Project in Australia, talks about spir­i­tu­al­ity behin...

Bought by KPIP-LP

  • Added: Mar 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 1
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An interview with actress, model, martial artists and author Yangzom Brauen and her mother, Sonam Brauen, about Yangzom’s new book, Across Many Mou...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 14:32
Caption: Dr. Robert J. Barnett, Credit: Columbia University
As self-immolations con­tinue in Tibet, producer Rebecca Novick speaks with Dr. Robert Barnett, Director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program at Col...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 1
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A Tibetan writer tries to make sense of sex, gender issues and relationships in exile.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 05:08
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Desperation leads to dramatic self-immolations in Tibet. Tibetan reporter Lhakpa Kyizom reports from Dharamsala, India.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 06:40
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Tibet Connection executive pro­ducer Rebecca Novick reports on the Tibetans who have self-??immolated in Tibet since February 2009.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, Credit: Peter Aronson
A big milestone for women in Tibetan Buddhism, as a nun is recognized with a prestigious Buddhist academic title for the first time ever. TWO VERSI...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 10:06
Caption: About 20.000 Tibetans live in Nepal, but with­out cit­i­zen­ship or refugee status., Credit: Mikel Dunham
Tibetan exiles in Nepal are stuck in a no-man's land, residing there legally yet unable to get driver's licenses or open bank accounts, lacking man...

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Jul 01, 2011
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In March, a young Swiss-Tibetan named Karma Emchi pro­duced a funny rap song about a Tibetan meat pas­try and posted it on YouTube. But he couldn't...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:35
Caption: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Buddhist nun, meditator and author, Credit: Photo © Peter Aronson
This month on Open Mind, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Buddhist nun and author, joins us once again to talk about our sense of self?—?what’s healthy, wh...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2011
  • Length: 06:57