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


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A look into the art of trans­lat­ing -- bridg­ing the gap between a bril­liant teacher speak­ing Tibetan and his English-speaking stu­dents -- in a...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: Chinese journalist Zhu Rui, seated before a Tibetan flag in Dharamsala, India, Credit: Lhakpa Kyizom
After visiting Tibet, Chinese journalist Zhu Rui underwent a personal transformation, from critic of Tibetan society to one of its most passionate ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:45
Caption: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Credit: [PHOTO CREDIT REQUIRED] ©2009 Peter Aronson
A contemplative nun who spent 12 years meditating in a cave high in the Himalayas offers her views on human potential.

  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
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An audio postcard from a meditation center in the Himalayas. Several foreign tourists who've just completed an introductory course and talk about w...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 08:16
Caption: Venerable Lobsang Monlam, computer genius monk, Credit:
This Buddhist monk from Tibet went from learning how to switch a computer on to programming sophisticated, innovative software all on his own in ju...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: James Neal, former Buddhist monk, Credit:
A former Buddhist monk debunks some meditation myths.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Jonathan Green, author of "Murder in the High Himalaya", Credit:
Chinese troops shot and killed a 17-year-old Buddhist nun trying to flee Tibet. Foreign mountaineers got the whole thing on video. (Q&A with Jonath...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:40
Caption: Tenzin Seldon, a Tibetan student from Stanford who created a class in critical thinking for Tibetan Students
What does it mean to have an opinion on a controversial topic? Stanford student Tenzin Seldon, who is Tibetan, created a class in critical thinking...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Jan 02, 2011
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Venerable Robina Courtin, Buddhist nun, Credit:
What's the difference between an addict's mind and our own? According to the Buddha, not much… We're all addicted to all kinds of things. So says V...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio

  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 07:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, Credit: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
The Dalai Lama's former religious assistant and translator gives practical tips on how to spot a fake guru.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 06:45