Bay Area Friends of Tibet - Projects http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects en The OM Charity http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects/om-charity <div class="field field-name-field-basic-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://friends-of-tibet.org/sites/default/files/OmLogo_UpdatedBanner2.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://friends-of-tibet.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/OmLogo_UpdatedBanner2.jpg?itok=e_i0CKEe" width="480" height="173" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Phurbu T. Namgyal, a Tibetan singer/song writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has established a medical social work project to provide free medical support to sick and poor Tibetans in Exile and beyond. Currently the project is solely supported by the money raised from his concerts and donations from family, fans, and friends. This project has directly touched or provided free medical support for 16 sick, elderly, and poor Tibetans since its inception in February 2013. However, the need is even greater. You may obtain more information on the project at <a href="http://www.omcharity.org/">http://www.omcharity.org/</a> Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may make a contribution right now via Paypal. Thank you.</p> <p>Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may make a contribution right now via Paypal. 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With your help, BAFoT continues to help the Tibetan community with employment and English skills.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden clearfix"><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/projects" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Projects</a></li></ul></div> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 03:14:41 +0000 admin 47 at http://friends-of-tibet.org http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects/tibetan-resettlement-project#comments Techung Film Project http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects/techung-film-project <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img src="../sites/default/files/techung.png" align="right" vspace="10" hspace="10" /><br /><strong>The Film</strong></p> <p>TECHUNG is a half hour documentary film highlighting the world renowned Tibetan musician, singer and composer, Tashi Dhondup Sharzur and his indomitable spirit in educating Tibetan exile kids and toddlers about our literature and language through songs and music. This film will also explore the conflicting realities of a gifted Tibetan artist who struggles to live a modest life while preserving one of the oldest arts on this planet. With the help of numerous archived images and videos, this film aims to explore the current status of Tibetan arts and culture in exile through an artiste's world. It effectively highlights the complexities and spirits of exile Tibetans in passing down their rich cultural heritage to the younger generation Tibetans who are born and being raised in exile. For more about Tashi Dhondup visit <a href="http://www.techung.com/" title="Techung's website" target="_blank">www.techung.com</a>.</p> <p>For more information about the film, please visit the <a href="http://www.techung.com/index2.html" title="Techung Film Website" target="_blank">Techung Film website</a></p> <p><b>TOTAL FUNDS NEEDED:</b> $9,890 USD</p> <p>We're therefore requesting donations for our film- TECHUNG. We also have attractive complimentary gifts for our donors.</p> <ol><li><b>Below US $ 9</b> - Thank you for your kind contribution. </li> <li><b>Above US $ 10</b> - Personalized thank you mail from the filmmaker + online access to our final film. </li> <li><b>Above US $ 80</b> - Personalized thank you mail from the filmmaker + online access to our final film and DVD+ Techung's latest musical CD, Semshae with autograph + thank you credit at the end of the film. </li> <li><b>Above US $ 250</b> - Personalized thank you mail from the filmmaker + online access to our final film and DVD + Techung's latest musical CD, Semshae with autograph + thank you credit at the end of the film + Tshirt especially ordered for the donor. </li> <li><b>Above US $ 500</b> - Personalized thank you mail from the filmmaker + online access to our final film and DVD + Techung's latest musical CD, Semshae with autograph + thank you credit at the end of the film + Tshirt especially ordered for the donor + DVD copy of the director's latest feature film- Richard Gere is My Hero </li> </ol><form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_donations" /><input type="hidden" name="business" value="support@friends-of-tibet.org" /><input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Donation to Techung Film Project" /><input type="hidden" name="page_style" value="PayPal" /><input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1" /><input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://friends-of-tibet.org/thankyou_techung_film.html" /><input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/projects.html" /><input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1" /><input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0" /><input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US" /><input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-DonationsBF" /><input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" name="submit" alt="Donate to Techung Film Project" title="Donate to Techung Film Project" /><br /><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1" /><br /></form> <h3>Make a repeating donation to the Techung film project</h3> <p>Your donation will be automatically made on the schedule you select. 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The Tibet Post reports on the Tibet Women's Soccer Project, of which the Bay Area Friends of Tibet is the financial sponsor. <a href="http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/features/education-and-society/3158-we-can-do-anything-boys-can-do-tibets-female-football-stars-of-tomorrow" target="_blank">Read more .. .</a> For more information, please visit the <a href="http://www.tibetwomenssoccer.org/">Tibet Women’s Soccer website</a></p> <p>Listen to an <a href="http://db.tt/HSxNMHz5" target="_blank">interview with Cassie Childers</a> on BYU Sirius Satellite Radio recorded on May 15, 2013.</p> <p>Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may make a contribution right now via Paypal. 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property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Projects</a></li></ul></div> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:28:51 +0000 admin 43 at http://friends-of-tibet.org http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects/tibet-womens-soccer#comments Chinese Outreach http://friends-of-tibet.org/projects/chinese-outreach <div class="field field-name-field-files field-type-file field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="file"><img class="file-icon" alt="PDF icon" title="application/pdf" src="/modules/file/icons/application-pdf.png" /> <a href="http://friends-of-tibet.org/sites/default/files/Jianglin_Presentation_20110313.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=323137" title="Jianglin_Presentation_20110313.pdf">Jianglin Li speaks on 1959 Lhasa: The Truth vs Propaganda</a></span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> <p><a href="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/node/206">Humanitarian China note of thanks for Friends of Tibet solidarity on Tiananmen 25th anniversary</a></p> <p>In September 2003 His Holiness the Dalai Lama's guidance included telling us that one of the most important things that the Friends of Tibet can do was to bring the Chinese and Tibetan people together to bridge the gap in understanding about Tibet that exists between them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=5" title="Photos June 4, 2011" target="_blank">Photographs of Tiananmen Square Commemoration on June 4, 2011 at Portsmouth Square, San Francisco</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/sites/default/files/Jianglin_Presentation_20110313.pdf">Jianglin Li speaks on "1959 Lhasa: The Truth vs Propaganda" March 13 at UC Berkeley.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.causes.com/causes/285528" title="BACTF on causes.com" target="_blank">Bay Area Chinese Tibet Friendship</a> was able to bring over 50 Chinese students and scholars to attend the event with the Dalai Lama at Stanford University on October 15, 2010.</p> <p><a href="../news/dalai-lama-happy-be-greeted-bay-area-chinese-and-tibetan-friendship" title="Report on meeting with HHDL">Dalai Lama Happy to be Greeted by Bay Area Chinese and Tibetan Friendship</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stanforddaily.com/2010/10/15/dalai-lama-holds-private-conversations-on-autonomy-with-students/" title="Stanford Daily" target="_blank">Off campus, Dalai Lama talks China with students </a>(Stanford Daily)</p> <!--Link is invalid now <p><a href="http://www.tibet.net/en/index.php?id=1897.&amp;articletype=flash&amp;rmenuid=morenews&amp;amps&amp;tab=1#TabbedPanels1" title="His Holiness the Dalai Lama Discusses Tibet with Chinese Students" target="_blank">His Holiness the Dalai Lama Discusses Tibet with Chinese Students </a>(Tibet.net)</p>--><p><a href="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/sites/default/files/bactf_liu_xiaobo_20101008.pdf" title="Press release on Liu Xiaobo">Press Release on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo</a></p> <hr noshade="noshade" /><p><a href="http://www.causes.com/causes/285528" title="BACTF on causes.com" target="_blank">Bay Area Chinese and Tibetan Friendship</a></p> <p><a title="New Website in Chinese" class="textboldred" href="http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/new-website-chinese-aims-close-information-gap-tibet" target="_blank">New Website in Chinese Aims to Close Information Gap on Tibet (ICT)</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.liaowangxizang.net" title="Liaowangxizang Net" target="_blank" class="textboldred">www.liaowangxizang.net</a> (in Chinese)</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinatibetfriendship.org/" title="China Tibet Friendship" target="_blank">China Tibet Friendship website</a> (in Chinese)</p> <p><a href="pdf/Tiananmen_Commemoration_20090531.pdf" title="Tiananmen Commemoration">Tiananmen Commemoration May 31, 2009</a></p> <p><a href="pdf/Tibetans_Chinese_Commemorate_20th_Anniversary_of_June4.pdf" title="June 4 pdf">Tibetans and Chinese friends commemorate 20th anniversary of June 4</a></p> <hr noshade="noshade" /><h2 class="centerit" style="color: #660000">Articles in Chinese</h2> <p><a href="http://news.boxun.com/forum/201010/boxun2010/151306.shtml" title="US-Sino-Tibetan Conference held in Sai Wan Ming / Wang Ning" target="_blank">Boxun.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/intl/2010/04/201004242128.shtml" target="_blank">Peacehall.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://justicecn.com/?viewnews-254" target="_blank">Justice.cn</a></p> <p><a href="http://news.epochtimes.com/gb/8/5/5/n2106059.htm" title="Arjia Rinpoche" target="_blank" class="textboldred">Arjia Rinpoche: What Are Real Tibetans Thinking?</a></p> <p><a href="http://news.epochtimes.com/gb/8/5/5/n2106179.htm" title="First Folk Tibetan Question Forum" target="_blank" class="textboldred">First Folk Tibetan Question Forum Stages Voices on Both Sides</a></p> <p class="textboldred"><span class="texttitle">The Distorted Image of Tibet</span><br /><span class="text11">Special interview with Chinese writer<br /> Ms. Zhu Rui in the Epoch Times.</span></p> <p class="textboldred"><a href="http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/8/9/7/n2254544.htm" title="Distorted Image of Tibet" target="_blank" class="textboldred">Complete article in Chinese</a></p> <h3 class="textboldred"> English version</h3> <ul><li><a href="http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/a-chinese-writer-finds-shangrila-in-tibet-4035.html" title="Distorted Image of Tibet Part 1" target="_blank">Part 1</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/4563" title="Distorted Image of Tibet Part 2" target="_blank">Part 2</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/life/chinese-writer-finds-shangrila-tibet-iii-4753.html" title="Distorted Image of Tibet Part 3" target="_blank">Part 3</a></li> <li><a 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Maintaining good health has been recognized as a prerequisite for optimizing individuals’ educational potentials. Provision of community health care as a basic need protects against future civil unrest and supports peace.<br /><img src="../sites/default/files/Robert-Light-02_2_old_woman.jpg" align="right" vspace="10" hspace="10" /><br /> A critical link to the survival of the ancient Tibetan culture is the health of Tibetans.There are approximately 150,000 Tibetan refugees residing across India, with the majority living in the north, northeast and south. Many other Tibetan refugees have taken up residence in Nepal and Bhutan. There are serious inadequacies in infrastructure and access to medicines and healthcare workers among Tibetans and Tibetans-in-exile, including the monastic population. The burden of illness in this society is characterized by diarrheal disease, skin infections, respiratory infections, fevers, and especially among the elderly, joint pains and cardiovascular problems. The rates of tuberculosis are extremely high.</p> <p>The Tibetan-Himalayan Healthcare Project has been created to improve the health of Tibetans and other communities in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. The Project identifies high-quality health care facilities and projects suffering from a lack of financial resources and raises funds to facilitate their mission of providing essential healthcare. It integrates both Tibetan and western medicine and culturally sensitive measures as needed.<br /><img src="../sites/default/files/Robert-Light-01_young_boys.jpg" align="right" vspace="10" hspace="10" /><br /> A number of physicians and professionals with extensive experience in medical relief work and healthcare are now working with the project to ensure that your contributions are efficiently distributed to healthcare facilities and projects in the Tibetan-Himalayan region struggling from a lack of financial resources to continue their good work. Dr. Joseph Lux, an infectious disease physician and psychiatrist, the Tibetan-Himalayan Healthcare founder, and Tracey Simon, a social worker with extensive experiences in healthcare, are coordinating this effort. Numerous other professionals are supporting the project.</p> <p>The Project is being launched with a focus on two monastic organizations—the Samten Tse Charitable Foundation and the Sera Mey Monastery in India to support their monastery clinics, community healthcare, and social service related work. Additional organizations will be added to the list of recipients in the future.</p> <p>The Tibetan-Himalayan Healthcare Project is a project of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet, which ensures that 95 per cent of proceeds raised for the project are used to support the healthcare project’s needs.</p> <p>Dr. Joseph Lux and Tracey Simon of New York are co-coordinators of the project.</p> <p>You may obtain more information on the project by contacting our coordinator by email at <a href="mailto:support@friends-of-tibet.org">support@friends-of-tibet.org</a>.</p> <p>Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may make a contribution right now via Paypal. 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Many individuals are aware of Tibetan Buddhism’s culture of compassion and nonviolence, but they may not be aware that the continued existence of Tibetan culture is seriously threatened. Through music, Semshae will be able to preserve and distribute a part of Tibet’s culture around the world. It will be beneficial for Tibetan children in Tibet and in exile, and for the Tibetan-speaking regions in the Himalayas such as Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh and Sikkim who share the same Buddhist language.</p> <p><strong>Semshae’s first-year project goals:</strong></p> <ul><li>Create a high-quality professional song album available both in the United States and internationally. - DONE! </li><li>Release the first Semshae album in the spring of 2010. Release date is May 22. </li><li>Organize a CD release tour across the U.S. to facilitate distribution of the CD. - DONE! </li><li>Donate 500 albums to the nearly 20,000 students in the 106 kindergartens, 87 primary schools, and 44 middle schools in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. </li><li>Distribute 1,500 albums and 50 CD players to children inside Tibet through a partnership with educational organizations. </li><li>Host 4-day children’s workshops including musical concerts with the children in Tibetan communities in North America, India, and Nepal. </li></ul><p><em>“It is my hope that through the efforts of Semshae and through the power of music I can help to support the next generation of Tibetans and the Tibetan culture.”</em><br /> — Tashi Shazur, Artist, Founder, and Director of Semshae<br /><img src="../sites/default/files/semshae-2.jpg" alt="Semshae - Songs from the heart" align="right" vspace="10" hspace="10" /><br /><strong>More about Semshae:</strong></p> <p>For the past four years, Tashi Shazur has conducted informal feasibility research and related efforts to launch Semshae. He has already created eight original songs for the Semshae album which are ready to record including a track for children’s story telling. Tashi plans to sing and perform all the songs recorded on this album with the assistance of Tibetan children singers in North America and Nepal. This album will feature authentic Tibetan musical instruments such as Damnyen (six-stringed plucked lute), Piwang (two-stringed bowed fiddle), and Lingbu (bamboo flute).</p> <p>In the past ten years, the number of Tibetan recordings released outside of Tibet has significantly increased. Although created by talented artists, often recordings released by exiled Tibetans lack adequate funding and rarely possess the professional demeanor they deserve. For this reason, in order for Semshae to create a quality and timeless album, it is imperative that Tashi collaborate with individuals who understand the history, purpose, impact, and significance of this unique effort. Once appropriate funding has been secured, Tashi will begin his work with singers and musicians in the (San Francisco) Bay Area and Tibetan musicians in Nepal and India.</p> <p><a href="http://creationgroundmedia.com/semshae-promo" title="Semshae project video" target="_blank">Watch a video about the project</a></p> <p><strong>Support Semshae to Preserve Tibetan Culture:</strong></p> <p>Bay Area Friends of Tibet (BAFOT) currently serves as Semshae’s fiscal sponsor. All contributions to Semshae made through BAFOT are tax-deductible to the extent provides by US law. Semshae collaborates with a separate group of advisors and ambassadors who support the organization’s strategy and mission. Tashi Shazur serves as the Director of Semshae on a volunteer basis and is supported by one low-cost consultant. Tashi operates Semshae from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.</p> <p>Currently, Semshae receives 100% of its funding from individual donors, many of whom are serving as ambassadors for the Semshae organization. Semshae needs to raise $80,000 to ensure the program’s success and professionalism.</p> <p>Semshae relies on the generosity of gifts from donors and time and expertise from volunteers from around the world. 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Dhondup Wangchen had been detained shortly after completing filming for a documentary called “Leaving Fear Behind”. His film portrays the actual living conditions in occupied Tibet and features interviews with Tibetans talking about the situation in Tibet. It was shot secretly and smuggled out of the country in March, 2008, just days before mass demonstrations erupted around the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day.</p> <p>In Dhondup Wangchen’s own words: “At a time of great difficulty and a feeling of helplessness, [the idea of our film is to] get some meaningful response and results. It is very difficult [for Tibetans] to go to Beijing and speak out there. So that is why we decided to show the real feelings of Tibetans inside Tibet through this film.” His family believes he has been tortured while imprisoned, and that he has contracted Hepatitis B and that his health is failing.</p> <p>His wife, Lhamo Tso, has been living under hard conditions since she escaped to India and has had to support not only her four children, but also the parents of her husband. She is now living in the United States. Lhamo Tso is in San Francisco to build awareness of the case of her husband, and to campaign for his release. She needs your help to free her husband, support their 4 children and Dhondup’s parents.</p> <h2>Watch "LEAVING FEAR BEHIND"</h2> <script src="Scripts/swfobject_modified.js" type="text/javascript"></script><object width="480" height="360"> <param name="movie" value="http://fpdownload.adobe.com/strobe/FlashMediaPlayback.swf" /><param name="flashvars" value="src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.friends-of-tibet.org%2Fvideo%2FLFB720.flv&amp;poster=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.friends-of-tibet.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FDhondupWangchen_BildDechenPemba.jpg" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://fpdownload.adobe.com/strobe/FlashMediaPlayback.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="360" flashvars="src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.friends-of-tibet.org%2Fvideo%2FLFB720.flv&amp;poster=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.friends-of-tibet.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FDhondupWangchen_BildDechenPemba.jpg"></embed></object><script type="text/javascript"> <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!-- swfobject.registerObject("FLVPlayer"); //--><!]]> </script><p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/committee-to-protect-journalists/anxiety-for-dhondup-wangc_b_3332566.html" target="_blank">Committee to Protect Journalists says this is a dangerous time for Dhondup Wangchen</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/news/lhamo-tso-wife-imprisoned-tibetan-filmmaker-dhondup-wangchen-granted-us-political-asylum">Lhamo Tso granted political asylum in US</a></p> <p><a href="http://freetibetanheroes.org/dhondup-wangchens-wife-launches-campaign-for-jigme-gyatso">Dhondup Wangchen’s wife launches campaign for Jigme Gyatso</a></p> <p><a href="http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/">Free Tibetan Heroes Website</a></p> <p><strong>United States of America on Dhondup Wangchen</strong> <strong>US government and lawmakers on Dhondup Wangchen</strong></p> <p>State Departement: <a href="http://1.usa.gov/14H4eht">http://1.usa.gov/14H4eht</a></p> <p>Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi: <a href="http://www.democraticleader.gov/news/press/pelosi-statement-tibetan-uprising-day">http://www.democraticleader.gov/news/press/pelosi-statement-tibetan-upri...</a></p> <p>US State Department highlights Dhondup Wangchen's case <a href="http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/04/22/state-departement-highlights-dhondup-wangchen-as-an-emblematic-case-of-threats-to-journalists/">http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/04/22/state-departement-highlights-d...</a></p> <p>Public recognition in US for Dhondup Wangchen - CPJ US award for Dhondup Wangchen <a href="http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/11/20/press-freedom-prize-goes-to-dhondup-wangchen-and-three-journalists/">http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/11/20/press-freedom-prize-goes-to-dh...</a></p> <p>Support for Dhondup Wangchen in US, experienced by the public, Lhamo Tso in the US <a href="http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/04/30/itinerary-of-lhamo-tso/">http://www.filmingfortibet.org/2012/04/30/itinerary-of-lhamo-tso/</a></p> <p>The Bay Area Friends of Tibet – an organization advocating for Tibetans’ rights since 1983 – believes the case of Dhondup Wangchen highlights the urgent need for basic human rights and democratic freedoms in Chinese-occupied Tibet. 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