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Tenzin Choegyal, a Compassionate Voice from Tibet

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Singer Tenzin Choegyal was born in Tibet. He writes songs that draw on his past and his world travels. With Jesse Paris Smith he performs in the studio, and talks with David Garland.

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The Takeaway

Drama With The Dalai Lama

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In China, government officials are locked in a bureaucratic battle with the Dalai Lama over the Tibetan Buddhist leader's plans for the afterlife.   

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New Sounds

With Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For this New Sounds, Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist/composer Anton Batagov discuss their recent musical collaboration - "Tayatha."

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PRI's The World

Prejudice, exclusion and sexism is all part of life for a Tibetan migrant in Beijing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.

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New Sounds

New Sounds From Tibet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music that was inspired by Tibet.  We'll hear "Karma Shadub," for violin and chorus by violinist/composer Paul Giger, based on centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist chant .  Plus, music from Minnesota-based composer/guitarist Steve Tibbetts, along with music from Philip Glass's Tibetan-inspired works as well.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Sunday, June 01, 2014

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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WNYC News

The Art that Shows How Buddha Cures

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Visual arts had a special role in the development of Tibetan medicine.

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New Sounds

New Sounds From Tibet

Sunday, December 08, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that was inspired by Tibet.  We'll hear "Karma Shadub," for violin and chorus by violinist/composer Paul Giger, based on centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist chant .  Plus, music from Minnesota-based composer/guitarist Steve Tibbetts, along with music from Philip Glass's Tibetan-inspired works as well.

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New Sounds

With Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov

Friday, June 14, 2013

For this New Sounds, Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist and composer Anton Batagov discuss their recent musical collaboration. Their beautiful and unusual record, "Tayatha" (a Sanskrit word that means literally, “it is like this,”) is a striking and meditative dialogue between Lhamo’s voice and Batagov’s spacious, well-chosen piano melodies.  Referencing their shared practice of Buddhism, and their shared belief in music’s power to shift the world, Batagov and Lhamo make post-minimalist music that has a sense of offering.  They are part of the day-long Bang on a Can Marathon taking place this Sunday, 6/16 at the Schimmel Center. 

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Thursday, May 23, 2013

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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On Being

Thupten Jinpa — Translating the Dalai Lama [remix]

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thupten Jinpa, a Buddhist scholar and former monk, is the Dalai Lama's chief English translator. He shares the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism that can't be conveyed in public teachings, and what happens when this ancient tradition meets modern science

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On Being

[Unedited] Thupten Jinpa with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thupten Jinpa, a Buddhist scholar and former monk, is the Dalai Lama's chief English translator. He shares the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism that can't be conveyed in public teachings, and what happens when this ancient tradition meets modern science

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tibet Wild

Monday, February 11, 2013

In his book Tibet Wild, leading field biologist George Schaller talks about how more roads, homes, and grazing livestock, and are increasingly causing clashes between the wildlife and people.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tibet Today

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Joshua Eaton, a journalist who has been covering Tibet from the U.S., explains the reasons behind the recent uptick in self-immolation incidents there and the goals of these protests.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of Things

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Fred Kaplan of Slate talks about his new book on David Petraeus and continues the discussion on President Obama's picks for his next national security team, including Chuck Hagel. Plus: Analysis of Governor Christie's State of the State address; reaction to yesterday's federal ruling that limits NYPD stop-and-frisk procedures; and background on Tibet's recent increase in self-immolation protests.

New Sounds

New Sounds From Tibet

Thursday, November 22, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to music that was inspired by Tibet.  We'll hear "Karma Shadub," for violin and chorus by violinist/composer Paul Giger, based on centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist chant .  Plus, music from Minnesota-based composer/guitarist Steve Tibbetts, along with music from Philip Glass's Tibetan-inspired works as well.

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Strangers

Lhakpa Tsering: Man on Fire

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A boy escapes to a foreign country by himself, on foot, with no money or passport. He grows up to set himself on fire and lives to tell the tale?

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Friday, February 10, 2012

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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Features

Tibet, Through the Lens of Comics

Friday, December 09, 2011

Conceptions of Tibet are the subject of a new exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art that aims to examine the region through the lens of comics.

The exhibit, "Hero, Villain, Yeti," includes more than 50 comic books from the U.S. Europe and Asia and features characters like the Green Lama and Bugs Bunny.

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New Sounds

New Sounds From Tibet

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to music that was inspired by Tibet.  We'll hear "Karma Shadub," for violin and chorus by violinist/composer Paul Giger, based on centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist chant .  Plus, music from Minnesota-based composer/guitarist Steve Tibbetts, along with music from Philip Glass's Tibetan-inspired works as well. 

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