Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sunbeaten Path, Search for Drime Kunden

THOUGHTS ON A DHARAMSALA ‘FILMING TIBET’ FESTIVAL In the few movies made in Tibet a businessman uses his wealth for a road movie search for living exemplars of unconditional compassion, ready to give away even their own children, their own … Continue reading

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FUNGAL ECONOMY OF NOMADIC TIBET: HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?

YARTSA BOOM TIME: THE CATERPILLAR FUNGUS ECONOMY OF THE GRASSLANDS Of all the medicines coming from Tibet, the most valuable, so costly it is an asset class of its own, is almost weightless, not at all suited to being measured … Continue reading

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Copper and gold mining in Tibet

THE GOLDEN VISION OF TIBET’S COPPER- COLOURED MOUNTAINS IN CHINA’S CENTRAL PLANS [A shorter version of this detailed analysis was published by China Dialogue on 5 September 2011] Gold and copper are at the heart of China‚Äôs 12th Five-Year Plan … Continue reading

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CRISIS? WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS?

FINDING AUTHENTIC, SKILFUL BUDDHIST RESPONSES TO THE PLANETARY DEBATE Presented to Global Buddhist Congregation, Delhi, November 2011, convened by Asoka Mission Gabriel Lafitte [DISCLAIMER: This presentation makes a case for inner transformation as the foundation for effective action in the … Continue reading

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