Activist Morup Namgyal (left) and filmmaker Erik Koto (right) spent six years together capturing a cultural revival moment in India. (Photo courtesy of Erik Koto)

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016
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Who’s out protesting the Chinese President?

Protestors representing Tibet, Taiwan, the Falun Gong and pro-democracy movements turned out for day one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.
Sep 23, 2015
Lobsang Dargey in a video about Path America. (Screen shot of Path America YouTube video.)

Tibetan monk-turned-developer accused of defrauding immigrants

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.
Aug 25, 2015
Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel)

5 ways to ring in the Lunar New Year in the Northwest

The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.
Jan 21, 2015
Daniel Winkler in the field with some prize mushrooms. (Photo courtesy Daniel Winkler)

Meet the fantastic fungus that fuels Tibet’s economy

Local mushroom hunter Daniel Winkler puts the fun in fungi.
Feb 3, 2014
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New Chinese highway exposes medieval Tibetan kingdom to the modern world

Cheap denim jeans replace handwoven textiles and ancient farming techniques give way to tractors as the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Lo gets a long-awaited taste of modernity. 
Jan 30, 2013
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Seattle activists hope the Arab Spring will blossom in Tibet

Local Tibetans and supporters marched from Ballard to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan new year. But instead of celebrating, the marchers carried cardboard coffins draped in Tibetan flags, to symbolize the estimated 25 monks and nuns who have self-immolated in the past year in protest of Chinese rule […]
Feb 23, 2012