The following websites provide a general starting point for those interested in learning more about the history and culture of the Tibetan people. For students interested in traveling to India with The TEXT Program, these sites also provide the essential information that you will need to conduct meaningful interviews with the Tibetans currently living in India.
http://www.dalailama.com — The principal website for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here you will find His Holiness’s travel schedule, teachings, photographs, public addresses, treatises on Tibetan history and politics, as well as a running feed on his current activities.
http://www.phayul.com — The website for Tibetan news and analysis. Everything is covered here, and the site is respected by all Tibetans, regardless of their specific opinions and persuasions.
http://www.tchrd.org — The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is a Tibetan NGO that covers human rights and the Tibetan struggle for democracy and independence within Tibet. Here you will find the annual Human Rights Report, detailing the abuses within Tibet.
http://tibetanwomen.org — The Tibetan Women’s Association, founded in 1959, aims to raise global awareness of the situation within Tibet while focusing at the same time on the social, political, and economic empowerment of all Tibetan women.
http://tibettruth.com — Tibettruth is a website devoted to Tibetan independence. On this site you will find a range of essays, info-graphics, and videos that present the case for Tibetan independence.
http://jamyangnorbu.com — Shadow Tibet, the blog hosted by Jamyang Norbu, showcases this writers’ intelligent, well informed, and decisive viewpoints. Sometimes controversial, Jamyang Norbu is always authoritative and informed. The comments to his posts are also as important as the posts themselves, if only because of the great range shown by his readers.
http://readwrite.typepad.com — TIBETSPACE, the blog hosted by the co-director of The TEXT Program, Sidney Burris, treats a range of issues relevant to Tibet, and from an American perspective: nonviolence in all its forms, contemporary Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, Tibet, India, Gandhi . . . all of these concerns find a home on Burris’s blog.