Videotaping Elders in Nepal, March 4, 2015
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery Art Show Benefit, March 14, 2015
Library of Congress Delivery, November 2012
International Collaboration, March 2012
Praise from Dalai Lama, Oct 2010
Audience with Dalai Lama, Oct 2010
Dalai Lama's Request, March 2010
Eyewitness Accounts, July 2009
IN THE NEWS
TOHP Board Member Elected to ParliamentJuly 15, 2016 - TOHP's Board Member, Pema Delek, who serves as our Tibetan Government Liaison, was chosen to be a member of Parliament representing the Khampa people. Congratulations to Pema Delek for this well-deserved honor! He has worked tirelessly for the Tibetan cause, for former resistance fighters and for TOHP. Thanks to his dedicated efforts on our behalf, the TOHP team was able to meet with His Holiness in Bylakuppe, and with key government officials and with heads of the Settlements wherever we travelled.
Successful Mission to NepalMay 1, 2015 - In April TOHP successfully documented on videotape the life stories of 52 exiled Tibetan elders living in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. Many elders bravely recalled painful or frightening memories in order to provide a true picture of what happened to them and their families in Tibet. The interviews concluded on April 21, 2015, just a few days prior to the earthquake that devastated parts of Nepal. If TOHP had not recorded the elders' oral histories at this time, it is unlikely that a trip to Nepal would have been scheduled in the near future and many in this age group might have passed away in the meantime.
TOHP Videotapes 8 Interviews in the NorthwestNovember 7, 2014 - TOHP recently completed an additional eight interviews after travelling to Seattle, Washington and Richmond, British Columbia. At the Sakya Monastery in Seattle, we had the honor of interviewing His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche, 85 years of age. His noble lineage extends back for over a thousand years. We also interviewed his wife, Her Eminence Jamyang Dagmo Kusho, who had a fascinating story of her own. Then traveling north to Canada, we videotaped the oral history of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey. Her story was very unusual. She received important Buddhist teachings at a very young age and as a teenager became a teacher herself.
TOHP Meets Tibet's Prime MinisterAugust 26, 2013 - TOHP was honored to meet with Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, during his visit to California. The Prime Minister thanked us for the work we are doing and expressed his appreciation for what we have accomplished. He then spoke of the value of the Tibetan elders' accounts to the younger generation of Tibetans, especially for those living as refugees in North America or Europe.
TOHP Delivers Collection to U.S. Library of CongressNovember 13, 2012 - President of TOHP's Board of Directors, Faye Straus, hand delivered the first set of TOHP's oral history collection to the largest library in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress. This milestone event for the project enabled TOHP to permanently archive 67 interviews with Tibetan elders in the Library's Asian Division. Read the press release.
Oral History Association Newsletter Describes TOHP's WorkSeptember 21, 2012 - Details about the Tibet Oral History Project's origins and interviews are included in this article in the Summer 2012 edition of the Oral History Association Newsletter. Read the article.
"Guns, Monks and Magic"
April 27, 2012 - Rebecca Novick interviewed a 67-year-old Tibetan monk named Yidam Kyap as part of the Tibet Oral History Project's work in the Tibetan settlement of Mundgod, India in April 2010. She recently wrote a narration of this interview titled, Guns, Monks and Magic: Tibet's Greatest Escape, which was published in the Huffington Post. Ms. Novick describes the story as "cinematic, heart-breaking, gripping -- and one that challenges any number of rather precious ideas about Tibet and its people."
TOHP Interview Featured in Huffington Post
Read Yidam Kyap’s amazing life story:
Tibet Post Features TOHP's International Collaboration
Lamorinda Weekly Details Work of TOHP's Founder
VIDEO PREMIERE AT TIBET HOUSE US, NEW YORKMarcella Adamski, Ph.D., founder and Executive Director of the Tibet Oral History Project, presented a new short film on September 7th at Tibet House US in New York. The video highlights interviews of Tibetan elders conducted in the Bylakuppe and Mungod Tibetan Settlements in India. These incredible eyewitness accounts provide a captivating glimpse into the elders' early lives in Tibet, the devastating impact of the Chinese invasion and occupation, their arduous flight into exile and their hopes for Tibet and its future generations. (This film will be available online in a few months.)
TOHP's Founder Presents His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Project's Oral Histories
“This is very good,” said His Holiness as he looked with interest at the elders’ photos. Tashi Wangdu, who attended the meeting with Adamski, noted “His Holiness was very pleased to learn that someone was fulfilling his wish to document and preserve the stories of Tibet’s oldest people.” Mr. Wangdu is former Secretary of the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India and adviser to TOHP.
TOHP is Guest Author on International Campaign for Tibet's Blog
Contra Costa Times Describes Urgency of TOHP'S Mission
The Tibet Post International Highlights TOHP's Accomplishments
International Campaign for Tibet Blogs about TOHP
Dalai Lama's Special Envoy Issues Call for Tibetans to Record Their Experiences
Lodi Gyari urged Tibetan youth in particular to learn about their family experiences from their parents and relatives. "This is a part of the legacy our Tibetan children have inherited, and it is the moral responsibility of every Tibetan family to know their history and to collect evidence of the events that have shaped their lives."
Five Interviewed Elders Passed Away