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Twenty years is no age….

1. April 2024 Johnny Baltzersen

...for radical education reform (reading time approx. 7 min)Danish support for better education for Tibetans-in-Exile is now entering its twentieth year. It was back in 2003-04 that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark sent the 'old' CICED to Dharamsala...

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RIGLAM – the path to logical thinking

6. December 2023 Johnny Baltzersen

Riglam or Buddhist dialectical method has been practiced in Tibetan monasteries for centuries. Riglam is seen as an effective method to achieve deeper realization of Buddhism through argumentation and counter-argumentation. Anchored in the Basic Education Policy of 2004, riglam is...

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Tibetan crayon – and other new words

7. September 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

By: Johnny Baltzersen, chair, CICED  As we all know, language is constantly evolving. Words come and go. This is especially true for the Tibetan language. Since time immemorial, Tibetan has been rich in philosophical and literary concepts, and along with...

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Buddhist dialectics

9. June 2020 Johnny Baltzersen

- and other good news from the exiled Tibetan community in India  The exiled Tibetan community in India, like everyone else in the country, is also affected by COVID-19 lockdown. A reopening is currently underway, but it is uncertain how...

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Preserving language with an app

6. November 2019 Johnny Baltzersen

Tibetan language is challenged - they are doing something about it in Dharamsala  By: Johnny Baltzersen, CICED 'The overarching purpose of our work is to preserve and promote Tibetan language and culture. We aim that in five years, the majority...

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