from the website links I'm also quoting books and films on Tibet
worth reading/watching. The links are not in any particular order
- please review all of them to find what interests you.
Go to: websites books films
International Tibet Support Group
Planet site on Tibet - some useful free information
Information Network - and independent source of news and research
Himalayan Art Resources -
a comprehensive research database, a virtual museum, of Himalayan
and Tibetan art, culture,
and history (out of New York)
Voice of Tibet - an independent
Tibetan exile internet radio station.
Tibetan Government in Exile -
the official website. In the official site of His Holines the
Dalai Lama's Teachings -
a program of lectures and travels of the Dalai Lama
Bön - The Pre-Buddhist Religion of Tibet
Italian Charity website building schools in Tibet
Environmental Watch - also plenty of maps and sateliet images
Heritage Fund - Berlin-based non profit organisation devoted
toprotecting the cultural heritage of Tibet
A private website with lots of info and link on Tibetan Buddhism.
of Tibet from New Zealand. Lots of useful information about the Tibetan
Frontline" - a Chinese-sponsored article in an Indian
magazine. See what 'the other side' has to say.
Alphabet - Find out more about this unique alphabet and language
The Tibet Map Institute based
in France. Excellent and detailed maps of Tibet.
Patric French: “Tibet, Tibet – A personal History of a Lost Land”
ISBN 0 00 717755 0, Published 2004 - My favorite Tibetan read. Very
well research - covers nearly every aspect of the Tibetan affairs.
Much more thatn a trael log - makes you read it twice.
Tsering Shakya: “The Dragon in the Land of Snows: History of Modern
Tibet since 1947”
Heinrich Harrer: “Seven Years in Tibet”
Sorrel Wilby “Journey Across Tibet”
Fosco Maraini “Secret Tibet”
“Tibet -Turning the Wheel of Life”
“The visions of Buddha”
James Hilton “Lost Horizon” First publihsed in 1933
– a work of fiction which coind the term ‘Shangri La”
“Seven years in Tibet” by Jean-Jaques
Annaud, with Brad Pitt. Based on the book by Heinrich
Good and authentic, even though
made in Hollywood.
“Kundun” by Martin Scorsese. Its musical
scroe by Phillip Glass has been nominated for an Oscar in
1997. You need to know a bit about
the film properly. Visually stunning.
“What remains of us” - A documentary, shot
over an eight-year period, was done secretly without the
in order to protect the lives of the participating Tibetan
persons. Made by the two non-professional Canadian directors
Latulippe and François Prévost. Shown mainly at film festivals
to closed audiences.