Lobsang Wangyal is a social justice warrior based in McLeod Ganj, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, using his writing, photojournalism, and events productions to support Tibet and its people. Here is a page of his works, and here is his Wikipedia page. His daily work is his news website TibetSun.com, where he posts unique stories on exile Tibetan affairs, and publishes opinions, features, and interviews from other Tibetans. Some of the kudos he has received over the years are posted here.
Indian passport for exile Tibetans: A big multi-year project has been the PIL (Public Interest Litigation) which he initiated in 2016 for implementation of the Indian Citizenship Act for Tibetan refugees in India. The case was won and the Delhi High Court ordered that all Tibetans who meet the criteria of being Indian citizens by birth to be treated as Indians, and to be issued passports upon applying. This caused a big shake-up in the exile Tibetan community as well as Tibetan and Indian governments — mostly good, and the positive end results will be seen in history. Since then he has been busy following up with filing cases to get local officials to obey this order, and also giving his services as a consultant to Tibetans navigating the process of passport application. Details about the passport litigation and issues are on his website ExileTibetans.com.
As a result of this activity, Lobsang now counsels exile Tibetans in India and helps them through the process for obtaining Indian passport, and counsels exile Tibetans worldwide who hold citizenship in other countries, helping them through the process for obtaining Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status. (Since all this work is viewed by Tibetans as “within family”, he is rarely reimbursed for any expenses incurred doing this!)
Tibetan-English dictionary: His next big project, which we will do together, is an online contemporary Tibetan-English dictionary, to live at his website ExileTibetans.com.
Lobsang doesn’t fit in a “sector” or a niche, so hasn’t been able to attract mainstream recognition, funding, or support. Then, there is hesitance to ask, as Tibetan culture looks down on tooting your own horn. As alternative as LW is, he is still very much a product of his culture!
So here i am tooting it for him. 🎉 🎉 🎉
All Lobsang’s works are for Tibet and for dharma. I have been working and traveling with him for many years, and i can vouch for it — this is all he does, and it comes from his heart.
Below are Lobsang’s current doings and needs. There is more on his own website about Lobsang, and an overview of his event productions. Much of his work is listed on his Wikipedia page, and coming up is a complete list of his life works.
Through supporting Lobsang, you support those things, which are all for Tibet and for dharma. If you would like to help,
- You can contact me here.
- At GoGetFunding you can support his general works.
- On another GoGetFunding page you can specifically support his work enabling Indian passport for Tibetans.
- Donate button is coming for this page!
How to support these works
For now you can contact Lobsang here.
this page revised 14 jun 2019.