Some weeks ago, there was a gathering of Tibetans of Mixed Parentage. I was invited to speak at the gathering about the Exile-Tibetan situation.
I, being myself a son of a Ladakhi mother and a Tibetan father, felt that this could be also a good personal experience. And it was! I am quite sure that most Tibetans of mixed parentage wonder about their own Tibetan roots and its meaning for their life. There were times when I preoccupied me a lot with these questions. But lately, I have not given too much a thought about who I am. Therefor, this gathering with a wonderful variety of people was extremely educative and showed that there is no simple solution for this “huge question about life” but a promise that those will be a rewarded who don’t stop exploring these topics with open minded people. The reward is nothing less than personal enlightenment.
I did a brief presentation at the gathering titled «Nation Building in Exile – Some remarks about Tibetans in Exile and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)». If you are curious, just flip through the slides. There are some interesting images.