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Yoga moves at Keydong Nunnery

Longtime AHF supporter Catherine Cussaguet shares her experience teaching the little nuns of Keydong some serious yoga moves.

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Reviving a temple: Final pieces of the Thubchen puzzle

What does it take to revive an ancient temple? Two decades of total commitment, meticulous artistry, and detective work with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

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Dog day afternoon

In Nepal, every dog really does have its day. During the Kukur Tihar festival, canines get the royal treatment.

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Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, passes away

Our condolences to the family of Junko Tabei; she passed away on Thursday at the age of 77. Junko was the first woman to climb Mt. Everest.

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Keeping connected in Miao

Tibetans in the settlement of Miao went for years without any access to the internet—or even knowing what a computer could be used for.

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Summer's end, the Yartung Horse Festival

Yar tun marks the end of the lazy days of the growing season and the start of the hard work of the harvest. The ancient festival was revived in Lo Manthang about 15 years ago.

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Meet the first Loba doctor

When Wangdi was a young boy growing up in a low-caste village near Lo Manthang, he witnessed his sister’s death—something that could have been prevented if there had been medical care available.

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For Tibetans, 'tis the season for sweaters

While spending some time in South India with his family this month, Tibetan Field Director Tsedo couldn’t help but do some field work and visit the Tibetan communities there.

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Doctor's orders? See a doctor!

Many Tibetans in Tashiling Settlement used to wait to see a doctor until their illnesses became severe—or until it was too late.

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Tiger numbers rise, but so does poaching

Wild tiger populations have risen for the first time in a century. But poaching, too, has spiked, and tiger farms are only feeding the demand.

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