“a Blogsite for the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas (www.artibet.com)”
A blog run by Sidney Burris, a professor at the University of Arkansas who directs the Honors Studies Program and the Religious Studies Program. For two years, Professor Burris has been team-teaching courses with Geshe Thupten Dorjee in Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Culture, as well as a course in the history and practice of Non-Violence centered around Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and the Dalai Lama.
Geshe Thupten Dorjee left Tibet in 1959 and was educated at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India. Together they founded The Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas, and are dedicated to promoting awareness in Arkansas and America of the Tibetan situation. Their blog site TIBETSPACE is designed to provide readers with the kind of things that will give them a historical understanding of Tibet and its current political dilemma. They believe that before Americans can intelligently offer their support of the Tibetan cause, they need to understand the roots, both philosophical and historical, of the Tibetan situation.