Thank you for joining this Khabda!
This summer, Machik Khabda returned with an exploration on the experience of resettlement for Tibetan drokpas (nomadic pastoralists) over the past two decades. Illuminating this shared experience felt by many on the Tibetan plateau, we featured the short story The Valley of the Black Foxes by critically acclaimed writer Tsering Dondrup.
This story has sparked an intensive discussion on the experience of resettlement among Tibetans inside Tibet and we convened a global community through Khabda, from July 19-25, to reflect together on the effects of the uprooting and mass relocation of drokpa communities over this past generation.
To learn more about this Khabda, please visit here.
WHAT IS KHABDA?
Khabda in Tibetan means an informal chat or conversation. In the spirit of transgressing the boundaries between contemporary Tibet and the global context, Machik is launching Khabda as a platform for local communities world-wide to explore books, film, art, music and other Tibetan cultural forms emerging from inside Tibet today.
On a set week every two months, each Khabda will focus on a specific reading or viewing selection curated by the Machik team or a guest convener. Some sessions will spotlight a Tibetan storyteller or dynamic cultural producer, while others will feature a theme or topic that is trending in cultural conversations inside Tibet.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CONVERSATION
Machik's Khabda is a global conversation. That means we'll be organizing Khabda gatherings in local communities world-wide. Venues will range from coffee shops and living rooms to campus dorms and restaurants. Some will be a group of friends gathering over afternoon tea, while others could be a potluck dinner or after-dinner drinks at a local watering-hole. Each local conversation will be unique, and we'll be looking forward to hearing about each one through the hashtag #machikkhabda on social media. See you there!
To learn more about becoming a local Khabda host in your community, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.