Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office 4516  x skan034 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office 4517  x skan035 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet 4518  x skan050 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in 4519  x skan051 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet 4520  x skan052 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet 4521  x skan053 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet 4522  x skan054 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures 4523  x skan055 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures 4524  x skan056 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4525  x skan235 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4526  x skan386 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet 4527  x skan387 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4528  x skan389 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4529  x skan390 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4530  x skan392 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4531  x skan393 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4532  x skan406 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures 4533  x skan407 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4534  x skan408 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4535  x skan409 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4536  x skan410 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4537  x skan411 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4538  x skan412 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures 4539  x skan413 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach 4540  x skan414 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach 4541  x skan415 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach 4542  x skan417 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach 4543  x skan418 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet 4544  x skan419 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet 4545  x skan420 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet 4546  x skan421 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 4547  x skan422 Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre   Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India   photo gallery

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