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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Thupten Dadak
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Thupten Dadak was born in Dingri, Tibet. He moved to India with his family when he was young. Dadak is a former Gyuto monk. He moved to Minnesota in 1986. Dadak was an instrumental figure in assisting Tibetans moving to Minnesota as part of the United States Tibetan Resettlement Project. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, life as a monk, having an American wife, deciding to come to Minnesota, Tibet, politics, Buddhism, U.S. Tibet Committee (USTC), deciding to leave monastic life, United States Tibetan Resettlement Project, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM), His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leading Tibetan community in Minnesota, community, educating Westerners about Tibet, Tibetan traditions, preserving Tibetan culture, differences and similarities between Tibetan and American values, aiding Tibetans in Tibet, finding work in Minnesota, starting business, non-violence, China, Tibetan Education Action, learning from Americans, starting monastery in Minnesota, holy sites, retiring.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
33 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:38:36 running time
Creation Narrator: Dadak, Thupten
Interviewer: Lama, Tsewang Sangmo
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/26/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'