Migmar Tsering was born in Tibet in 1969 In Shigatse. From the age of 7 until 14, he attended a Chinese medium school, but was unable to find work at the end of his schooling. Therefore, in 1986 his parents sent him to Lhasa, where he worked in a Tibetan Handicraft store, in front of the Jho Kang Temple for one year.
In 1988 many of the Tibetan people protested in Lhasa against the Chinese oppression, he joined this movement as he was, and still remains, a strong believer in the freedom of Tibet. As a consequence, the Chinese police imprisoned him for one month and upon his release, he was returned to Shigatse. Afraid for his safety, a relative, sent him to Dharamsala India in 1988.
While in Dharamsala, he received a golden opportunity from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to continue his studies. He attended Bir school for three years, studying hard to learn the English Language.
In 1991 due to personal circumstances, he returned to Tibet, where he then worked as a tour guide until 1996. Through his hard work and dedication, he was then fortunate enough to open his own travel agency in Tibet until 2008. During this time, he again dedicated his focus towards helping the Tibetan cause and promoting both the beauty of Tibet and the Tibetan situation to foreign tourists.
Again in 2008 his safety was in jeopardy and had to escape to India due to his and his family’s political involvement in the cause.
For Migmar the study of languages is his passion and he is now fluent in Tibetan, English, Chinese and is currently studying German in Dharamsala. He hopes in the future to also learn French and to pass on his knowledge to others.
Migmar is an original committee member of Ratna Tara Trust and believes strongly that all young people should have equal opportunity to further their education, just as he
was given. He continues to work hard to give this opportunity to all Tibetan people.