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|Friday, June 1st, 2012|
21 Tibetan Buddhist Icons
Hey guys! I'm going to Ladakh (aka "Little Tibet", the nothernmost state in India) this summer and I'm SO excited! I've never been there before, it will be my first time at such high altitude. I'm going to stay with the family of our resident lama and visit the capital city, witness the village life in the mountains and see the monasteries. If anyone has experienced this, I would love to hear about it (you can comment here or message me)! HERE @ jewelotus
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|Saturday, May 21st, 2011|
|Saturday, May 29th, 2010|
News from www.handsoffcain.info
CHINA: TIBETAN GETS SUSPENDED DEATH SENTENCE FOR RIOTS
May 26, 2010: the Lhasa Intermediate People's Court in China sentenced Tibetan Sonam Tsering, 23, to a suspended death sentence, the India-based Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy said.
Tsering, who was born in Ganzi, allegedly rioted and led others to riot in 2008 by setting cars and shops on fire and overturning police vehicles.
The Center said Sonam Tsering is the seventh Tibetan so far to be sentenced to death for the riots, including two already executed.
Beijing says the demonstrations were part of a violent campaign organized by the Dalai Lama and his supporters to throw off Chinese rule in Tibet and sabotage the Beijing Olympics in August 2008.
The Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet 50 years ago amid an uprising against Chinese rule, has denied the charge and says he seeks only significant autonomy for Tibet under continued Chinese rule.
For further information: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAMqM2_Dwudz52KLQeY2ZKFQq9-gD9FUVC0G0
|Sunday, January 17th, 2010|
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|Thursday, September 18th, 2008|
Tibetan Midwives need our help
I thought you might be interested in these links. I've been a member of the Australian Tibet Council for many years, and it still shocks me how the Chinese occupation of Tibet has resulted in horrific violations of basic human rights. In 2001 Kham Aid started a program to train local Tibetan midwives so that those native women who would otherwise receive no antenatal, intrapartum or postnatal care might benefit from the guidance of a properly trained midwife. Few Tibetan women can afford training in Chinese schools as most families try to educate their sons and break the cycle of poverty that way. Unfortunately, that means that many Tibetan women are married young and bearing their first child by 18 or 19, with no education and no way to break the cycle of poverty.
Unfortunately in 2005, Kham Aid had no choice but to cease training midwives as donations were no longer sufficient to support the program. In the four years they operated, they trained 79 midwives who provided care to 15,000 native Tibetan women, reducing mortality and morbidity at a cost of less than $6.50 per woman. By Australian standards that's ridiculously cheap. It costs only $1,500 to train one midwife in Tibet.
Kham Aid are eager to restart their midwifery training program and it's something that I would personally love to be involved in when I have more experience and can offer my skills as a volunteer. However, in the meantime, I thought you were the best people to forward this information to. I don't know what you might do with it, but I do know that simply by sharing it, you'll be able to draw attention to the huge need for proper midwifery care in Tibet.Kham Aid Midwifery Program Program DetailsWomen in Tibet (article)
For the Report by TWA to the United Nation's Human Rights Council visit: Tibetan Women's Association UN Report
I've made a donation, but I'm just one person. The only contacts I have are poor students like myself. If there's anyone you can think of who might be interested in helping, or if you can think of a way to help Kham Aid continue to train Tibetan midwives, many thanks.
x-posted to free_tibet
|Sunday, September 7th, 2008|
Remembering Taktser Rinpoche
Dalai Lama's brother dies in USPosted Sat Sep 6, 2008 7:39pm AEST
The Dalai Lama's brother, a Buddhist monk turned CIA translator who helped train Tibetan resistance fighters in a guerrilla war against Chinese rule, has died at his US home. He was 86.
The death of Taktser Rinpoche marked more than the passing of a major figure from the heyday of the Tibetan independence movement because it comes amid growing concern about the Dalai Lama's health, and the diminishing possibility of any negotiated settlement of the Tibet issue.
"His death is likely to add a much-needed sense of urgency and seriousness to the dialogue process between China and the exiles," Tibet expert at Columbia University in New York, Robbie Barnett, said.
A family member confirmed Takster Rinpoch's death. ( Read more...Collapse )
x-posted to tibetanbuddhism Current Mood: sad
|Sunday, August 31st, 2008|
The "Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty" and the "Italian Radicals" joined officially the nonviolent initiative promoted by the Tibetan Government in exile.
The “Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty” and the “Italian Radicals” joined officially the nonviolent initiative promoted by the Tibetan Government in exile. For the first time, the Tibetan authorities in exile in Dharamsala, India, have suggested to the Tibetan diaspora, to the Tibetan living in China and to all the supporters of their struggle, an extraordinary, coordinated mobilization. On Saturday, August 30th anybody who wants show his own support for the Tibetans and for the Dalai Lama Nonviolent struggle, have been encouraged by the Tibetan Prime Minister, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, to observe a symbolic 12-hour long fasting. The Fasting shall be observed from 7/8 a.m. till 7/8 p.m. for 12 hours. The President of the Tibetan Government in Exile asks to observe fasting, silence, meditation and prayers, but he also encourages to spread information to support the cause of Free Tibet, to urge the choice of a dialog and the need to say the truth on a regime which, for 60 years, has been occupying and repressing the so called “ Roof of the world”.
This morning, trough a letter signed by Marco Pannella, Marco Perduca, Matteo Mecacci and Maurizio Turco, the Nonviolent Radical Party informed the President Samdhong Rinpoche, located in Dharamsala that the Radicals will give their support, once again, to the Tibetan authorities by adhering to their initiative.
By adhering, the leaders of the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty stressed the importance of the active nonviolent initiative, promoted and coordinated for the first time by the top democratic leaders of the Tibetan Government in exile in India , and they reiterated their willingness to support their proposals for autonomy. Furthermore, they reaffirmed the opportunity to make public, preemptively, the plan which is going to be submitted to the Chinese Authorities by a delegation which will be sent in October to Beijing from the Dalai Lama.
We ask you, this time, to join not only us, but the whole Tibetan Community. http://www.radicalparty.org/appello_tibet/form.php?lang=en
|Friday, August 22nd, 2008|
Beijing: Tibetan Flag Salute - Aug. 21, 2008August 22nd Update:
Four Sentenced to Ten Days ‘Administrative Detention’ Breaking news– the embassies of the four Tibet activists arrested early on August 21 have told family members that they have been sentenced to 10 days “administrative detention” by Chinese police. Under Chinese law, Chinese police can subject people to the punishment of administrative detention without a trial or court hearing This follows on yesterday’s sentencing of six other Tibet supporters in Beijing to the same punishment. Little else is known at this time but Students for a Free Tibet will fight this however we can and we will post additional information as we learn more.What You Can Do To Help
1) Create your own videos and images in support of Florian, Jeremy, John and Mandie and submit them to: http://freetibet2008.tv/submit/
. We will air them on the Windhorse report and promote them on our site.
2) For the U.S. citizens, you can call the US Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee at +1 202 225 5021. Politely express your concern and encourage them to urge the Chinese government to respect the rights of all those detained.
3) Send emails and letters of support to: email@example.com
4) Download the Rangzen Fist 4 badge
image and post it on your blog or profile.
5) Watch and share Florian Norbu’s video statement. ( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: busy
|Tuesday, August 19th, 2008|
|Saturday, August 9th, 2008|
We already won a gold medal? That's interesting...
Anyone else here NOT watching any of the Olympics? I know it's not much compared to the awesome demonstrations so many other supporters have done this year but I feel like it is the one thing I can do!
I'll put the rest of my little rant behind a cut...( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: indescribable
|Sunday, June 22nd, 2008|
About the film "Sunrise/Sunset. Dalai Lama XIV"
Russian premiere is on 21st June as part of Perspectives Competition Program at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival (Oktyabr Cinema Center)
Moscow premiere is on July 6, on birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Khudozhestvenny Russian Premiere Center)
"Sunrise/Sunset" is not yet another film about a prominent figure. It is a unique documentary to get a real feeling of and hopefully understand a personality that has been a major focus for millions around the world. He is called a wolf in a lamb's skin in his homeland which is in nowadays China, while in America, for instance, he is declared the most outstanding person of ever living on the planet.
|Friday, May 30th, 2008|
I noticed this is still going around the 'net....
a comprehensive article debunking the accusation that these are Chinese Military men who are dressed as Monks and have caused the recent riots in Lhasa.
It all revolves around this picture:
Don't believe the hype. It hurts the cause. Current Mood: busy
|Thursday, May 29th, 2008|
|Friday, April 25th, 2008|
|Thursday, April 17th, 2008|
free Tibet from Dalai Lama
English Transcription of the second video, from beginning to middle. (i stopped typing it because it turned out much longer than i expected. Just read the captions in the video)
«They gave Dalai Lama the nobel peace prize, saying that he used peaceful means to protect human rights. No such thing. Let me show you some history. Let's see, this is how Tibet, the high class people the Dalai Lama people abuse human rights. Human skin torn out. They said, Dalai Lama commanded — we need to do some religious ceremony and need human skin and they tear out human skin. Human skin. Everybody see, serf's (the lowest caste of Tibetan society) eyes scourged out. Eyes scourged out. From here, chopped off. How it looks like after hand is chopped off. This is the bones of the serf's thigh used to make horn. I take out a few photos to let you all see. This man's arm was chopped off. This is human skin. Adult human skin. Children human skin. All this is gotten — that's why I'm telling you all — Tibet such a dark place — thousand years of darkness, only one party, the Chinese Communist Party, can deal with it. Can solve this problem. Let the Communist solve the problem already. So why you Li Ao is saying this? Because history recorded this, it's recorded this way. »
«Cannot solve the proble with Tibet's darkness. Can you see, now so many international records of human rights abuse, yet he received the Nobel Peace prize. You say, is it scary? Too scary. But you all take a look, Dalai Lama his own self is not too complicated. You see, this is he as a child. Dalai Lama and me are the same age. We were both born in 1935. I was born in April, he was born in July. He is a farmer family child in Qinghai, so, didn't I say before, when the 13th Dala Lama died, he was facing the North East, so they believe that the reincarnation of Dalai Lama must be in the north east, so they go north east and found Qinghai and found him, 2 years after the death of 13th Dala Lama, and say he is the reincarnation of Dalai Lama. By weird circumstances, that's how he became the leader of Tibet. History is this simple. »
«So when Nobel prize is given to Dalai Lama (this is my essay... this is a very ridiculous) because Dalai Lama in the struggle to free Tibet, kept on opposing violence, and advocated using peaceful means based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and culture of Tibet. What type of culture? The culture of removing human eyes and cutting one's hands! This type of uncivilized, this type of domination? Such a horrible leader, such a ridiculous administration, supported and affirmed by international emperialism, further, to give him a beautiful halo — by giving him a Nobel peace prize. That's what a peace prize really is. »
«So I'm so angry when i heard this. But how to solve it? We build this railway across it. Did you see it? This year, July 1st, No 1 Qinghai-Tibet railway all the way to Lhasa, into it. You still gonna make noise? »
See also: 14th Dalai Lama↗. Quote:
«In October 1998, the Dalai Lama's administration acknowledged that it received US$1.7 million a year in the 1960s from the U.S. Government through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and had also trained a guerrilla army in Colorado, (USA). »
Quote from 2008 unrest in Tibet↗:
«Chinese newspaper China Daily reported that there has been bias in Western media's coverage of the rioting in Tibet, especially in the captioning and cropping of images and deliberate mispresentation of the situation. The newspaper pointed out Western media sources such as Washington Post used pictures of baton-wielding Nepalese police in clashes with Tibetan protesters in Kathmandu, claiming that the officers were Chinese police. The article stated that Chinese netizens across Beijing were angered by what they saw "biased and sometimes dishonest" reporting by Western media. CNN's John Vause, who reported this story, responded to the criticism saying "...technically it was impossible to include the crashed car on the left..."»
« On March 24, 2008, the German TV news channel RTL disclosed that one photograph depicting rioters had been erroneously captioned. Separately, another German station, n-tv, admitted that it had mistakenly aired footage from Nepal during a story on Chinese riots. »
|Monday, April 14th, 2008|