Posts Tagged ‘Tibet’

Dalai Lama Undergoes Medical Tests

August 29, 2008

[from The Boston Globe]

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, waves from inside a car as he arrives at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. The Dalai Lama, was suffering from exhaustion and has canceled two planned international trips to undergo medical tests, his office said Wednesday. [story] [latest news]


Tibet Freedom Torch in Vancouver May 10

May 6, 2008

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TIBETAN FREEDOM TORCH in Vancouver on Saturday, May 10 – 12:00 noon to 4:30pm [details]

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Peace Walk: Kornfield Interview and Slideshow

April 23, 2008

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BPF hosted a beautiful peace walk for Burma the day the Olympic torch came to the USA.

[Watch a 3-minute video of] a wonderful interview with Jack Kornfield after the Golden Gate peace walk and also a slideshow from that day which has the walk and also the protests from around the city that day including the Tibetans, Burma activists etc.

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A Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet Conflict

April 7, 2008

image - BCA HQ - from“As leaders of the Buddhist Churches of America we support the efforts of the Dalai Lama to bring the recent conflicts between the people of Tibet and the Chinese authorities to a non-violent resolution. His stature as an internationally respected religious leader . . .” [full statement]

Meditative Peace Walk: Golden Gate Bridge

April 6, 2008

image - Burma monks - from www.bpf.orgTell anyone you know in the area about this event in San Francisco led by Burmese monks and Buddhist clergy, including Jack Kornfield and other senior teachers, on Wednesday, April 9.

On April 9, San Francisco hosts the US stage of the relay taking the Olympic torch to Beijing. No other North American city is directly involved. Please send metta to those on the peace walk in San Francisco that day.

For other actions you can take, click here (then scroll down).

An Appeal to the Chinese People

March 29, 2008

image - H H The Dalai Lama - from www.tibet.netAn Appeal to the Chinese People from
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Today, I extend heartfelt greetings to my Chinese brothers and sisters round the world, particularly to those in the People’s Republic of China. In the light of the recent developments in Tibet, I would like to share with you my thoughts concerning relations between the Tibetan and Chinese peoples, and to make a personal appeal to you all. [full text]

Global Day of Action – Monday, 31 March 2008

March 29, 2008

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Vigil for Tibet
Monday, 31 March 2008
4:30 to 7:30 PM
Chinese Consulate, 3380 Granville Street

The Canada Tibet Committee

March 21, 2008

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The Canada Tibet Committee is an independent non-governmental organisation of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, who are concerned about the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet.

[Rally tomorrow at the VAG and on to the Chinese consulate]

Tibet: Support the Dalai Lama

March 21, 2008

image - China-Tibet - from Wikipedia[related news items]

Over 570,000 signatures so far, aiming for a million . . .

Sign the Petition!

[message from Avaaz follows – forwarded by Jennifer]

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BPF Statement on the Uprisings in Tibet

March 14, 2008

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As hundreds of Buddhist monks and ordinary citizens take to the streets of Lhasa protesting Chinese occupation of Tibet, like their brothers & sisters in Burma last September, they have been met with beatings and bullets. Lhasa’s Drepung, Sera, and Ganden monasteries have been closed and surrounded by troops for the last three days. Yet the monks are undeterred, and continue to protest in Tibet’s cities wherever possible.

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