Yeshe Tsogyal, Great Yogini, Great Bliss Queen and Consort of Padma Sambhava, the Precious Guru who brought the Buddha Dharma to Tibet
At least 80 people have been killed in unrest following protests by Tibetans against Chinese rule, the Tibetan government in exile says. ...
Hong Kong Cable TV reported that about 200 military vehicles, each carrying 40 to 60 armed soldiers, had driven into the city.
Loudspeakers broadcast messages, such as: "Discern between enemies and friends, maintain order." ... The demonstrators, who on Friday set fire to Chinese-owed shops and hurled rocks at local police, have been penned into an area of the old town by government forces.
The authorities in Tibet have urged the protesters to hand themselves in by midnight on Monday, promising leniency to those who surrender. BBC, 3-16-08
Human Rights Update: H.H. Dalai Lama to the World -- "Please investigate ... cultural genocide is taking place"
Excerpts from the Dalai Lama remarks to the news media:
"Please investigate.... if possible some respected organization, international organization carry entirely what is the condition, what is the situation in Tibet."
"Whether Chinese government admits or not, there is a problem. The problem is the nation with ancient cultural heritage is actually facing serious dangers.... Whether as a Tibetan nation, ancient nation with ancient cultural heritage is actually dying".
"And then also, whether intentionally or unintentionally, somewhere cultural genocide is taking place". ...
"Generally, Tibetans are following, I think quite sincerely, non-violent principles. Of course individual human beings, when emotions come out of control, then certain sort of violent actions are possible. But my principle, everybody knows is completely committed to non-violence". Reuters, 3-16-08
Human Rights Update: H.H. Dalai Lama to the Chinese -- "address the long-simmering resentment of the Tibetan people"
Global Press Freedom Update: China Tightens Screws on Press in Preparation for 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; Take A Look At Your Future
Words of Power #29: The Dalai Lama and The Blade Runner, Spiritual Challenges of the 21st Century Security Crisis, Part III
GS(3) Thunderbolt: Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the Forty-Eighth Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day
Words of Power #20: Cusco, Kyoto and The Yellow Sand Storm
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