Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hundreds arrested In Lhasa

When an incident occur in Tibet, it will have a pendulum effect, the two self immolation consequently lead to arrest of hundreds.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-05302012172121.html

Compensation?

Paying out a handsome compensation is a little over the head, even the guy was tortured to death.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jail-06132012151826.html

Lone Protest in Chamdo

 It is surprising how this incident of lone protest in Chamdo city remains unknown to the local people.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-06152012140845.html

Survivor of Chinese Repression

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Forced Labour



Laogai in Tibet conference, what it is about?


When political prisoners languish in jails for many years, how they survive ? what they are forced to do ? what are the consequence of enforced labor on prisoners? How inhuman is the practice of "Labour Through Reeducation" Ch: Laogai , Is China's treatment of Tibetan  prisoners meet the international norms and  standards that guarantee the rights of the  political prisoners? These are the questions that the Laogai conference attempt to answer by inviting the former prisoners of survivors from Tibet to share their testimonials. 
Laogai in Tibet



Under the theme of Laogai in Tibet, an important conference was held on Jun 08,2012 at Rayburn building of U.S Capital . The venue was significant, as the  congressional buildings at the heart of U.S capital Washington D.C  is an important landmark, where the American ideals of freedom, liberty, justice are upheld and preserved.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Massive Security Build in Lhasa

As Chinese leader stated earlier they would declare war against Tibetan "separatists", the scene in Lhasa appear to be not less than a war zone. Read RFA's release of what stated in a Chinese official document...
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/deployed-06012012161632.html

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Self immolation Map

Self immolation spread

 unprecedented self immolation in Lhasa , a commentary.


http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/burn-05282012221023.html

Woman Warrior Torches Herself

In the 38th self-immolation, a Tibetan mother burns herself to death in protest against Chinese rule in Sichuan province.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-05302012085244.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-05302012085244.html

Self immolation in Lhasa

Two young Tibetan men set themselves on fire in Lhasa Sunday in protest against Chinese rule—the first self-immolations reported in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, according to sources.

They burned themselves in front of Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa—reputedly the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims—and were swiftly bundled away by security forces who arrived in several vehicles and cleared the area within 15 minutes, the sources said.
One of them died and the other was injured, state media reported, read more here

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-05272012123432.html

Cyber Control in Lhasa

Chinese authorities block information flows and watch for politically sensitive content.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/controls-05292012152357.html

Hundreds Detained in Lhasa

Hundreds Detained in Lhasa

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/detained-05302012172121.html
2012-05-30
Chinese police have begun a general sweep of Tibet’s capital since Sunday’s self-immolation protests.

Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.
The site of the self-immolations outside the Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa, May 27, 2012.
Chinese security forces in Lhasa have rounded up hundreds of residents and pilgrims in the wake of a fiery weekend self-immolation protest in Tibet’s capital, as the Tibetan burnings in protest against Chinese rule rage on, sources said.

Locals detained are being held in detention centers in and around Lhasa while many of those from outside the Tibet Autonomous Region have been expelled, sources said, with one estimating that about 600 Tibetans had been detained so far.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Why Study Buddhism


                       ཁྱིམ་པ་ཕོ་མོས་ནང་ཆོས་སློབ་གཉེར་དགོས་གལ་ཅི་ཕྱིར་ཆེད་
གྲ་བྱམས་པ་ཆོས་འགྲུབ་

སྟོན་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱིས། མཐུ་རྣམས་སྡིག་པ་ཆུ་ཡིས་མི་འཁྲུད་ཞིང། །འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ཕྱག་གིས་མི་སེལ་ལ། །ཉིད་ཀྱི་སྟོབས་པ་གཞན་ལ་འཕོ་མིན་ཏེ།
ཆོས་ཉིད་བདེན་པར་བསྟན་པས་གྲོལ་བར་འགྱུར། །ཞེས་གསུངས་ཡོད་པ་རེད། དང་པོ་སངས་རྒྱས་རང་ཉིད་ཀྱིས་ཆོས་རྣམས་ཀྱི་གནས་ལུགས་ཇི་ལྟ་བ་
བཞིན་དུ་རྟོགས་ཏེ་ཉམས་སུ་ལེན་པ་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་སངས་རྒྱས་པ་དང། དེ་ནས་གདུལ་བྱ་རྣམས་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ལས་གྲོལ་བའི་ཕྱིར་དུ་ཆོས་འཁོར་རིམ་པ་གསུམ་
བསྐོར་བ་རེད་མ་མཏོགས། དངོས་པོ་སྤྲོད་ལེན་བྱེད་པ་བཞིན་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བདེ་སྐྱིད་སེམས་ཅན་ལ་སྤྲོད་རྒྱུ་ཡོད་པ་དང། ལག་པས་དངོས་པོ་སོ་སོར་དབྱེ་འབྱེད་
བྱེད་པ་བཞིན། སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་ཕྱག་གིས་འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་དང་འགྲོ་བ་རྣམས་སོ་སོར་དབྱེ་འབྱེད་བྱེད་ཐབས་མེད་པ་རེད། གལ་སྲིད་དེ་ལྟར་ཡོད་ན་ཆོས་འཁོར་རིམ་པ་གསུམ་བསྐོར་དགོས་དོན་མེད་ལ། ད་ལྟར་བར་དུ་སེམས་ཅན་རྣམས་འཁོར་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་གྱི་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ནང་ལྷུང་དགོས་དོན་དེ་བས་ཀྱང་མེད།
རྒྱུ་མཚན་གཞན་ཞིག་ནི། སངས་ཀྱི་ཕྱག་གིས་འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་སེལ་རྒྱུ་ཡོད་ན་དང་པོ་སུས་སྡུག་བསྔལ་སེལ་གྱི་རེད་དམ། སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱིི་བརྩེ་བ་ཐུགས་རྗེ་
ཆེན་པོས་སེམས་ཅན་ལ་ཉེ་རིང་བྱེད་ཤེས་ཀྱི་རེད་དམ། རྒྱུ་མཚན་དེ་དག་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས།  ཆོས་ཉིད་བདེན་པར་བསྟེན་པས་གྲོལ་བར་འགྱུར། ཞེས་གསུང་བབས་ལ་བལྟས་ན། སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱིས་ཆོས་རྣམས་ཀྱི་གནས་ལུགས་ཇི་ལྟ་མཁྱེན་པ་བཞིན་གདུལ་བྱ་ལ་བསྟན་ནས་གདུལ་བྱས་ངོ་འཕྲོད་པ་བྱས་ཏེ་བླང་དོར་མ་ནོར་བའི་ཐོག་ནས་རིམ་པའི་འཁོར་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ལས་གྲོལ་དགོས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པ་ཐེ་ཚོམ་མེད་དོ། ༸གོང་ས་མཆོག་གིས་དེང་སང་ཕྱི་ཚོགས་ནང། ཆོས་ལ་དད་པ་ཡོད་མཁན་གྱི་ཁྱིམ་པ་ཕོ་མོ་ཚོས་ནང་ཆོས་ལ་སློབ་སྦྱོང་ངེས་པར་དུ་བྱེད་དགོས་པའི་བཀའ་སློབ་ཡང་ཡང་ཕེབས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པ་དེ་གནད་འགག་འདི་ཡིན་པ་བསམས་སོ།  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012



Sunday, April 22, 2012

No self immolation

For all kinds of news, there is a time when it become fatigue. Tibetan self immolation reaches over 30s now. The initial self immolation was received with great surprise and solemnity. Both the Tibetan exile and foreign media frantically covered the news and all other follow up activities. Now everyone seems to be exhausted with the news of self immolation. It has become kind of common thing and the media also start to fade interest on the issue. While all those brave men are dying in vain. It is a high time and now such drastic action being stopped for everyone.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fire raging in eastern Tibet

 detailed news release on forest fire in eastern Tibet.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/fire-04062012184524.html



A forest fire is raging in eastern Tibet with no sign of abating after almost a month.
Some Chinese illegal hunters were held responsible for igniting the forest fire in Markham in eastern Tibet. The wild fire has caused irreparable environmental damage, and has now spread to neighboring counties, Gonjon, Dragyab, and Chamdo County. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Singer sentenced.

 Tibetan singer Ugyen Tenzin sentenced for 2 years in Jail. RFA news release seen at
 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sentenced-04032012135005.html?searchterm=None

Tibetan singer, Ugyen Tenzin from Nangchen (Yushul) was sentenced to 2 years in prison around March 20th, 2012 according to letter received from Tibet.  He was charged for singing Tibetan patriotic song, for obstructing mining and for being a ringleader of mass protest in Nangchen. See previous release on the singer’s arrest by RFA http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/song-03262012190715.html
Ugyen Tenzin was also arrested and jailed for one year in  2008, which was related to his effort of stopping Chinese mining on a mountain in Nangchen
(Ugyen Tenzin’s new album for which he was arrested  in Feb was available on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3x-YQlfEIw)
In the album the singer passionately addressed his fan “I wish for a quick reunion for Tibetan brothers and sister wherever you live in this world …I am the son of snow land, I have and will continue to dedicate my life to the snow land and the Potala...”
One of the song dedicated to Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, hailing him “Tibet’s hope”.
“The distributor of the DVD song was also arrested and sentenced into 2 years , the Chinese are now looking for the composer of the lyrics” said Drudak Nyima, a Tibetan living in U.S who has contact in the region.

 Another Tibetan Urgon, and Youten Phuntsok were sentenced for 3 years and 2 years in prison respectively, on charge of political offense. Three other Tibetans (whose names unknown) were also sentenced into varying prison terms. Their arrest and sentence appeared to be connected with the mass protest in Nangchen in Feb this year, see RFA release at http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/defiant-02082012161711.html
  Early in March this year, Nangchen police issued public notice to Tibetans protesters to hand themselves in, see RFA release at http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/action-03132012194041.html
In the letter received from Tibet, and forwarded to us by a Tibetan living in US, Drudak Nyima la also stated,
 “Tibetans are given small sum of money in return for their resettlement from nomad land to modern town. All livestock are sold in whole sale to the Chinese. This campaign of encouraging Tibetans to move to the urban areas is forcefully carried out in full swing in different counties in Yushul. Tibetans in these areas are living in state of increasing anxiety and fear”.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

dog eaters

Jampa Yeshi's will

 What a courageous act,  the spirit of Tibetan people is unshakable, who knows what is the future in store for us.

http://www.tibettimes.net/news.php?showfooter=1&id=5803

Self immotion in Delhi

Monday, March 26, 2012

Popular Tibetan singer detained

A Tibetan Kham pa singer detained for his alblum. read details here..
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/song-03262012190715.html

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Muzzling Monks


Tibetan protesters were paraded in public after handing down various sentences.


Ngarong, March 18.

7 Tibetans, who are involved in a peaceful protest earlier in Kham Ngarong, were handed down various prison terms and they are paraded in public.

On January 23, during the Chinese Lunar New Year, Tibetans protested against the Chinese government. Subsequently around 17 Tibetans are arrested, out of them 7 Tibetan were sentenced by a relevant court in Sichuan province. Sentences ranging from 12years, 10 years, 8 years were announced.

On March 18th, those 17 Tibetans arrested are brought to Ngarong County from Tridu, and paraded in public in an apparent attempt to intimidate the local populace.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Art of Happiness

Reading Dalai Lama's "The Art of Happiness" is a joyful experience, profound with its simple message and common senses.

After reaching the last pages of the book, I feel  like emerging out from a long retreat and contemplation. I am  intellectually nourished and physically reinvigorated. It was one of such books, that really have enriched my knowledge, perspectives and understanding of human psychology, the path to true happiness. A great handbook for living, that brings much warmth and compassion so close, that by embracing principles and techniques discussed, myself feel in a state of blessing.

 Dalai Lama is known to be a realistic and pragmatic.  His books are examples of what are the possibilities for human beings for better.

Some of the interesting topics such as the sources of happiness, facing suffering, training the mind for happiness and so on are very beautifully dealt and dotted with interesting anecdotes, really life incidents and examples. That made it very unique book.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the concepts and Buddhist philosophy, which in turn are being interpreted, illustrated and commented  by a renowned Western psychologists. Indeed, it has the best of the Eastern philosophy and the Western modern science. A groundbreaking collaborative works on the art of happiness.  Shedding more light on the bright side of human psyche and its potential.


While all the chapters are are so relevant and important from a learning prospective, I am particularly amused by some of the down to earth anecdote that the Dalai Lama shared with the audience. His co author ones noted how the Dalai Lama is so unpretentious and unassuming. One afternoon in Tucson, The Dalai Lama had been commenting on a Shantideva's guide to Bodhisattva's way of life. When he come across a complex logic, he confessed its difficulties and said that with great humiliation, that they better leave it to a robust laugh from the audience. He shared a joke. "The expression is like an old person eating, ---an old person with a very poor teeth.The soft things you eat, the hard things you just leave".

Reading the Dalai lama's thoughts and philosophy is equivalent of  listening to his real speech.  The messages f the book, has universal appeal.  The Art of Happiness is undoubtedly a great legacy for humanity. It is the  Bible mankind. This book has to be kept as refer to it. It is insufficient for just one time reading.  As I learnt it is a sequel, so I will read the other two, The Art of Happiness on Living, and The Art of Happiness In a Troubled World.

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TYC event

Two heavyweights  of Tibetan freedom fighters were accorded a warm welcome reception on Saturday evening at a community center in Vienna,VA . The event was organized by the regional Capital area Tibetan Youth Congress. A drove of local Tibetan residents arrived to hear the speeches of Tendor and Tsundun with great anticipation. These two young activists have received an standing ovation as they were ushered in the room, where scores of Tibetan well-wishers, and their supporters patiently seated.

It is apparent, that these young men are examples of a true Tibetan activist, armed with modern education, instilled with courage and determination. They are the flagship carriers of  Tibetan struggle, especially with message of  independence (Tib:Rangzen) . What set them apart from other ordinary Tibetan is that these two people are actively serving, they are actively involved for the propagation of Tibetan causes.  Hence they receive  due recognition, admiration and appreciation of from their fellow Tibetans.

 During the Q & A session, an audience complimented the will, determination and commitment of the young activists, by recalling what Swami Vivikanda, a renowned Indian social reformers ones said

 " Give me four committed people and I will move the mountain". So by implying that if Tibetan people have more such dedicated,  and committed people  as these two, they too  could  move the mountain, or at least make a difference.

The president of Capital Area TYC, Ms. Lhadon humbly introduced the two guest speakers. Tenzin Tsuldon  broke the ice with a gentle sense of humor with his compatriots Tendor la, and began his address. It didn't seem that he has been given a specific topic to address. He was forth right and mince no words about asking  for donation for his regional office in Dharamsala.

His speech was on Tibetan activism in general and he rambled a little bit about this. He made a clear point of his active involvement in direct action protest  in India. He took ownership of the  Indian subcontinent, while Tenzin Dorjee is entrusted with Tibetan activities in the U.S.  What a beautiful delegation of common works.

In that sense the TYC and SFT are not competing but complementing each other. Their presence at the same venue, on the same table suggest their comradeship, friendship, unflinching partnership. They understood that united we stand, divided we fall. Tenzin Tsuldon is sincere in his message, but he needs to  be more forceful,  his Tibetan more refined and polished.  I believe he has fulfilled his purpose of  the talk. he spoke completely in Tibetan and that was typical of TYC members.

Tenzin Dorjee, was very articulate, and passionate and clear in his message of the nature of Tibetan struggle, and the roles individual people could play. He said that the students, could turn the classroom, the computer, the internet into a battle field, where every individuals and Tibetan supporters voice their protest against the CCP. He was inspiring, and he is very clear in what he is asking from the audience. He is right, every Tibetan needs to be equipped with the knowledge and education to fight with their enemy primarily, this is information war. Pen is mightier than sword, a parable that the Tibetan activists took to heart.

The session ended with a book signing of Tenzin's collection of essays and poems, and photo session. A big thump up for the fine work of the regional TYC, lead by a  young, energetic Lhadon la. Tsundun la announced the forging of partnership between the two regional TYCs, his in Dharamsala, known as the little Lhasa, and theirs in the  capital city of Washington D.C. The session  was informative and stimulating, another wonderful event that the  small team of Capital Area TYC have carved out from their busy schedule.  The session ended, but it ended with the beginning of the tale of  two cities.

 

flatten your belly

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3,10

སེར་བྱེས་གྲ་པ་ཞིག་གི་སུམ་ཅུའི་དུས་དྲན་ཉིན་གྱི་མྱོང་ཚོར་
 སུམ་བཅུའི་དུས་དྲན་ཟེར་ན་གང་རེད་དམ།
དེ་ནི་དམར་པོའི་གཞུང་གི་དབང་སྒྱུར་འོག་བོད་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་དང་མི་རིགས་རིག་གཞུང་དང་བཅས་པ་ཆག་འཇིག་གི་སྐེ་མཚམས་རང་ལ་ཡོད་་པའི་སྐབས་ཏག་ཏག་ལ།
མི་དམངས་དབྱིངས་རང་ངོས་ནས་གོ་རྟོགས་སད་ཅིང། བློ་སྟོབས་རྒྱས་ཏེ་བྱུང་བའི་ཞི་རྒོལ་ཆེན་པོ་ཞིག་རེད།ནང་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་པའི་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བསླབ་བྱའི་འོག་
ཞི་བའི་འོས་ལངས་རང་ཡིན་པ་ལས་དྲག་རྒོལ་གྱི་ཐབས་ཤེས་ཀྱི་ལམ་ལ་ཞུགས་པ་ཞིག་མིན་ལ། མི་དམངས་སྒེར་གྱིས་རྒོལ་ཐབས་ཞིག་ཡིན་པ་ལས་སྲིད་གཞུང་
ཞིག་གིས་སྣེ་ཁྲིད་པའི་ཞི་རྒོལ་ཞིག་གཏན་ནས་མིན་ཙམ་བོད་མིའི་རང་དབང་སྒེར་ལངས་ཆེན་མོ་འང་ཞི་རྒོལ་ཆེན་མོ་ཟེར་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པ་འདྲ།

Fresh clip of unrest

Brave monk

 self immolating for self protesting, face similar consequences...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/six-03122012165955.html

handthemselves in

March 10th, statement

གསུམ་བཅུའི་དུས་དྲན་ཐེངས་ ༥༣ པའི་ཐོག་སྤེལ་བའི་བཀའ་བློན་ཁྲི་པའི་ཡོངས་ཁྱབ་གཏམ་བཤད།

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mother wounded

Chinese security forces severely wounded a grandmother and several children when they fired indiscriminately into a Tibetan home and killed two fugitive brothers during a raid last month, an exile Tibetan source said, citing contacts in the region. 
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/wounded-03082012170750.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

19 year old nun

The incidents cap a week of shootings and protests in Tibetan-populated provinces in China.
Photo courtesy of Kanyag Tsering
Tenzin Choedron in an undated photo.
A teenage Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire on Saturday in the latest self-immolation against Chinese rule as protesters torched government buildings in southwestern Sichuan province, exile sources said.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/nun-02112012160338.html

Traffic officer charged

Tibetan monk repeatedly detained by Chinese authorities for the last six years has finally been formally charged—with “splittist activities”—and will be sentenced soon, Tibetan sources say.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/charged-02152012155313.html

Monks expelled over flag

Chinese officials have expelled four Tibetan monks from a monastery in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) for defying orders to fly the Chinese flag, according to a Tibetan source in exile.


http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/flag-02142012154514.html

Sunday, February 12, 2012

སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་དཔའ་རྟུལ


བོད་ནང་གི་རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་གཅིག་རྗེས་གཉིས་མཐུད་དུ་
སྐུ་ལུས་མཆོད་མེ་རུ་སྒྲོན་ཏེ་ལག་གཉིས་ཐལ་མོ་སྦྱར་བཞིན་ཞལ་ནས་བོད་ལ་རང་དབང་དགོས་རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་བོད་དུ་གདན་
འདྲེན་ཞུ་དགོས་བོད་ནང་ཆོས་དད་རང་དབང་དགོས་པའི་གཅིག་འགྱུར་གྱི་འབོད་སྒྲ་དག་ལས་བྱུང་བའི་བདག་གི་མྱོང་ཚོར་འགའ་
འབྲི་བར་བྱ། །
དེ་རིང་ནི་ཉིས་སྟོང་༡༡ལོའི་ཕྱི་ཟླ་༡༡པའི་ཚེས་གསུམ་སྟེ་རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་མོ་དཔའ་ལྡན་ཆོས་མཚོ་ཡིས་སྐུ་ལུས་མཆོད་མེ་རུ་སྒྲོན་ཏེ་
སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་དང་འགྲོ་བ་སེམས་ཅན་སྤྱི་དང་བྱེ་བྲག་རང་གི་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་དང་ཆོལ་གསུམ་བོད་རིགས་སྤུན་ཟླ་ཡོངས་ལ་
བསྐྱངས་པའི་ལྷག་བསམ་ཟོལ་མེད་ཀྱི་བྱམས་བརྩེ་དང་ལ་རྒྱལ་དམར་རྗེན་དུ་སྟོན་པའི་ནམ་ཡང་ཆེས་བརྗེད་དཀའ་བའི་དུས་ཚིགས་
ཁྱད་པར་ཅན་ཞིག་བདག་གིས་ངོས་འཛིན་བྱེད།
དམ་པ་ཁོང་ནི་ཉིས་སྟོང་༡༡ལོའི་རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ནས་བཟུང་སྟེ་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་དང་འགྲོ་བ་སེམས་ཅན་གྱི་
བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཀྱི་དོན་དུ་གཅེས་པའི་ལུས་སྲོག་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་ཡོངས་སུ་བློས་བཏང་གནང་མཁན་ཨང་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ་དེ་རེད།
བཤད་རྒྱུན་དུ་གསོན་ན་མི་གོ་ཆོད་པ་དང་ཤི་ན་རོ་གོ་ཆོད་པ་ཟེར་བ་དེ་འདི་ལས་ལྷག་པ་ཞིག་གང་ན་ཡོད།
ཕོ་རྒོད་ནང་གི་ཕོ་རྒོད་དང་མོ་རྒོད་ནང་གི་མོ་རྒོད་དེ་ཁོང་རྣམས་པ་མིན་ན་སུ་ཞིག་བཙལ། དེ་མིན་ཆུ་ཕོ་པ་གང་དང་ཟས་ཕོ་པ་གང་
ངམ་ཡང་ན་ས་སྦར་མོ་གང་དང་རྩྭ་སྦར་མོ་གང་གི་ཆེད་དུ་གཅེས་སྲོག་དང་ནང་མི་བུ་ཕྲུག་དང་བཅས་པ་བློས་བཏང་གིས་བོད་རིགས་
སྤུན་ཟླ་ནང་ཁུལ་དམར་གསོད་གཏོང་རེ་བྱེད་པ་ལ་བློ་དང་ལྡན་པ་སུ་ཞིག་གིས་དཔའ་བོ་བརྩི།  དེ་ནི་དགྲ་དགའ་གཉེན་སྡུག་གི་ལས་
མཐའ་མ་བ་ཡིན་པས་སྨྲ་མི་ཤེས་ལ་དོན་མི་གོ་བའི་དུད་འགྲོ་དང་གཅིག་མཚུངས་ཡིན་པ་ལས་ཕོ་རྒོད་དང་མོ་རྒོད་ཞིག་ག་ནས་ཡིན།
དེང་སང་འཛམ་གླིང་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་སོ་སོའི་ས་ཆ་བདག་དབང་གི་ཆེད་དུ་རང་རྒྱལ་གཞན་ཕམ་གྱི་དམག་འཁྲུག་སྐབས་གཡུལ་སར་
གཅེས་སྲོག་ཤོར་བ་རྣམས་དཔའ་བོ་དང་དཔའ་མོ་བརྩི་བཞིན་ཡོད་ན་  ལུས་ཅན་ཀུན་གྱི་བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཀྱི་གཞི་རྩ་བྱམས་པ་དང་བརྩེ་བ་
ཡང་དག་པའི་ལྟ་བ་སོགས་ཚང་ལ་མ་ནོར་བ་བསྟན་པའི་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་པ་དང་བསྟན་པ་དེ་འཛིན་གྱི་སྐྱེས་ཆེན་དམ་པ་རྣམས་
མིང་ཙམ་དུ་གྱུར་པའི་སྐབས་འདིར་བསྟན་པ་དེའི་དོན་དུ་རང་སྲོག་བློས་བཏང་གིས་གཞན་སུ་གང་ལ་ཡང་འཚེ་བ་མེད་པའི་ལས་ལ་
ཞུགས་པ་རྣམས་དཔའ་བོ་ནང་གི་དཔའ་བོ་དང་དཔའ་མོ་ནང་གི་དཔའ་མོ་རུ་ལོས་བརྩི་དགོས།
དངོས་གནས་དཔའ་དང་བློ་ཁོག་ཟེར་ན་འདི་འདྲ་དགོས་རེད་ལ་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱི་དཔའ་རྟུལ་ཟེར་བ་དེ་ཡང་འདི་འདྲ་ཞིག་ཡིན་རྒྱུ་
རེད་བསམས་སོ།
གོང་ས་རྒྱལ་བ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་གིས་བསམ་ཕོད་པ་དང་བཤད་ཕོད་པ་བྱེད་ཕོད་པ་དང་བྱེད་པའི་འབྲས་བུ་ལ་ལྟ་མཁས་པ་ཟེར་བ་
དེ་ངས་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་འདི་རིགས་ལ་གོ་བཞིན་འདུག་གོ།
                                          བསྟན་དང་དེ་འཛིན་ཆབ་སྲིད་རང་རིགས་སླད། །
                                          གཅེས་པའི་ལུས་སྲོག་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་ཡོངས་བཏང་སྟེ། །
                                           དཀའ་བ་རྒྱ་ཕྲག་སྒྲུབ་པའི་སྐྱེས་བོ་རྣམས། །
                                           གྲུ་འཛིན་མགོན་དེས་ཐུགས་རྗེས་སྐྱོང་བར་མཛོད། །

                                                                                                                    སེར་བྱེས་ཚ་བ་ཁ་ཚན་གྲ་བྱམས་པ་ཆོས་འགྲུབ་



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Two brother killed.


Feb 09, Thursday. Two Tibetan brothers have been shot dead by Chinese forces in Drango.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/another-02092012170023.html

fresh protest in Yushul

 The Lhasa Sera monastery monks style of protest, that led to 2008 Tibetan uprising , a similar protest by monks in Trido county in Yushul, ended peacefully,  but it is too early to predict anything.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/defiant-02082012161711.html

Tibet's twentith Self immolation



http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tensions-02082012101354.html
 Rikdzin Dorje (nickname Rikpe) set himself ablaze and in critical condition, age 19, son of the Garpa
Tsongko household in division no.2 of Me'uruma township, Ngaba county.

According to Kyayang:

father is Tsongko and his mother is Dungkar. He was taken away from the site
of his protest by soldiers and police, first to the county hospital and
later to Barkham (Ngaba pref. capital). As of the night of the 8th he was
believed to be on the verge of death, but no clear information on whether he
is still alive is available.
Rikpe is the youngest of six children. He is a humble person, and when he
was a monk, he used to enjoy looking after pigeons. He is a kind person, and
was a hard and persistent worker. He was a Kirti monk when he was younger,
but left the monastery in 2010 and since then has been living at home. His
halfbrother Rabten came into exile and is presently studying at Kirti
monastery in exile.

Chinese flag pulled down

 Tibetans are emboldened by daring protest.

Tibetan protesters have pulled down a Chinese flag, put up posters calling for freedom, and shouted slogans at police in western China, defying a security clampdown following a spate of deadly protests against Beijing’s rule, sources in Tibet and in exile said Tuesday.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/flag-02072012151919.html

Monday, January 30, 2012

Life and death

Prepare for a life or death struggle


For the long term survival of a people, compatriots, we must articulate the experience (literally ‘joys and sorrows’) of our people in the pure form of our native language, and keep loyalty to our people at the centre of our humble hearts!

Compatriots! Let us march forward together, arm linked in arm, and restore the pure form of our native language to life. This is the common and exclusive responsibility that all red-faced Tibetans must shoulder, and the first step in restoring the source of our collective pride.

Snowlanders! We must even be ready to die for the sake of our people!

Brave compatriots! In the cause of protecting the cherished homeland of the red faces, we must ascend to the pure realms of cultural excellence.

Kye! Kye! People of the snow land of Tibet! The time has come to seize the jewel prize!

January 26th 2012

This is the text of a leaflet distributed by Tarpa, who was arrested by police in Dzamtang county on January 26th, although not the final leaflet that led to his arrest. He and Orgyen, who was shot and killed at that time, were fellow students at a college in Mianyang, Sichuan, and their native villages were traditional subjects of the Tsangchen monastery of the Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Released by Losang Yeshe and Kanyag Tsering

Kirti monastery in exile

January 28th 2012



(Matthew Akester's -Translator’s note: ‘red faced Tibetans’ is a vernacular idiom for the Tibetan people recalling their common imperial and martial heritage)

ཐར་པའི་སྙན་ངག


ཤི་གསོན་གྱི་སྔོན་བརྡ།

མི་རིགས་ཤིག་ལོ་རྒྱུས་ཐོག་ཡུན་རིང་དུ་གནས་དགོས་ན། སྤུན་ཟླ་ཚོ། ང་ཚོས་ཕ་སྐད་གཙང་མའི་ལམ་ནས་མི་རིགས་ཀྱི་བདེ་སྡུག་གླེང་དགོས་ལ། ཡ་ཆུང་སེམས་པའི་དཀྱིལ་ནས་མི་རིགས་ཀྱི་ལ་རྒྱ་དྲན་དགོས། སྤུན་ཟླ་ཚོ། མདུན་དུ་སྐྱོད་དང་། ང་ཚོ་ལག་རྡང་གཅིག་ཏུ་སྦྲེལ་ནས། འུ་ཅག་གི་ཕ་སྐད་གཙང་མའི་དབུགས་རྒྱུན་སླར་ཡང་གསོ། འདི་ནི་གདོང་དམར་བོད་པ་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་ཕྲག་ཏུ་བབས་པའི་ མ་བགོས་ཐུན་མོང་གི་ལས་འགན་ཉག་གཅིག་ཡིན་ལ། ལ་རྒྱའི་ཚེ་སྲོག་སླར་ཡང་གསོ་བའི་གོམ་པ་དང་པོ་རེད། གངས་ཅན་པ། ང་ཚོ་མི་རིགས་འདིའི་ཆེད་དུ་ཤི་ཡང་ཐུབ་དགོས། ངའི་སྤུན་ཟླ་རྒོད་པོ་ཚོ། འུ་ཅག་གདོང་དམར་བའི་ཕ་གཞི་དྲོན་མོ་སྲུང་བའི་ཕྱིར། ཤེས་རིག་གི་ཞིང་ཁམས་སྙེག་དགོས། ཀྱེ་ཀྱེ། བོད་ཁ་བ་ཅན་པ། ནོར་བུའི་ནོམ་ངོས་ཟིན་དགོས་པའི་དུས་ལ་བབས་འདུག ༢༠༡༢།༠༡།༢༦ ཐར་པ་ནས



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kham Sethar enrupted

Tibetan in Kham Sethar protested and killed.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/protest-01242012093312.html

Monday, January 23, 2012

protestors shot in Drango





Thousands of Tibetan took part in protest and at least three people were shot dead and numbers of them were injured after Chinese crackdown.


http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/killed-01232012124137.html

On Monday morning,

Around 3 to 4 thousands of Tibetan people gathered in Drango County and shouted slogans such as “Free Tibet” “return of Dalai Lama to Tibet”. They were carrying Tibetan traditional scarf, Karta, on top of sticks.

According to an exiled monk Yeshi Sangpo,from Tibet, “It was Chinese New Year today, but thousands of Tibetan protested in the wake of some threatening self immolation in Drango,but the source did not witness any self immolations. There was huge protest rally joined by thousands of Tibetan lay people. When the protesters were reaching in front of the local Chinese police, then the police shot fire. The armed Chinese police have used tear gas and fired shoot at protesters around 2:30PM, three of them were killed on the spot and while two other sustained injures to their legs. The protest started in the morning and it continues at the time of reporting it was 3:30PM in Tibet. The Tibetan protestors have done serious damages, and destroyed Chinese shops and other Chinese outlets in the area.



Our second source , a monk from kham Drango ,who took part in the protest said.



“one protestor was killed and about 30 people injured and 5 of them very seriously in the protest. The protest began around 9:30am in the morning of Jan 23, at a cross road and then it spread. We shouted slogans calling for Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Freedom for Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet,. When we reached the police station, they fired automatic weapons at the protestors. The Chinese police have also used fire fighters, tear gas to disperse the crowd. Yonten, a layman was killed on the spot and his body was brought to Drango monastery. Another 32 people were injured are kept at the Dongo monastery, 5 of them were in serious condition. Many other protestors injured were taken away by their relatives to provide them shelter.

Another source told our reporter, “hundreds of Tibetan were arrested ensuing the protest, Tibetan from Tawu county have come to join the protest in Drango.



Chinese website confirmed the death of one protester http://www.chinareviewnews.com/doc/1019/8/9/3/101989382.html?coluid=0&kindid=0&docid=101989382&mdate=0123223424.









Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sad Loss

 Reaching for comment on the tragic death of a respected monk, the relevant Chinese police in Qinghai said that they are not responsible of prisoner's death occurred outside the prison.  They handled many detention and release cases and not aware of the Geshi Tsutrim's case. For detail read here....

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-01222012193027.htmlhttp://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-01222012193027.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tibetan spirit in self immolation


It is no exaggeration to say Tibet is at war. It is an ongoing  fight against authoritarian  repression since the onset of 2008 Tibetan uprising. The spirit of Tibetan people is soaring and the seventeen self immolation  incidents since 2009 is testament of Tibetan people's resolute to fight for their cause. The ultimate self sacrifice of those great Tibetan souls is a defining moment of Tibetan people's aspiration for freedom. The self immolation has opened a new chapter in Tibetan people's struggle for freedom. The self immolation of the seventeen Tibetan truly reflects  Gandhi's mantra of "do or die".

The will to struggle despite of insurmountable challenges.

A peaceful war is waged against the Chinese authoritarian regime to free the Tibetan from the shackle of oppression. It is a peaceful and most extreme form of non violence campaign which has so far produced  12 causalities on The Tibetan sides and not a knuckle on the oppressor leaving  along to shed Chinese blood. To draw a bad comparison these 17 Tibetans' spirit and courage is capable of unimaginable destruction and bloodshed. Instead they chose not to harm any innocent people and not even the oppressors is in strict observance of nonviolence principles. Like Gandhi would never allow his wife and himself to be given any meat even if the denial meant their death. Rarely in any nation's struggle for freedom has witnessed such continuous attempts of self immolation as in Tibet. Tibetans in and outside have accorded their highest respect and honor for the heroic deed. Like any other great sacrifices who offered their selflessness for an ideal and worthy cause, the self immolation attempts draw to achieve such fulfillment as Tibetan people's angst for their spiritual leader's return  and freedom, thereby their action attained them martyrdom.

Tibetan resolute:

Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay was quoted by media as saying soon after his inauguration  that the Tibetan spirit inside Tibet is stronger than the people's liberation army. The Dalai Lama said to BBC the self immolation are courageous act,but what is the effect. As the cliche goes where there is a will there is a way. The unwavering will of Tibetan people through the self immolation and other form  epitomizes the Tibetan people's dogged determination and  rare resolute not to buckle under Comie's repression and crackdown.  There cant be anything else that illustrates such resolute than the ultimate self sacrifice. The people are fully aware of the consequence of self immolation. It is premeditated, and calculated and well thought political protest against the Chinese government by sensible people by their unfathomable courage. It maybe a copycat, and searing spirit. it is reported that one of the nuns Palden Choezom who has succumbed to self immolation has kept a list of those who attempted self immolation. The latest self immolation victim, reincarnate and Turku Sopa has written in his leaflet to dedicate his sacrifice to those earlier attempts and the deceased. If the majority of the Tibetan people has a pinch of  their will and courage and self awareness, then the  fruit of struggle would be reaped much easier and fast.
At address to Uropean The united front deputy chair Zhu Wu Chi when addressing Europen official, and journalist said "The self immolation incident occurred at four monasteries; Tibet and other Tibetan inhabited areas have a total of 3452 monasteries, with 140000 clergy; therefore the Dalai's clique claim that the entire Tibetan inhibated areas were on fire was entirely groundless" he further most monasteries did not indulge in such incident rather they have denounced. But the fact is self immolation and protest spread to other parts of Tibetan inhibated areas by now including Chamdo in TAR and Qinghai. Besides Zhu said the self immolation incident will not change China's policy on Tibet.
Those people who have self immolated have not done so for the hope of immediate breakthrough and change of China's mind. These brave souls have led the ;ath  to freedom and demonstrated the unflagging courage of Tibetan people. The Chinese will not change their policy on Tibet and the Tibetans will not change their protestation against that policy. As Richard gere was recently quoted,  the Chinese regime has to murder all Tibetans to change them.  Human spirit and strong yearning for freedom and truth will triumph against brutal force that the Chinese are so relied to quell any oppositions.

 
 Courage
The principled campaign:  Through their political protests and slogans, it is discernible the raising awareness of Tibetan people for their human rights. Their slogans are and protest arerealistic and practical in tone with the PRC constitution. Tibetan inside took the lead and they have launched a principled campaign for freedom and people's aspiration. Their protest are peaceful, disciplined and well planned echoing unified demands for the return of Dalai lama and more freedom for Tibet. Despite of insurmountable challenges the struggle face, there is much room for optimism and hopefulness.  The Chinese are wary of the Tibetans in the Amdo and Kham, they have assessed the courage of the these people during earlier resistance after Chinese occupation, therefore the Chinese government have been crackdown on those people, while the central Tibet is relatively relaxed. The self immolates have drunk kerosene, and they have intended to give up their lives with doubt. The Chinese contended that the self immolation is incited and advocated by Tibetan groups. However, as the saying goes, you can take a horse to water, but you cannt make it drink. It is a outlandish lies and statement. The self immolations are never encouraged and it has been completely voluntarily, and notes have been left as their testament, or

   

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reading Gandhi

In a self-improvement book, "The Success Principle", the author admonishes  us  to read autobiographies of great men and women. For he contends great knowledge, wisdom and good life skills, practical experience  to be gleaned/adopted, acquired/imbibed from those books. The author for the same reason mocks those people who spent their precious time watching other people in movies, and televisions. Those according to this successful men is a distraction, a waste of time.  Hence I have detached myself from the idiot box and make effort to understand the lives of great men. My first pick is Gandhi's autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth. I am mesmerized by his stories. Gandhi's struggle, and his insistence on truth and his effort toward self realization is extremely inspirational. His ideas and wisdom resonates with me deeply.
I have only go through half of the book and there are interesting quotes that I come across and i would like to put them down.


Of parents and children's upbring, Gandhi echoes with what His Holiness the Dalai Lama preach today. The importance of parents influence and role in fostering children's education and wellbeing and how can mother's affection,warmth  can affect the children's future. Gandhi urged that parents and children should not be physically separated. They should remain together at their earlist ages, for  parents are the first line of teacher for their kids. They will leave an indelible mark on their impressionable mind. As Gandhi said " The education of the child begins with the conception. The physical and mental state of the parents at the moment of conception  are reproduced in the baby. Then during the period of pregnancy it continues to be affected by the mother's moods, desires and temperament, as also by her ways of life. After  birth the child imitates the parents, and for a considerable number of years entirely depends on them for its growth".(page 204).

As my wife is in her second pregnancy, it is a timely advice appear to be intended to us. His Holiness the Dalai Lama often cites of the power of mother's compassion. A child who has received maximum affection and love from the parents at their formidable years are grow up to become more compassionate and caring person. Whereas the contrary is the truth for those children who were abused, and neglected tend to be more insecure and troublesome.   I believe there must be such a correlation between parent's treatment their young ones and the quality of their adult life.


Another quote from Ghandi's book is "Things that are heard of  from distance appear to be bigger than they are" is true to what i have been witnessing in my life.