SERTHAR, China – Breathless but beaming, Sheng Zisu sounds confident after five months in a maze-like Buddhist encampment high on the eastern Tibetan plateau, nearly 400 miles of bad road from the nearest city. “Look around. They could never find me here,” Sheng, 27, says of parents so anxious about their only child’s turn to … Continue reading
According to Tibetan sources in the Sichuan province of China, leaflets in the Tibetan language have been circulating in the Tibetan areas of the province calling for a day of protests and fasting on October 19 in solidarity with a similar observance by Tibetans all over the world to condemn the continued oppression of the … Continue reading
ANOTHER young Tibetan monk has set himself on fire while holding a photograph of the Dalai Lama. The monk, who was identified as Kalsang and is believed to be either 17 or 18, set himself on fire at the “fruit and vegetable market in the town of Ngaba, Sichuan Province,” the Catholic missionary news agency … Continue reading
BEIJING — When the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader-in-exile, suggested at the end of September that for the first time in 600 years his successor might be an emanation and not a reincarnation, he may have wrong-footed the Chinese government that runs Tibet — for the second time this year.
By Saransh Sehgal DHARAMSALA, India – In addition to regular demonstrations, self-immolation is increasingly becoming a way for Tibetan monks inside China to show their faith in and support of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and their frustration over Beijing’s intensified suppression of religious freedom and denouncement of their spiritual leader.
BEIJING Reuters) – China called on exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday to respect what it said was the historic tradition of reincarnation, after he questioned whether it should be continued.
BEIJING — Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire on Monday at an embattled monastery in western China to protest Chinese policies in the area, according to a Tibet advocacy group. The monks were apparently taken to a hospital, and it was unclear what condition they were in on Monday night.