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H.H. Dalai Lama’s Sixth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey
Dic 31st, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the fifth day of his teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnatak, India on December 30, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the fifth day of his teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnatak, India on December 30, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Sixth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 30 December 2013 – This morning, the granting of certificates to newly qualified Geshes was completed and the final candidates paid their respects, many of them touching their heads to His Holiness’s throne, and posed in groups for photographs with him.
His Holiness began the day’s discourse by quoting a verse from Acharya Dharmatreya’s ‘Verses about Friends’:
The Buddhas do not wash away the karma of other beings,
Nor do they remove the consequences with their hands;
They do not transmit their understanding into others’ minds;
They introduce beings to freedom by educating them about reality. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Fifth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey
Dic 30th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama looking at a huge appliqué thank of Guru Rinpoche hanging from Sera Jey Monastery as he arrives for the fifth day of his teaching in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 29, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama looking at a huge appliqué thank of Guru Rinpoche hanging from Sera Jey Monastery as he arrives for the fifth day of his teaching in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 29, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Fifth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 29 December 2013 – The morning sky over Bylakuppe was mistier as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Sera Mey Monastery this morning. On arrival at Sera Jey he was greeted by the sight of a kyigu, a huge appliqué thangka of Guru Padmasambhava hanging down the front of a building. Asked to perform a brief consecration, he recited the necessary verses and cast handfuls of rice and flower petals over the lower part of the thangka.

Once again, following the recitation of the Heart Sutra, a group of newly qualified Geshes lined up to receive their certificates from Sharpa Chojey and then gathered round the foot of the throne to have their photograph taken with His Holiness. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Fourth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey
Dic 29th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding a copy of "Opening the Eye of Discernment" introduced at the start of the fourth day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 28, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding a copy of "Opening the Eye of Discernment" introduced at the start of the fourth day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 28, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

Fourth Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 28 December 2013 – This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked briskly from his car to the teaching venue in the Sera Jey courtyard. He smiled and waved to well-wishers in the crowd, but did not stop. Once the recitation of the Heart Sutra was complete, successful Lharampa Geshe candidates received their certificates and posed in groups for photographs with His Holiness. Before the teaching began, Chairman of the Geluk International Foundation, Lama Chosphel Zotpa addressed the assembly.
Acknowledging His Holiness, Ganden Tri Rinpoche and other honoured guests he announced that his request for a special ceremony had been accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Le ultime parole di Tsuiltrim Gyatso
Dic 27th, 2013 by admin

Tsuiltrim Gyatzo

Tsuiltrim Gyatzo

Le ultime parole di Tsuiltrim Gyatso. Driru: il tribunale condanna tre tibetani.

Dharamsala, 26 dicembre 2013. Prima di darsi la morte con il fuoco per la libertà del suo paese, Tsuiltrim Gyatso, il monaco quarantaduenne immolatosi il 19 dicembre, ha lasciato un ultimo, vibrante messaggio destinato ai suoi compatrioti. “Io, Tsuiltrim  Gyatso, il guerriero delle nevi, mi immolo con il fuoco per il bene di tutti i tibetani”: questo l’incipit del suo appassionato testamento spirituale affidato a un semplice foglio di carta a righe (nella foto).

“Il cuore è a pezzi. Fratelli, state ascoltando? State vedendo? A chi dovrei raccontare le sofferenze di sei milioni di tibetani? Sotto questa brutale prigionia cinese tutti i nostri preziosi tesori, l’oro e l’argento, ci vengono rubati. La gente è costretta a soffrire. Pensando a queste cose scorrono lacrime, il prezioso corpo umano è avvolto dalle fiamme. Mi immolo con il fuoco per il ritorno del Dalai Lama in Tibet, per la liberazione del Panchen Lama e per il bene di sei milioni di tibetani. Possano tutti gli esseri senzienti liberarsi dai tre veleni e raggiungere lo stato di Buddha. Possano il lama e i Tre Gioielli prendersi cura di coloro che sono calpestati e senza rifugio. Fratelli e sorelle della Terra delle Nevi, per la salvezza dell’unità del Tibet non cedete alla falsità delle volpi”. Da Tsuiltrim Gyatso, il guerriero delle nevi”. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey
Dic 27th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with some of the monks who received their Geshe Lharampa certificates at the start of his third day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 27, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with some of the monks who received their Geshe Lharampa certificates at the start of his third day of teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 27, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

Third Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 27 December 2013 – “Here we have the Ganden Tri Rinpoche, the regent of Je Tsongkhapa, and the two hierarchs, the Jangtse and Sharpa Chojeys. With them I have been asked to preside over the presenting of certificates to those who have achieved the Geshe Lharampa degree,” was how His Holiness the Dalai Lama opened the morning teaching session today. There is several years’ backlog of successful candidates, making several hundred altogether and they will be presented their certificates over the coming days. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Second Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey
Dic 27th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the start of the second day of his teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 26, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the start of the second day of his teachings at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 26, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi

Second Day of Lam Rim Teachings at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 26 December 2013 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama began the second day of his Stages of the Path teachings with the remark that when he was taking teachings from Khunu Lama Rinpoche, each day Rinpoche would recite a different verse of praise to the Buddha. For his part, His Holiness recites Nagarjuna’s marvellous verse of gratitude to the Buddha for teaching dependent origination.

“The root of enlightenment is compassion,” he continued, “and different traditions emphasise compassion, but here we are talking about great compassion which is combined with insight into emptiness. Because we experience suffering of different degrees of intensity, we need to recognise its causes and see if we can overcome them. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Lam Rim Teachings Begin at Sera Jey
Dic 26th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama accepting a mandala offering from H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche on the first day of the Lam Rim teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe on December 25, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi

His Holiness the Dalai Lama accepting a mandala offering from H.E. Ling Choktrul Rinpoche on the first day of the Lam Rim teachings at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe on December 25, 2013. Photo/Rio Helmi

Lam Rim Teachings Begin at Sera Jey

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 25 December 2013 – Although the entire teaching is taking place in the covered courtyard of Sera Jey Monastery, His Holiness is staying for the first week at Sera Mey. It’s a short drive through narrow lanes from one monastery to the other, but because of the size of the crowd, it’s a relatively long walk from the car to the throne. However, today His Holiness enjoyed interacting with people on the way, catching the eye of an old friend here, waving to another there, and shaking many outstretched hands.

“I’m very glad to see how many of you have come today,” he began. “We started this teaching of the Lam Rim or stages of the path texts last year. We’ve finished some of them already. Let’s see how we get on and how much I can do without straining my eyes. We’ve gathered here to try to make the most of this life, which will ensure a good life in the next. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Arrival at Bylakuppe and Sera Monastery
Dic 25th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting the gathering as he arrives at the Sera Lachi Temple at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 24, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting the gathering as he arrives at the Sera Lachi Temple at Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India on December 24, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Arrival at Bylakuppe and Sera Monastery

Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, 24 December 2013 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama set off from Bengaluru for Bylakuppe early this morning. Making good time, his party stopped for a break on the way at Mandya and before setting out again spoke to members of the press. He told them he was going to the Tibetan settlement at Bylakuppe to continue a set of Buddhist teachings he began last year. These teachings, the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment derive from instructions given in Tibet by the Indian master Dipankara Atisha. He expects upwards of 10,000 monastics to attend, as well as Tibetan and foreign lay people. He told the journalists that Tibetans remain hugely grateful to former Chief Minister of Mysore state, as it then was, Siddavanahalli Nijalingappa, who was instrumental in Tibetans being offered land on which they re-established themselves in agricultural communities. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Akshobhya Empowerment
Dic 24th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama undertaking preparatory rituals for the Akshobya empowerment before his teaching in New Delhi, India on December 23, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama undertaking preparatory rituals for the Akshobya empowerment before his teaching in New Delhi, India on December 23, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

Akshobhya Empowerment to Complete Teachings for Russian Buddhists

New Delhi, India, 23 December 2013 – When His Holiness the Dalai Lama entered the hall to undertake the preparatory rituals for the Akshobhya empowerment he was going to give this morning, several hundred Russian students were waiting for him. Sitting before the mandala enclosure and an array of offerings he spent about an hour fulfilling the necessary preparatory rituals. By the time he finished, the hall was nearly full. He told his audience that he would like to continue reading Chapter 6 of the ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ until the end of the current section, which meant verse 10, which he often cites for the realistic and practical advice it provides.
Why be unhappy about something
If it can be remedied?
And what is the use of being unhappy about something
If it cannot be remedied?
Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Second Day of Teachings for Russian Buddhists
Dic 23rd, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the Kempinski Hotel at the start of the second day of his teachings for a group of Russian Buddhists in New Delhi, India on December 22, 2013. Photo/Kate Surzhok

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving at the Kempinski Hotel at the start of the second day of his teachings for a group of Russian Buddhists in New Delhi, India on December 22, 2013. Photo/Kate Surzhok

The Second Day of Teachings in New Delhi for a Group of Russian Buddhists

New Delhi, India, 22 December 2013 – “The purpose of this kind of teaching is to understand the Dharma, which can help us learn to transform our minds,” began His Holiness the Dalai Lama this morning. “And this is a class or lecture I’m giving. Listen, try to understand and then try to apply what you’ve understood. I’m not here to give blessings! We’ll have a question and answer session. Please don’t talk too long and try to frame your question clearly. You have a right to ask what you like and I reserve the right whether and how to answer.”

The first question was about Nikolas Roerich and agni yoga. His Holiness said he was aware of Roerich because there is a gallery of his paintings near Kullu, not far from Dharamsala, but he knew nothing about agni yoga. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s First Day of Teachings for Russian Buddhists
Dic 22nd, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the first day of his three day teaching at the request of a group from Russia in New Delhi, India on December 21, 2013. Photo/Kate Surzhok

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the first day of his three day teaching at the request of a group from Russia in New Delhi, India on December 21, 2013. Photo/Kate Surzhok

The First Day of Teachings in New Delhi for a Group of Russian Buddhists

New Delhi, India 21, December 2013 – The skies over Delhi were misty and grey as His Holiness the Dalai Lama set out this morning, the Winter Solstice, to drive to the Kempinski Hotel where he was to resume teaching a group of Russian he had begun to teach last year. He was received at the door by Yelo Rinpoche and Telo Rinpoche, his Russian hosts and the hotel managers who escorted him to the ballroom. There 1300 Russians, 20 Chinese and about 120 Tibetans and other foreigners awaited him quietly, their faces smiling in rapt anticipation. Having greeted the audience and the Lamas sitting around the throne, His Holiness took his seat.
“Because it is you who are acquainted with your own mind,” he began, “it is you who can best judge whether there has been any change or not. If you dedicate yourself to helping others, you’ll be happier. Read the rest of this entry »

Tibet: 125°autoimmolazione. Torturato a morte uno dei monaci arrestati a Lhasa il 23.11.13
Dic 21st, 2013 by admin

Tsuiltrim Gyatso a terra

Tsuiltrim Gyatso a terra

Tibet: 125° autoimmolazione. Torturato a morte uno dei monaci arrestati a Lhasa il 23.11.13

Tsuiltrim Gyatso, quarantadue anni, un monaco del monastero di Amchok, Contea di Sangchu, regione dell’Amdo, si è autoimmolato oggi attorno alle 14.30, ora locale. La foto pervenuta mostra Tsuiltrim a terra, il corpo ancora in fiamme. La sua morte è stata confermata. I suoi resti sono stati portati all’interno del monastero dove circa 400 monaci stanno officiando i rituali funebri.  Non sono pervenute al momento altre notizie.

Tsuiltrim Gyatso è il 125° tibetano deceduto all’interno del Tibet dal 2009. Nell’ottobre 2012, nella Contea di Sangchu, si autoimmolarono quattro tibetani nell’arco di una sola settimana.

E’ giunta oggi notizia che uno dei monaci del monastero di Tarmoe, nella Contea di Driru, arrestati a Lhasa il 23 novembre, è stato torturato a morte dalla polizia. Il suo corpo è stato restituito alla famiglia il 17 dicembre. Il Centro Tibetano per i Diritti Umani e la Democrazia ha confermato che Ngawang Jamyang, quarantacinque anni, è deceduto in carcere Read the rest of this entry »

Chilean Biologist and Russian Journalists
Dic 21st, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Russian journalists after their interview in New Delhi, India on December 20, 2013. Photo/Igor/SaveTibetRussia

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Russian journalists after their interview in New Delhi, India on December 20, 2013. Photo/Igor/SaveTibetRussia

Interchange with Chilean Biologist and Russian Journalists

New Delhi, India, 20 December 2013 – For the second day today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with a Chilean delegation led by 85 year old biologist and philosopher Humberto Maturana, who was teacher and collaborator with His Holiness’s good friend Francisco Varela. He is also the scientist who His Holiness often quotes as having advised him that he tries not to get attached to his field of research because to do so spoils your objectivity.

Today, Dr Maturana wanted to talk about what kind of beings we are in terms of biology, science and understanding. He said that when we investigate, we find we are living beings. Read the rest of this entry »

Prosegue la repressione a Driru: arrestati due monaci
Dic 15th, 2013 by admin

Colonne di camion di militari a Driru

Colonne di camion di militari a Driru

Continua il pugno di ferro della repressione cinese nella Contea di Driru. Fonti tibetane hanno reso noto che il 23 novembre due monaci del monastero di Driru Tarmoe sono stati arrestati a Lhasa dove si erano recati in occasione dell’annuale periodo di vacanza. In precedenza, la polizia armata aveva fatto irruzione nel monastero, forzato le porte delle loro camere e sequestrato gli effetti personali dei due religiosi. Circondati anche i monasteri di Rabten e Dongna. Otto monaci del monastero di Rabten, studenti presso altri istituti religiosi, sono stati tratti in arresto. Read the rest of this entry »

Tensione a Meruma dopo l’ultima autoimmolazione. Arrestati due cantanti tibetani.
Dic 12th, 2013 by admin

Kunchok Tseten, il nomade tibetano di trent’anni, morto durante il trasporto a Barkham, che ha dato la sua vita per la libertà del Tibet

Kunchok Tseten, il nomade tibetano di trent’anni, morto durante il trasporto a Barkham, che ha dato la sua vita per la libertà del Tibet

Tensione a Meruma dopo l’ultima autoimmolazione. Arrestati due cantanti tibetani.

Forte tensione a Meruma, la cittadina del Tibet nord orientale dove il 3 dicembre si è autoimmolato Kunchok Tseten, il nomade tibetano di trent’anni, morto durante il trasporto a Barkham, che ha dato la sua vita per la libertà del Tibet. Sembra che la moglie di Kunchok, in un primo tempo arrestata, sia stata liberata ma non si hanno notizie degli altri membri della famiglia rinchiusi, forse sotto tortura, in una località ignota.

Le autorità governative hanno immediatamente cremato i resti di Kunchok. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama: Presenting the TN Khoshoo Memorial Award
Dic 9th, 2013 by admin

Harsh Mander and His Holiness the Dalai Lama visiting a classroom at the Care Home for Street Children in Mehrauli, New Delhi, India on December 7, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Harsh Mander and His Holiness the Dalai Lama visiting a classroom at the Care Home for Street Children in Mehrauli, New Delhi, India on December 7, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Presenting the TN Khoshoo Memorial Award and Lecture, and Visiting a Care Home for Street Children

New Delhi, India, 7 December 2013 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama was a guest of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) at the Chinmaya Mission this morning. He had been invited to present the TN Khoshoo Memorial Award and Lecture and was welcomed on arrival by Dr. Ganesh Balachander and Mr Rajiv Khoshoo, TN Khoshoo’s son.

Following Dr Balachander’s short introduction His Holiness was presented with a book published by ATREE entitled ‘Himalaya: Mountains of Life’ by K. S. Bawa & S. Kadur, which he examined with interest. Dr Balachander then explained the background to the TN Khoshoo Memorial Award Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Visit to the Vasant Valley School and the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences
Dic 7th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with three young liver transplant patients who performed a song before his talk at the Institute of Liver and Billary Science in New Delhi, India on December 6, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with three young liver transplant patients who performed a song before his talk at the Institute of Liver and Billary Science in New Delhi, India on December 6, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Visits to the Vasant Valley School and the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences

New Delhi, India, 6 December 2013 – After a tortuous drive through the Delhi traffic this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Vasant Valley School in the south of the city. It is a school that makes a priority of academic achievement within a community of well-rounded individuals. His Holiness was met on arrival by the Director Arun Kapur and Mrs Rekha Purie, who escorted him to the stage of an amphitheatre within the grounds, where expectant students and staff awaited them. Following Mr Kapur’s brief introduction, His Holiness spoke.

“Hello, good morning, elder and younger brothers and sisters. I’m always happy to meet young people, because it makes me feel younger too. We older people have mostly already done our work, but you young people are just at the beginning of your time, making preparations for a happy life. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences at the Passing Away of Nelson Mandela
Dic 6th, 2013 by admin

Sua santità il Dalai Lama con Nelson Mandela

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Nelson Mandela

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences at the Passing Away of Nelson Mandela

New Delhi, India, 6 December 2013 – In a letter to the family of Nelson Mandela, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his deep sadness on learning of the passing away of Nelson Mandela.

His Holiness wrote: “In his death the world has lost a great leader, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in securing peace and reconciliation during South Africa’s transition from apartheid rule. Under his leadership South Africa was transformed through peaceful means, in the spirit of reconciliation.”

His Holiness said that he will personally miss a dear friend, who he had hoped to meet again and for whom he had great admiration and respect. In his letter, His Holiness continued, “He was a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity, a great human being, Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Advice for Tibetan Students
Dic 5th, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to resident students at the TCV Student Hostel Complex in New Delhi, India on December 5, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to resident students at the TCV Student Hostel Complex in New Delhi, India on December 5, 2013. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

Advice for Tibetan Students and Interviews for Mongolian Television

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is currently staying at the TCV Student Hostel complex in Delhi and had this morning agreed to pose for group photographs with the resident students. He also took the opportunity to speak to them about the value of education.
“The first thing we decided to do in exile was to set up schools, because a lack of modern education was one of the causes of our problems. We requested Pandit Nehru and the Government of India to support our appeal to the UN. However, Nehru told me it wouldn’t help. He said that to keep the Tibet issue alive what we needed to do was educate young Tibetans. That would prevent the issue from getting lost. The Indian government took responsibility for meeting the expenses of Tibetan education. If all we wanted was access to modern education, we wouldn’t have needed to set up separate schools. But we wanted Tibetan schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Long-Life Ceremony and Vajrabhairava Empowerment for Mongolians
Dic 4th, 2013 by admin

Some of the many Mongolians with offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during Long Life prayers on the last day of his three day teachings for Mongolian Buddhists in New Delhi, India on December 4, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Some of the many Mongolians with offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during Long Life prayers on the last day of his three day teachings for Mongolian Buddhists in New Delhi, India on December 4, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Long-Life Ceremony and Vajrabhairava Empowerment for Mongolians

The day was just breaking as His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Kempinski HoteNew Delhi, Indial this morning to perform the various preparatory rites for the Vajrabhairava empowerment. When he began the hall was quiet and virtually empty, but towards the end of his rituals, two Mongolian musicians began to play poignant lilting melodies on their bowed, stringed instruments.

Once His Holiness was seated on the throne, the Mongolians proceeded to offer prayers for his long life, based on the ‘Offering to the Spiritual Master (Lama chöpa), which they recited in Tibetan. When it was done, he said:

“First of all, thank you all very much for making this Long-life Offering. I noticed that in the section for eulogy and appeal, you recounted the relationship between Mongolians and the Dalai Lamas. Read the rest of this entry »

Tibet: si autoimmola un giovane tibetano
Dic 4th, 2013 by admin

Tibet: si autoimmola un giovane tibetano in Amdo

Kunchok Tseten, un nomade tibetano di trent’anni, padre di due figli di tre e quattro anni, si è autoimmolato

Kunchok Tseten, un nomade tibetano di trent’anni, padre di due figli di tre e quattro anni, si è autoimmolato

ieri, 3 dicembre, a Meruma, una cittadina della Contea di Machu nella regione dell’Amdo. Kunchok si è dato fuoco chiedendo il ritorno del Dalai Lama in Tibet e l’unione di tutti i tibetani dentro e fuori il paese.

“Lunga vita al Dalai Lama, i nostri fratelli e le nostre sorelle, qui e in esilio, possano essere riuniti”: queste le sue ultime parole prima di cadere a terra avvolto dalle fiamme.

Testimoni oculari hanno riferito che le ustioni riportate da Kunchok Tseten erano gravissime e si ritiene non sia sopravvissuto. La polizia che pattugliava la zona dell’immolazione lo ha subito circondato impedendo ai tibetani di recuperare il suo corpo. Dopo una breve colluttazione, le forze dell’ordine lo hanno portato via. La moglie di Kunchok e alcuni membri della sua famiglia sono stati tratti in arresto assieme ai passanti che avevano cercato di contrastare la polizia.

La scorsa estate, Kunchok Tseten aveva confidato al fratello: “Non posso tollerare tutte le atrocità alle quali i cinesi ci sottopongono. Dopo che tanti miei fratelli e sorelle si sono autoimmolati, anch’io un giorno sacrificherò la mia vita dandomi fuoco”. Con il gesto estremo di Kunchok, sale a centoventiquattro il numero dei tibetani che hanno cercato la morte con il fuoco all’interno del Tibet occupato. Fonti: Phayul – The Tibet Post http://www.italiatibet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1057:tibet-si-autoimmola-un-giovane-tibetano-in-amdo&catid=33:notizie&Itemid=50

Tre nuovi arresti a Driru
Dic 3rd, 2013 by admin

Massiccia presenza delle forze di polizia cinese nel remoto villaggio di Driru

Massiccia presenza delle forze di polizia cinese nel remoto villaggio di Driru

Fonti tibetane in esilio hanno dato notizia dell’avvenuto arresto di tre tibetani della Contea di Driru, situata nella regione di Nagchu, nel Tibet centrale o “Regione Autonoma Tibetana”. Il primo arresto è avvenuto il 23 settembre: Lobsang Tashi, un monaco del monastero di Rabten, è stato portato via con la forza dal suo alloggio. Il suo computer e il suo cellulare sono stati sequestrati. L’arresto degli altri due tibetani è avvenuto il 23 novembre.

Si chiamano Lobsang Choeying e Kunchok Choephel e sono originari del villaggio di Ngayang. Lobsang è accusato di aver partecipato alle manifestazioni di protesta contro il governo cinese Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s Second Day of Teachings for Mongolian
Dic 3rd, 2013 by admin

View of the stage at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel, venue for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teaching in New Delhi, India on December 3, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

View of the stage at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel, venue for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teaching in New Delhi, India on December 3, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Second Day of Teachings for Mongolian Buddhists and Vajrabhairava Preliminary Initiation

The necessary preparations were already complete when His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in the Kempinski Hotel Ballroom New Delhi, India, early this morning. He took a seat beside the teaching throne facing the small mandala house, ritual cakes and other offerings arrayed at the back of the stage. He then performed the requisite self-initiation for the Vajrabhairava empowerment he was due to give later in the day. As the hall gradually filled with people, the quiet was occasionally punctuated by the ringing of His Holiness’s bell, sometimes accompanied by the drumming of his damaru. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama’s First Day of Teachings for Mongolian Buddhists
Dic 2nd, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his teaching at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel in New Delhi, India on December 2, 2013. Photo/Lobsang Kunga/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his teaching at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel in New Delhi, India on December 2, 2013. Photo/Lobsang Kunga/OHHDL

First Day of Teachings for Mongolian Buddhists in Delhi

New Delhi, India, 2 December 2013 – A group of 818 Buddhists from Mongolia converged on the Kempinski Ambience Hotel in New Delhi, where they were joined by 60 Koreans and 15 Tibetans to listen to teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He was escorted from his car to a stage at one end of the hotel ballroom, which had been transformed by a large backdrop featuring a painting of the Buddha and the 17 Nalanda Masters and images of Je Tsongkhapa and Vajrabhairava. After he had taken his seat on the throne, monks led a recitation of the Heart Sutra in Mongolian.

“When Buddhist teachings are being given, both the teacher and disciples need to correct their motivation,” His Holiness began. Read the rest of this entry »

H.H. Dalai Lama Speaks about ‘Success & Happiness’
Dic 1st, 2013 by admin

His Holiness the Dalai Lama answering questions from the audience during his talk on "Success & Happiness" in Noida, India on December 1, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama answering questions from the audience during his talk on "Success & Happiness" in Noida, India on December 1, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Bimtech invites His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Speak about ‘Success & Happiness’

New Delhi, India, 1 December 2013 – The Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to address a select gathering of corporate leaders, civil servants, academicians, professionals, and diplomats today as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The event took place at the Jaypee Integrated Sports Complex, Greater Noida. His Holiness’s relations with the Birla family go back to the early days of his life in India. It was in their house in Mussoorie that he spent his first year in exile before moving to Dharamsala. In a brief meeting before his talk, he was presented with a framed photograph of himself with Mr & Mrs BK Birla on the veranda of Birla House in 1959 or 1960. Read the rest of this entry »

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