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In a press release by the Karmapa's Office of Administration, His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who is the head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism called for a peaceful resolution to the Kirti Monastery of Eastern Tibet standoff.
In a special prayer meeting on May 4th that was organized by twelve different organizations based in Dharamshala, he said he would join His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Eminence Kyabche Kirti Rinpoche in their appeal to the Central Chinese Government and the international community to peacefully resolve the current crisis of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet.Read More Here...
How foolish you are,
grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Ngaba students protest crackdown, authorities respond; new information on deaths of Tibetans who tried to protect monks:http://savetibet.org/media-center/ict-n ... tans-who-t
Two Kirti Monastery Monks Sentenced:http://www.tchrd.org/press/2011/pr20110507.html
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May all involved in this conflict awaken to bodhicitta and in the future know only kindness towards others. May those in the bardo know a swift auspicious rebirth and those who are still here know a swift resolution with a good end to these troubles.
"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra
Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?
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There have been a long history of such conflicts in such areas Reference perhaps the Sino Tibetan war of the 1930's(one only mentioned). The initial attack by the Tibetan army in that war was in the Sichuan province. Assistance to the central chinese government was provided by the chinese warlord who held the Qinghai province. Fought in relationship to issues around monestaries it seems.
I'd suggest as usual the issues in these areas are quite diverse and require much study. Simplistic ideas such as this is the evil communists destroying or attempting to destroy the peacefull buddhists.....don't speak to the issues complex history.
This is all about power and control. China undoubtly acting wrongly in this specific but it must be c onsidered why they consider themselves not acting wrongly. HIstory in a asian context may not approximate histoty in a western context which encompasses basically what happened yesterday.
Hence the western misapprehensiions such as Vietnam being a chinese proxy to expand territory during its vietnamization of vietnam.
Truth be told historically china and vietnam were always enemies.Suchly within a few years after the end of the US Vietnam war china and vietnam were at war. So the supposition was wrong from the get go. LIkewise this is not a communist issue but a national issue though a totalitarian approach is being utilized by the chinese. Totalitarianism or authoritarian speaks of asian governmental action in a historical context most oftenly. Communism being only the name of the lastest version of totalitaranism. And nationalism. Two characteristics of asian govenments historically, authoritarian and nationalistic they usually are. Overtly so.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.
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