Thousands of Tibetan students and schoolchildren gather for peaceful demonstration in Rebkong

Thousands of Tibetans, including small children, have marched on the streets of Rebkong today in a peaceful demonstration following emotional gatherings of Tibetans after two self-immolations in the area in the past two days. Tibetan students and children from middle and high schools in Rebkong (Chinese: Tongren), Qinghai, began to gather for the protests from …

Statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Uyghur Protests

Statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama I am deeply saddened and concerned with the worsening situation in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), especially with the tragic loss of lives. I earnestly urge the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with the situation in a spirit of understanding and far-sightedness. I offer my prayers for those …

New protest today in Ngaba after officials ban prayer ceremony

News is emerging of a protest this morning (March 1, 2009) by several hundred monks from Sey monastery in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), the Tibetan area of Amdo, after officials prevented them from marking a major prayer festival. Several hundred monks marched from the monastery after officials banned them from praying, calling to be allowed to …

Tibet at a Turning Point

In spring 2008, a tidal wave of mainly peaceful protests against the Chinese government swept across Tibet. Tibetans risked their lives to demonstrate that their exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, and not the Chinese state, represents their interests. This uprising is a result of more than half a century of Communist Party misrule and revealed …

Leaving Fear Behind (Video)

Leaving Fear Behind is a film shot by Tibetans from inside Tibet in the period leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games. Filming concluded in early March 2008 on the eve of the eruption of unprecedented mass Tibetan protests across the Tibetan plateau. Shot primarily in the eastern provinces of Tibet, the film provides a …

Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to all Tibetans

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama STATEMENT OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA TO ALL TIBETANS Dharamsala April 6, 2008 While extending my warm greetings to all the Tibetans in Tibet, I would like to share some of my thoughts. 1. Since March 10 this year, we have witnessed protests and demonstrations in almost all …

Eight Tibetans killed in Kardze: new phase in protests in Tibet

At least eight Tibetans were killed yesterday in eastern Tibet after armed police fired on a crowd of several hundred monks and laypeople after an incident in which monks were detained after they objected to an intensified ‘patriotic education’ campaign, including photographs of the Dalai Lama being thrown to the ground, according to reliable sources. …

The Dalai Lama: An Appeal

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the world leaders, Parliamentarians, NGOs and public who have expressed their concern over the recent deeply saddening and tragic events in Tibet. We are also grateful for their efforts in persuading the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing …

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the Chinese People

An Appeal to the Chinese People from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Today, I extend heartfelt greetings to my Chinese brothers and sisters round the world, particularly to those in the People’s Republic of China. In the light of the recent developments in Tibet, I would like to share with you my thoughts concerning …