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  • Art of Peace Foundation
    proactive way Where there is violence our voices must be heard Most people embrace peace and compassion as guiding principles of life It is only when we speak through a unified voice that the strength of compassion and nonviolence can be fully harnessed We want to lend our voices to these efforts For 2 500 years the world has studied the Chinese classic The Art of War We believe that humanity is at a point where we can now only progress through The Art of Peace The Cause Over the last 50 years Tibetan culture has fed a spiritual renaissance in the West The Dalai Lama s universal message of compassion tolerance non violence and self awareness has become a profound spiritual inspiration for countless millions of people world wide Tibetan cultural however is under dire pressure both in Tibet and those living in diaspora as refugees This a critical point in history with the potential loss of one of the world s great cultural treasures Historic Background Tibetâ s 6 million inhabitants have traditionally been of a common ethnic identity For 1 300 years they have had their own unique culture and government Tibetans share and language and a culture whose religious roots are Buddhist In 1950 China s Liberation Army invaded Tibet calling it a â peaceful liberationâ based on a recent belief that Tibet was part of its territory Although the young Dalai Lama remained the nominal head of Tibet as a â national autonomous regionâ he was effectively coerced into accepting Beijing s rule In the spring of 1959 following many independent uprisings by the Tibetan people against Chinese rule the Dalai Lama was persuaded to flee by advisors who feared for his life After a arduous escape over high Himalyan passes the Dalai Lama and a party of about 90 Tibetans reached India where Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru gave them permanent asylum Today the Dalai Lama is still the spiritual leader of Tibet The Dalai Lama believes in Nonviolent advocacy for freedom Universal human responsibility for â all sentient beingsâ Happiness through sharing and justice World peace through religious and national harmony Autonomy of Tibetans to have basic freedoms of expression including the freedom of religion under Chinese rule He has relinquished hope for complete independence The Dalai Lama has created a five point peace plan for Tibet making it a â zone of peaceâ including a call to end Beijingâ s efforts to resettle the country with ethnic Han Chinese His position on Tibet is that â Tibetans would have full responsibility for religion trade education environment and other domestic affairs China would handle Tibet s foreign affairs and defense â Among many other awards he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006 and the U S Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007 In the practice of tolerance oneâ s enemy is the best teacher His Holiness the Dalai Lama Projects The Art of Peace Foundation and its

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