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  • Friends of Tibet: Global | Activities (September 2003 - September 2004)
    2004 Read World Tibet Day in Bombay Friends of Tibet Bombay organises a public meet and the screening of Martin Scorsese s Kundun at the Max Mueller Bhavan Kala Ghoda Bombay on July 6 2004 Read In Solidarity Remember Tiananmen 2004 Public meet screening of Gate of Heavenly Peace at Dharamshala on June 4 2004 in support of the world wide rememberance of the Tianenmen Square Massacre Read Panel Discussion Friends of Tibet Dharamshala organises a panel discussion on the Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet led by poet activist Tenzin Tsundue at Dharamshala on June 2 2004 Read Imagination Real Tibet Friends of Tibet Dharamshala organises a panel discussion led by three researchers on Tibet and the screening of The Power of Truth at Dharamshala on May 22 2004 Read Ocean of Wisdom Photo essay on HH the Dalai Lama by Suresh Natarajan and four day long festival of films on Tibet at the Kashi Art Café Fort Kochi from April 17 20 2004 organised by Friends of Tibet Cochin Read Recovery of First Tibetan Passport On March 31 2004 Friends of Tibet recovers the first Tibetan passport used by Tsepon Shakabpa of the the then Government of Tibet after many years of its missing Read Images of Home and Exile Friends of Tibet Hyderabad organises an exhibition of photographs on Tibet in exile and the screening of films on Tibet at Daira Centre for Arts and Culture Banjara Hills Hyderabad Read Uprising Day Anniversary 2004 Friends of Tibet Bombay organises the screening of History of Tibet at Max Mueller Bhavan Bombay on March 10 2004 on the 45th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Read Human Rights Day 2003 Friends of Tibet Bombay organises a panel discussion with SV Raju of Indian Liberal Group as chief guest and the

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  • Letter from Kathmandu | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    TT I see my birth as being thrown off the cliff Somehow I got hold of a root to hang on to I can neither climb up nor am I willing to let go and fall down This is the struggle I fight everyday Tibetans in exile are stateless We would be labelled as splittists in Tibet and in exile except for the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa no one is granted official asylum We are not even refugees by law Tibetan youngsters born in exile are so passionate about Tibet but they have never seen Tibet in their life We are living in limbo I understand Pico Iyer s feel for his roots The more I am aware of these realities the more I am conscious of it I feel the anxiety I want to belong somewhere All that is available are the tiny cultural roots the Tibetan elders are offering us AB You climbed the scaffolding to the 14th floor of the Oberoi Hotel Mumbai to unfurl a Free Tibet banner during Chinese Premier Zhu Rongi s visit in a solitary act of defiance Does a solitary act of defiance like yours amounts to anything TT The protest that I was able to do and the attention it was able to draw to the Tibetan cause was because along with that climbing were the 600 strong willed Tibetans who were sitting on hunger strike who were running in the streets of Mumbai to protest against the continued Chinese occupation of Tibet We all had our roles to play Of course my role was never discussed I didn t know it would be successful The man who stopped the tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989 became a symbol of courage and defiance of the oppressive and corrupt communist Chinese regime He was not alone He was a part of the whole democracy movement of China AB I am not sure if you are following the issue of more than a hundred thousand Bhutanese refugees languishing in Nepal Nevertheless I want to point you to the role India played in evicting the refugees by providing them passage to Nepal Now when it comes to resolving the issue India is shying away from it saying the issue is bilateral You seem to be exhorting the same country to help free Tibet by showing belligerence towards China Aren t you expecting too much from India TT It is my personal belief that no nation would intervene in political matters unless their interests are at stake or a benefit can reaped from in between Tibet shared such a deep cultural and political relationship with India over thousands of years Today India recognizes Tibet as a part of China This is India s official stand However the mass Indian public is singing a different song They stand with us As an activist I have travelled extensively in India for our freedom campaign The Indian public bears witness to our history We appeal to these

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  • Free Spirits: Tibet in Exile: August 18-28, 1999
    Chinese immigrants now outnumber native Tibetans The unique and deeply spiritual heritage of the country has been systematically destroyed suppressed and denigrated more than 6 000 of Tibet s ancient monasteries and temples were reduced to rubble The mysterious medieval and magical Tibet of myth and legend with its rich culture and Buddhist centred society no longer exists These photographs are a glimpse of Tibet in exile the struggle for survival of a culture recreated in India and Nepal a record of the resilience humour and above all strength of faith of the Tibetan people gathered around the charismatic and remarkable figure of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Diane Barker Nuns from Shugsep Nunnery at Kalachakra Initiation 1994 Diane Barker is born in 1952 in Worcestershire and was educated at the University of East Anglia where she studied History of Art and later at Birmingham School of Art and Design where she received an MA in Visual Communication for a photographic project on landscape Diane has been exhibiting widely as a painter since 1986 in London and around the UK in both solo and group shows She was inspired to begin documenting the Tibetan exile community in photographs after time spent

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  • Festival of Tibet 2000 | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    there were different philosophies and religions they proclaimed the same principles of love peace compassion forgiveness and contentment Welcome Speech Mukesh Ambani welcomes HH Dalai Lama Ethics For The New Millennium talk was followed by a question answer session Answering to one of the questions Dalai Lama hoped that Tibet would soon be free of Chinese rule If you look at Tibet from inside it looks hopeless But Tibet is also a part of the world The Tibetan spirit is very strong specially among the younger generation Compared to the major illnesses in the world my headache is much better he said Later Dalai Lama released a book called Breaking Silence In Support of Tibet published jointly by Friends of Tibet INDIA and Tibetan Youth Congress Cham dance by the monks from Zongkar Choedhe Monastery and students from the SOS Tibetan Children s Village welcomed HH Dalai Lama at YB Chavan Auditorium and Prince of Wales Museum of Western India two important venues of the six day long event Celebrated at five different venues in Bombay with more than 150 participants from all over the world Festival of Tibet 2000 covered a gamut of activities from films music dance food photo exhibitions and seminars The second and third day of the festival was dedicated to documentary animation and feature films made on different aspects of Tibet The Cup was presented by Mahesh Bhatt Kundun and Tintin In Tibet by Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Acharya Nyima Tsering and Shadow Circus CIA in Tibet by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam followed by a question answer session Dances From The Roof of The World a package of 21 traditional dances and songs from different regions of Tibet were presented by the students from Tibetan Children s Village and monks from Zongkar Choedhe Monastery A photo exhibition titled Five Candles was held at the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India The five exhibitions were Free Spirits by Diane Barker Inside Tibet by Jacqueline Meier Holy Holy by Suresh Natarajan Beyond Shangri La by Lobsang Wangyal and Tibet Reborn by Vijay Kranti This unique festival had something to offer to everyone For music lovers flute maestro Nawang Kechog performed in a first time ever collaboration with sarangi maestro Ustad Sultan Khan in Melting Boundaries enerable Geshe Damdul Namgyal of Drepung Loseling Monastery gave a five day teachings on Buddhism and meditation There were interactive sessions and lectures by religious and political leaders which included A Brief Explanation of Buddhist Philosophy by Acharya Nyima Tsering Nuclearisation of Tibet and Its Impact on the Region by R Subramanium Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis New Delhi Grassroot Activism by John Hocevar Director Students For A Free Tibet Pulse Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine by Dr Kangyur Personal physician of HH Dalai Lama India s Tibet A Case to Review by Lhasang Tsering Former President TYC and Tibet The Chinese Gulag by Venerable Yeshe Togden President Gu Chu Sum Movement of

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  • World Tibet Day 2000: Bombay July 8, 2000
    Lama s Enthronement As a part of World Tibet Day observance an effort was made to increase public awareness of Tibet issues in the media publicising the goals of World Tibet Day making a strong stand against the genocide now facing Tibetan people and supporting the restoration of religious cultural and political freedom of the Tibetan people Why Be Concerned www worldtibetday com Saltmen of Tibet You don t go to the roof of the world trek through the wild for three months harvest salt from a dried lake bed and come back with an ordinary documentary The Saltmen of Tibet is a stunning evocation of place and culture Koche follows a caravan of men and yaks travelling to the sacred salt lakes of northern Tibet There the men descendants of an ancient nomadic people gather precious crystals of salt as their ancestors have done for 2 000 years The salt will be bartered for grain and it will be used to preserve food This journey is also a ritualistic gathering of the tears of the goddess Tara and therefore a deeply spiritual one Undertaken exactly as it has been for centuries each step is a rite of passage bringing

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  • 'Freedom Through Non-Violence' by Sulak Sivaraksa. Bombay. August 25, 2000
    prominent social critic and activist and one of the major contemporary exponents of socially engaged Buddhism For the last 30 years he has combined provocative intellectual work with continual grassroots organizing in Thailand Founder of rural development projects as well as many NGOs dedicated to exploring in Thailand and internationally alternative models of sustainable traditionally rooted and ethically and spiritually based development Sulak also runs an organisation called Spirit in Education Movement Periodically Sulak has been persecuted by various dictatorships that have mostly ruled Thailand since 1932 In 1976 following a coup and the deaths of hundreds of students he was forced to stay in exile for two years In 1984 he was arrested by the government for lese majeste defamation of the monarchy but after an international campaign on his behalf he was released In September 1991 he was again charged with lese majeste and also with defamation of the Army Commander General Suchinda Kraprayoon for a speech given in Bangkok on The Regression of Democracy in Siam Sulak went immediately into exile In December 1992 he returned to face trial In the meantime Sulak was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in both 1993 and 1994 thereafter he

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  • Freedom Through Non-Violence
    even employ reactionary means to tow the rabbles in line Non violence is a crucial way to help restore meaning and substance to what we call democracy today to constructively answer the reverberating wails or cries of suffering in the world Before we engage in non violent direct action we first need to understand that violence is often the culmination of greed hatred and delusion As Thich Nhat Hahn has consistently pointed out mindful breathing is a means that can develop greed hatred and delusion that arise within oneself Once enveloped and irradiated with metta or loving kindness these feelings will gradually crack and it will be possible to see their root causes Henceforth the mind begins to blossom like a flower that is unable to resist blossoming when the sun shines into its heart Applied broadly mindfulness can be used to overcome negative forces that undermine the wholesomeness of life such as consumerism sexism militarism and so on Equipped with mindfulness we would not fall into the trap of hating the oppressors and we would be able to use our newfound understanding to destroy oppressive systems and violent structures Pursuing the noble eight fold path will help one cultivate seeds of peace Peace is something that will fantastically emerge like a jack in the box With seeds of peace within ourselves the process of transformation into wholesome thoughts begins contributing to renunciation compassion and wisdom Equally important simultaneously with the cultivation of seeds of peace within we need to envisage and struggle for alternative futures relying on non violence working from the grassroots that is organising from the bottom up we must endeavor to challenge the centers of power to show that the emperor has no clothes on As Elise Boulding has observed We need images of peoples of the planet living gently but adventurously on the earth walking the ways of peace in a future still filled with challenges It is essential to spend time dreaming the possible shapes of that future as it is to learn the skills of peace building to maintain it His Holiness the Dalai Lama has long been living gently but adventurously on the earth and has admirably been walking the ways of peace that is promoting peace and non violence He has cultivated seeds of peace within and has continuously stroven to redress the suffering in the world not only that of his people As a simple monk like the Buddha His Holiness is ever humble chaste and mindful and practices Boundless Love As a simple monk he leads a noble and celibate life He wants so little for himself that all his time and energy are sacrificed for the happiness and welfare of other sentient beings In a way his happiness depends on his thoughts his speeches and his actions first and foremost for the well being of others Furthermore his life is so harmonious within himself physically mentally and spiritually And this harmony leads to harmonious relationships with other monks

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  • Money & Human Rights: Bombay, September 17, 2000
    at TISS Bombay In 1939 given the opportunity to climb Nanga Parbat in the Indian Himalayas obnoxious self centered Austrian Heinrich Harrer Brad Pitt jumps at the chance and abandons his pregnant wife The expedition doesn t go well for the Olympic medal winner when the team fails to reach the summit Then before they can try again World War II breaks out and they are rounded up by British troops and sent to a POW camp near the Indian Tibetan border After several escape attempts by the lone wolf he reluctantly joins a group plan and finds himself outside the barbed wire Because he is obviously superior to the rest of the escapees he heads out on his own He hopes to make his way through Tibet to China meet up with the Japanese troops and eventually get back home Days later fellow mountain climbing prisoner Peter Aufschnaiter David Thewlis chances upon Harrer as the arrogant adventurer is starving and vomiting in the wilderness The two form an uneasy alliance and continue their trek towards the mysterious nation Sneaking into the country that forbids entry to all outsiders the two eventually get to the holy city of Lhasa Harrer

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