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  • 'The Tibetan System of Medicine' by Dr Pema Dorjee
    disease Everything that exists in the universe is made up of the five elements earth space fire air water If we forget this we move away from nature Padmsambhava in the 7th century AD had already predicted the serious consequences of deforestation pollution and other man made problems that would afflict the world in this age the kalyug Dr Pema Dorje and Dr Ms Tenzin Tibetan Medicine starts with the problem of human suffering said Dr Dorjee Where does suffering come from It is self made coming from ego selfishness which in turn come from ignorance Ignorance gives rise to desire anger and close mindedness These three are directly linked to the imbalances of the energies of vayu wind pitha bile and phlegm For instance without anger there would be no pitha and no possibility of fever heat On the other hand desires are strongly connected to vayu After explaining in some more detail the role of these three doshas in the human body Dr Pema Dorjee presented a brief outline of the methods of diagnosis in the Tibetan System These include touch observation questioning Examples would be the reading of the pulse which sometimes appears miraculous to the outside observer examining the tongue urine complexion of the patient Though this system goes to the root of the problem symptoms are extremely important as they are the manifestations of the tridosha Dr Dorjee then spoke briefly about the difficulties of obtaining herbs and medicinal plants so much in contrast to the old days in free Tibet when around each house yard you could easily find some useful plants growing This neccessitates growing and bringing these ingredients from Arunachal Pradesh Sikkim and Ladakh Dr Dorjee ended his talk on an inspiring and personal note What is it that a physician should

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  • 'Heart-Of-The-Matter' in Dharamshala - sofar himachal | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    represents the younger generation His main concern was that time is running out for Tibet and we must DO something during the lifetime of His Holiness the Dalai Lama In his own words he says why do we keep talking Genuine Autonomy and Independence His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile all over the world must return to Tibet and DO whatever we need to do from there Studying the danger of flooding Tibet with Chinese settlers he gave the example of a desert called Nag Golmud which was a desert ten years back Now it is a city housing 43 00 000 Chinese settlers The mines and other job opportunities attracted these settlers Golmud is now railway junction and from here a railway line is being laid to reach to Lhasa In the next ten years if this trend of development continues one may have to look for one Tibetan lost in one thousand Chinese Hortsang Jigme has been pursued over and again by enthusiasts and concerned Tibetans with questions and doubts It is learned that one monk even requested him to write a book on this proposal At a time when the freedom struggle does not seem to be seeing any action Hortsang Jigme s proposal Return to Tibet To Resolve The Issue seems to be attracting some attention from the public For China Tibet is a land of opportunity Jigme said Every year millions of chinese are losing jobs and more number of youngsters are graduating from innumerable universities and Colleges and for them Tibet like other minority land like Mongolia and East Turkistan is a land of job opportunities and source of income He concluded Will We Ever Return To Tibet Heart Of The Matter Regardless of where one may stand on the

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Miao, Arunachal Pradesh
    was extremely difficult The state has no air services and or railways India s one of the extremely politically sensitive region has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet and Bhutan One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality Photographs and an interesting day to day report on seven workshops by Tenzin Tsundue can be read at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7 Workshop Theme Throughout history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non violent action also requires systematic training and in fact calls

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Tezu
    state has no air services and or railways India s one of the extremely politically sensitive regions has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet Bhutan and Bangladesh One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality You may see photographs and read an interesting day to day report on the Tezu workshop by Tenzin Tsundue at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 Workshop Theme Throughout the history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non violent action also requires systematic training and in fact calls for more

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Tenzin Gang
    difficult The state has no air services and or railways India s one of the extremely politically sensitive regions has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet Bhutan and Bangladesh One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality You may see photographs and read an interesting day to day report on the Tenzin Gang workshop by Tenzin Tsundue at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 Workshop Theme Throughout the history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non violent action also requires systematic training and in fact

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Darjeeling
    remotest states in India was extremely difficult The state has no air services and or railways India s one of the extremely politically sensitive regions has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet Bhutan and Bangladesh One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality You may see photographs and read an interesting day to day report on the six day long workshop at Darjeeling by Tenzin Tsundue at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 Workshop Theme Throughout the history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Kalimpong
    extremely difficult The state has no air services and or railways India s one of the extremely politically sensitive regions has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet Bhutan and Bangladesh One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality You may see photographs and read an interesting day to day report on the Kalimpong workshop by Tenzin Tsundue at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 Workshop Theme Throughout the history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non violent action also requires systematic training and in fact

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  • 'Non-Violent Action For Tibet' Workshop: Gangtok
    one of the extremely politically sensitive regions has a 2 000 km long border with Tibet Bhutan and Bangladesh One has to cross six rivers walk travel atleast five hours by road and finally a safari on an elephant to reach settlements like Tezu As we went ahead the numbers grew and this became the first Friends of Tibet INDIA programme to be funded entirely by the Tibetans living in exile Participants to government officials to local Tibetans came forward with cash donations rice grains and other materials required for the completion and the continuation of the workshop process A detailed list of donors is being added to the existing list at http www friendsoftibet org donors Members of the Friends of Tibet INDIA and its advisors thank all those who made the workshop on Non Violent Action For Tibet a reality You may see photographs and read an interesting day to day report on the Gangtok workshop by Tenzin Tsundue at DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 Workshop Theme Throughout the history exceptional people in many countries have used non violent action as a means of bringing about desired social and political change In modern times Mahatma Gandhi once again brought it into prominence by leading the people of India to freedom through non violent action against the then most powerful nation on earth This fact alone should be enough to dispel any lingering doubts that non violence cannot work against strong military powers like China Non violence is a weapons system in its own right and there should be no doubts about this However as with conventional weapons systems non violent action also requires systematic training and in fact calls for more inner strength courage and perseverance When we take an objective look at

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