Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nepal becoming a Chinese province? - 7- Arrests for doing prayers...

TOI [Thursday, July 08, 2010 12:26]

"Over 350 Tibetans were detained by Nepal police while trying to attend the prayer meeting today on the occasion of His Holiness’ 75th birthday," said a doleful Tibetan journalist, who declined to be named. "There were extraordinary security measures to deter Tibetans from attending the mass meeting and we were not allowed to pray at the traditional public Buddhist places like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Pharping.
the caretaker government sent instructions to the parliament secretariat, asking the 601 members of parliament not to attend the subdued ceremony that was held at the Jawalakhel Tibetan refugee camp in Lalitpur district. The order came after Nepal’s President, Dr Ram Baran Yadav, and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala earlier this year accepted invitations to attend celebrations at a Buddhist monastery but were hurriedly forced to cancel them after a red-eyed Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu objected fiercely."

Religion is poison to the people according to hard-line communists; arresting them is apparently not?

Love & clear light,

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nepal becoming a Chinese province? - 6 - Not allowed to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama birthday

From DPA [Tuesday, July 06, 2010 15:11]

Nepal police on Tuesday detained more than 100 Tibetan refugees who had gathered to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday, but released them later in the day.

If I were to celebrate the birthday of my mother in Nepal, would they arrest me too?

Please remain to help us sentient beings.
We are daily tormented by suffering
Caused by our own ignorant behavior and attitude,
Please help us to reach the highest state of enlightenment.

Love & clear light,

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hao Peng's comprehension of freedom

A fascinating comment by Hao Peng, deputy Communist Party boss and deputy governor in Tibet, as quoted By Reuter June 30, 2010 (Writing by Emma Graham-Harrison, editing by Miral Fahmy) exposing his delusions:

Hao said the prohibition on his image was natural. "The Dalai Lama is not merely a religious figure, he is also a mastermind of separatist activities. No sovereign country in the world would allow the hanging of a portrait of a person like that," he said.

The blind leading the seeing?
I thought only the North Korean government could come up with such unworldly statements about freedom of expression...

Love & clear light,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bangladeshi Tibet activist harrased

Bangladesh under pressure of Big Brother China?

According to this Blog, A Tibet activist is being harrassed by police in advance of a visit by Chginese Vice President Xi Jinping. Apparently, authorities fear that some protests may take place...

A new phase of harassment has started on Ms. Wasfia Nazreen, a blogger from this blog, and her family members. Special Branch from Bangladesh Police’s Gulshan Thana and NSI members have reportedly called and visited her and her relatives’ home over the past six days, not just in Dhaka the capital but also in her paternal village in the district of Feni.

She and her relatives have been interrogated several times during this time, in relation to her involvement with Tibetans in the past. Wasfia, who just lost her grandmother Monday June 7th morning, had requested from the authorities for some breathing time till next week. Her family will be observing the Qul at their village home on Friday, June 11th, where both SB and NSI have reached since last night. Her lawyer and friends have expressed grave concern for her family members, especially those who live in the same areas of the burial, to have to go through such unrelated questioning at these hours of grief.

... she has been completely inactive with Tibet’s work in recent times. She has repeatedly confirmed to the law-enforcing officers that she had nothing in store for the VP’s duration here, or let alone anything related to Tibet as far as Bangladesh was concerned as she is too busy working to eradicate violence against women.

Incidentally, on 13th June, the Chinese VP Xi Jinping will be visiting Bangladesh. Daily Star reported: “Official sources said the Foreign Ministry is coordinating with other ministries and law enforcing agencies, and holding meetings regularly as part of preparations for the visit and the Chinese leader will be given VVIP protocol, which is usually given to heads of state and government.” (

The harassment and these ‘friendly’ visits on Wasfia initially started in summer of 2008 following the publication of an article: and then took a radical leap from July 2009 onwards. An exhibition jointly organized with Drik Gallery, titled INTO EXILE: TIBET 1949-2009 was also shut down by riot-geared police, with pressure from the local Chinese Embassy in November 2009. However, the intimidation had stopped in January 2010 following an international letter-writing campaign targeting FM Dipu Moni and pressure from foreign embassies.

Welcome to China, the world-wide greatest exporter of repression and intimidation.

Love & clear light,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

If you can't beat them, sell them...

China to turn Tibet into world's top tourist destination: report
Phayul [Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:02]

Dharamsala, May 18: Chinese communist authorities have reportedly drawn ambitious plans to turn Tibet into world's top tourist destination thereby amassing total tourism revenue to the tune of 20 billion yuan (2.9 billion dollars) in the next ten years, according to media reports.

According to the roadmap, by the end of 2020, the number of annual visits to Tibet should reach 20 million and tourism revenue should reach 20 billion Yuan, making Tibet a world class tourism destination, PTI reported, citing China's state media as saying.

What most tourists these days do not realiza is that nearly all the 'beautiful old' monasteries they see had to be re-built after the Cultural Revolution razed virtually all of the them to the ground.
They also often do not realize that the Chinese force the monks to charge money to visit or photograph their monasteries, as if they are musea...
The monks are allowed to recite prayers - but only because the tourists like this.
Behind the scenes monks are often forced to study Chinese propaganda, and actual Buddhist teachings are discouraged.
Things are not always what they seem - most certainly in China these days...

Love & clear light,

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Nepal becoming a Chinese province? 5 - Perhaps the people don't like it?

A huge crowd of Nepalese are going on the streets to protest, but now against the Maoists who are trying to paralyze the country. "We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore". See the article with photo's at the Mikeldunham blog.

Strangely enough, Nepal is the only country in the world where people live who are still enthusiastic about communism, or even worse, maoism... Perhaps the majority of the Nepalese are finally waking up?

Of course, Nepalese have a lot of reasons to protest against a corrupt government, but with Maoism they would only go from bad to worse. I pray they will wake up to their confusion. OM MANI PADME HUM

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics - 18 - Sri Lanka blocked cricketers from meeting Dalai Lama

Phayul [Wednesday, May 05, 2010 13:47]

Dharamsala, May 5: Sri Lanka, a key Buddhist nation, had stopped its national cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara and another player from calling on His Holiness the Dalai Lama out of fear that a meeting would anger China, media reports said Tuesday.
Sangakkara was advised against paying a courtesy visit to Dalai Lama in India (Photo: AFP)Sangakkara and former skipper Mahela Jayawardene were asked not to join their Indian Premier League (IPL) teammates of Kings XI Punjab, who paid a courtesy call on the exiled Tibetan leader last month in Dharamsala, the seat of Tibetan Government-in-Exile in North India, a top Sri Lankan cricket official told media in Colombo.
"Kumar and Mahela were instructed not to visit the Tibetan leader. It was a foreign ministry directive that was issued to us, via the sports ministry," Sri Lanka cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told AFP. ...
"We were made to understand that we should not upset relations with China," Ranatunga said.

Apparently cricketers are the latest security threat for China...

Love & clear light,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Big Brother steps up communication paranoia

AP [Wednesday, April 28, 2010 17:00]

BEIJING – China is poised to strengthen a law to require telecommunications and Internet companies to inform on customers who discuss state secrets, potentially forcing businesses to collaborate with the country's vast security apparatus that stifles political dissent.
In China, state secrets have been so broadly defined that virtually anything — maps, GPS coordinates, even economic statistics — could fall under the category, and officials sometimes use the classification as a way to avoid disclosing information.

The new draft maintains that wide scope, defining state secrets as: "information that concerns state security and interests and, if leaked, would damage state security and interests in the areas of politics, economy and national defense, among others," Xinhua said. Reports did not say what penalties for violations would be under the amended law.

But its passage is unlikely to result in a significant change as communications companies are already often compelled by powerful authorities to comply with investigations.

Love & clear light,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sad birthday

TCHRD: 25 April 2010
Press Statement on the 21st Birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima” the XIth

25 April 2010: Today marks the 21st birthday of the XIth Panchen Lama: Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders, who was abducted by the Chinese authorities on 17 May 1995 when he was just six years old. He and his parents were not seen for the past 15 years and there has been no clear information on their exact whereabouts and well being. Over the years the Panchen Lama’s plight has come to symbolize the crisis facing the survival of Tibet’s religious culture.

Just imagine, being an adult (assuming he is still alive) and being imprisoned for 15 years just for being yourself.

Love & clear light,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Handling help after earthquake by chasing monks away and stopping aid

Phayul [Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:57]
By Kalsang Rinchen

Dharamsala, April 22 – Chinese government has ordered monasteries to recall their monks who have been helping in relief and rescue effort in Yushu County ... which was hit by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on April 14, according to the Associated Press. Survivors of the deadly earthquake say the Tibetan monks helped first, bringing food, pitching tents, digging through rubble and cremating bodies.

“Now the Buddhist monks who responded first are being pushed out of the disaster area and off of state media — apparently sidelined by Beijing's unease with their heroism and influence”, reported the AP.

Yet state-run broadcasters and news agency have given scant attention to the Tibetan monks and instead highlighted the hard work of the military and the People's Army. ... local Tibetans were frustrated because the monks are still needed to help dig out the dead and perform funeral rites.

Meanwhile, Chinese authorities in Driru County have stopped 14 trucks loaded with relief materials from heading to the quake hit area of Kyegudo, said Ngawang Tharpa, an exile Tibetan with contact in the area.

I thought communism was about power to the people?

Love & clear light,