A Brewing Issue, the “Recognized” rebirth of Gyalrong Dedrug Rinpoche

We saw it all start with the CCP’s “choice” for the Panchen Lama, after of course kidnapping the officially recognized rebirth and hiding him away somewhere (who knows if he is even still alive). This is the future folks, the Chinese gov’t will continue to stick their noses into things they don’t understand in order to control it.

The Chinese officials say the law, which was passed in August 2007,  regulating rebirths is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.” Of course it’s important for you, dolts, it’s an easy way for you to continue to suppress and depress the Tibetan culture.

From the Central Tibetan Administration website

Recognising the incarnations of Lamas/Trulkus is a unique Tibetan practice related with Buddhism. It has nothing to do with politics. Using religious figures for political purpose, therefore, goes against religion. On 18 July 2007, the State Administration of Religious Affairs of the People’s Republic of China issued the Regulation on Management Measures for the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism by transgressing the bounds of both religion and politics.

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Keep those affected by quake in Tibet and China in your thoughts

As we’ve all heard by now, another disastrous earthquake has hit. This time it hit inside Tibet and as of this moment 580+ have been confirmed dead and hundreds, if not thousands, are still buried. From Lamas and monks, to mothers, fathers and children, everyone has been affected.

My sincere, heartfelt thoughts go out to all affected by this earthquake, and all the others that have happened recently.

Times are insane here folks, regret nothing and live today, right now. You never know when it’s going to end, make sure those you love know it.

Newsweek: Tibet a “Charity Case”

Wow, what a heading on their site, Newsweek boldly calling Tibet a “Charity Case” of China. I read the article and was nearly seething at the ignorance shown but what really got me, and should have maybe sparked something for this reporter from Newsweek, is the final paragraph…

It’s true that, so far, all the money has failed to buy Tibetan loyalty. Beijing won’t deal with the Dalai Lama, even though Tibetans revere him, nor will it let his monastic followers build any power or voice any nationalist sympathy. Instead, the government is offering Tibetans the same bargain it has offered the rest of the country: in exchange for an astronomical rise in living standards, the government requires citizens to relinquish the right to free worship and free speech. The Chinese government has kept its end of the deal. Even if Tibetan residents never signed the contract, they have benefited from its enforcement—a fact Obama might keep in mind when he meets the Dalai Lama

Idiots, of course the Tibetans have not reciprocated, THEY NEVER WANTED CHINESE INTERVENTION!! They never asked to be beaten for their religious loyalties to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They never asked to be forced to speak a foreign language in their own country. They never asked for your “economic boom”. They have asked for none of this, it was forced upon them, I mean FORCED.

If a Tibetan resident does anything to express any sort of disagreement with the CCP they are detained, beaten and given Chinese “re-education” classes. Not sure about you Newsweek, but that doesn’t sound like a place I want to be, never mind a place where a resident of that country would be happy to be either. Before the Chinese invasion there were 6,259 monasteries for Tibetans to freely worship. By 1979, there were only 10 monasteries.

Not that I expected Newsweek or any other agency to actually report something factual, but it would have been nice if they tried to convey at least an iota of truth. Maybe they should have tried to interview a couple Tibetan folks and see how they feel about the repression they live in??

China Warns Obama Not To See The Dalai Lama

From AFP – China on Tuesday warned U.S. President Barack Obama against meeting the Dalai Lama, saying it would “seriously undermine” Sino-US ties — the latest salvo in an escalating row between the two powers.

Beijing also said no progress had been made in the latest round of talks between Chinese officials and envoys of the Buddhist monk, saying the two sides remain “sharply divided” on the future of the Himalayan region.

The comments came after the first negotiations between the two sides in more than a year, which wrapped up at the weekend. The envoys of the Dalai Lama returned to their exile base in India on Monday.

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Tibetans executed in China over riots last year

This is just making the rounds on major news sites, the news is not “new” but to the mainstream it is. Those of us aware of the Tibetan issues have known for days through groups such as Students For A Free Tibet and International Campaign for Tibet. I have been meaning to post for days, thanks Todd for the reminder! Story on executions here and here

As Obama snubs the Dalai Lama, Pelosi hands him Lantos Human Rights Award

From Associated Press

The Dalai Lama received a human rights award and met with U.S. lawmakers Tuesday on a visit to Washington overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s decision to delay a meeting with the exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader.

The Dalai Lama and Obama will not meet until after Obama visits Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing in November. China reviles the Dalai Lama, and the Obama administration wants to establish friendly ties between Hu and Obama during next month’s visit. The United States needs Chinese support for crucial foreign policy, economic and environmental goals.

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The Dalai Lama serves hope to SF homeless

From Mercury News

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was trying very hard on Sunday to make the homeless guests at Martin’s soup kitchen relax.

He put on a red and yellow tie-dyed apron to serve up the first plates of pesto pasta. He cracked jokes about what a relief it was to be among rich people who hang on his every word. He broke bread with seven down-and-out men, telling stories and making fun of his English—or lack thereof.

Finally, the head of Tibet’s government in exile and one of the most significant spiritual leaders in the world tried this: “You know,” he said, “I’m homeless too.”

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