and Present Occupation:
the size of Western Europe, is an independent
country within it's own right. Tibet has a flag, a
currency, and its own language and alphabet.
Tibetans have traditional and distinctive clothing
and jewelry. They have a very unique, specific
culture and a spiritual philosophy by which they
have lived for centuries.
Since October 1950 when China invaded Tibet,
over 1.2 million Tibetans have lost their lives
including tens of thousands of monks, and over 6,000
ancient monasteries have been destroyed. Over 60yrs
later, the suppression and brutal torture of
Tibetans continues including electric cattle prods
placed in their mouths and applied to their
genitalia, and electric batons producing up to
250,000 volts. Tibetan language and traditional
clothing is prohibited in schools. Owning an image
of the Dalai Lama means imprisonment. If a Tibetan speaks to a foreign tourist
in public, they will be arrested, interrogated and
brutally beaten. It is common for protesters, lama
or civilian, to disappear and not be heard of again.
Legal council is unheard of.
Tibetans, now the minority 2-1, are trapped under an
extremely cruel and evil government, forced to beg
to survive, their farmland and homes taken away.
Over one million nomads have been forcefully
relocated and their land given up to mining, new
roads, the military, and even their animals have
been taken and destroyed.
Tibet has three provinces called U-Tsang, Kham and
Amdo which have been divided and renamed by the
Chinese - now known as Tibetan Autonomous Region
(TAR), with four Chinese sectors, Qinghai, Sichuan,
Gansu and Yunnan.
A common occurrence in
Tibet (also seen in Nepal). Their offence? Being
Tibetan. Tibetan women are
violated by rape, forced to have abortions, and
The Escape Option:
million remaining Tibetans live in fear and constant
humiliation 24/7. Their only hope is to escape thru
the Himalayas to Nepal and India and risk being
shot, or caught, imprisoned and tortured, or dying
of cold in the snow, or surviving the perilous
journey but loosing limbs and toes to frostbite, as
well as never being able to see their families or
their country ever again.
Each year, less and less Tibetans manage to escape
into exile due to military and plain clothes
officials scouting mountain passes into Nepal. On
September 30th, 2006, over 100 international
climbers and Sherpas in the Himalayan Nangpa La Pass
near Mt. Everest, witnessed and video taped Chinese
snipers shooting at escaping, unarmed Tibetan
refugees, including little children ages 6-10yrs
old. A 17 yr old nun was shot in the back and died,
just 400 meters from freedom.
This story, photos and video footage can be seen on
the internet, now a movie/documentary: "Tibet:
Murder In The Snow" - View on YouTube.
culture is being aggressively erased and their
sacred environment destroyed. Unemotional, cold and robotic, the
Chinese send everything they steal from the
Tibetan people and the Tibetan plateau, back to Chinese
cities to benefit
China and to create further political and
Calculated Destruction of the Environment:
The Tibetan plateau is an extremely
fragile environment that is being raped and
pillaged. Tibetan forests and tablelands, farmland,
nomadic pastures and trails, medicinal plants,
precious stones and animal species are being
decimated and destroyed, much of the damage is
The once rich and untapped resources of oil, natural gas, gold,
copper, lithium (used for making batteries for
computers, cellphones and general gadgets), and
uranium (used for Chinese nuclear weapons), are
being mined. The land is scarred and the water is
polluted. The ramifications for Asia and the rest
of the world are immense.
China controls Tibet which is
the source of water to Asia, about half the
Asia’s 10 major river systems including the
Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Irrawaddy, Salween
and Mekong originate here. These rivers are the
lifeline for billions of people. This is an
incredibly dangerous situation both
geopolitically and environmentally.
Extremely disturbing is that Asia’s 10
major rivers originate on the Tibetan plateau - the
world's largest water reservoir - which supply 85%
of the population of Asia with water - approximately
47% of the world’s population. The Chinese now
control this. The implications are
frighteningly dramatic and a serious global
issue. Asia is at the mercy of the
malevolent Chinese as long as Tibet remains in their
Not so distant future wars will be fought over
water, not oil.
mega-dams have already been built (more are on
the way), and rivers are in the process of
actually being diverted, the magnitude of which
has never before been attempted in recorded
history, the consequences of which, are
devastating not only to Tibet's environment, and
to Southern and South Eastern Asia, but to the
world climate, of which there is scientific
data. Despite all the evidence ... world
governments turn a blind eye, and fresh water
has become one of China's most powerful
Lake is one of the four most sacred lakes in
Tibet and the highest and largest salt water
lake in the world. More then 93% of tourists in
Tibet are Chinese, who flock in disrespectful,
disgusting, loud and rude tour groups, to
photograph and trample on Tibet's sacred land.
Smoking, spitting and urinating anywhere are
common Chinese traits.
Most tragically, the Chinese
government has abused the pristine Tibetan
environment by using it as a site for nuclear
testing as well as for nuclear dumping. Tibetan
nomads, already displaced by Chinese construction,
mining extraction, pipelines, roads, damns and
monumental environmental destruction of their land -
forced to slaughter their yaks who have provided
clothing, shelter, food and transportation for
centuries - now also suffer from radiation sickness,
miscarriages and death. The Tibetan nomadic way of
life for hundreds of generations is being torn apart
FYI: The number of nuclear warheads in
China's arsenal is a state secret, declared but
It must be noted that all the rivers, mountains,
valleys, lakes and plateaus are considered
extremely sacred to the Tibetans who have watched
over, revered and respected their land for
centuries. Tibetans are supreme, master protectors
of the environment and what the Chinese have done
is beyond heart breaking, beyond words, beyond
1) The Chinese proudly encourage
prostitution, throughout the once mystical and
majestic capital city of Lhasa.
2) They pay citizens to be spies, with hundreds of
surveillance cameras, snipers and military
3) Foreign tourists are watched and followed and
often have a 'handler' accompany them, directing
them to only see what the Chinese authorities will
allow, hiding the truth in plain sight.
Journalists are severely restricted, censored, and
banned from covering protests, uprisings or
immolation. They are harassed, threatened, and often
locked up earning China to be amongst the top 3
countries in the world for imprisoning journalists.
Indeed China is ranked in the top five violators of
the right to freedom of information and expression,
particularly freedom of press. The International
organization, 'Reporters Without Borders', were
condemned by the Chinese government and their
publication was banned as soon as they announced
China does not want
the world to hear, see, read or know.
Tibetan Khampa girl at Litang horse festival,
wearing traditional jewelry of turquoise, coral,
amber and 24kt gold, all found naturally in the
Himalayas. These precious resources are being
mined and stolen by the Chinese.
The Chinese goal is to erase Tibetan
culture, re-write their history, wipe out the
Tibetan people, and use whatever and whoever is
left, as a tourist attraction. They work to
achieve this daily through violence, aggression,
humiliation, discrimination, starvation, torture,
imprisonment, slavery, forced sterilization,
degradation, the removal of Tibetan schools, heavy
censorship of culture and art, and minimal lamas
in a handful of monasteries with restrictions on
Tibetans are master
equestrians and archers, skilled artisans of
murals, thankas, sculptures, wood
carving, metal, construction and architecture.
Great emphasis was placed on education and exploration
of the mind before the Chinese destroyed their monasteries, burnt
ancient texts and shut down Tibetan schools.
The Chinese government allow Chinese
tourists to wander about the Tibetan monasteries so
they can photograph and video the 'monks' as if they
are visiting a zoo. There is no respect in any way
from the Chinese people or the Chinese government
towards Tibetans, only disdain, extreme abuse and
The Chinese are waiting for the older generations to
die and forcing the new generations to assimilate
into Chinese culture so that traditional Tibetan
lifestyle and skills will be no more, all but
forgotten and erased.
Escape By Fire:
Since 1998, and as of December 23rd
2014, a reported 136 Tibetans have set themselves on
fire (self immolation), to protest the extreme
brutality and suppression of the Tibetan people
under Chinese occupation for 64 years, with no end
The first immolation was
a 60 year old former monk in Tibet and former soldier
in the Indian army. He lived quietly in a small hut,
working as a cow-herder and cook at a monastery in
Dharamsala, India, participating in local Tibetan
independence protests. One day he snapped.
The Chinese are furious every-time an immolation
happens and have declared this a criminal act, seeking
to erase this personal sacrifice and cry for freedom.
If the Tibetan
immolator lives or dies regardless, their families,
monasteries, monks and communities are punished.
Those that live have had their limbs amputated and
their burnt flesh left unattended for months on end.
And NO, this is not reported on CNN and barely ever
mentioned by the BBC, because China would be
infuriated and retaliate.
2022 Update: As of May 2022,160 monks, nuns,
and other Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet
answer to the world is "It's none of your
immolation, an excruciating painful way to die,
a last desperate cry for help, for freedom, for
human rights, for peace and justice. The latest
sacrifices were December 16th, 22nd and 23nd,
2014 ... a father of two, a 20yr old girl named
Tsepe Kyi and a 38yr old revered monk named
2015: China has massive
wealth and global political power.
1) China gives $$$ to Chinese who move to Tibet -
one thousand migrants arrive everyday.
2) China gives $$$ and contracts to countries that
ignore both Tibet and the Dalai Lama.
3) The corrupt Nepalese government bows down to the
Chinese $$$. Tibetans in Nepal have no rights, no
status and are being treated worse every year as the
a classic example of bribery and corruption who
now refuse to help or give legal papers to
arriving refugees because China has promised
them monetary rewards and massive contracts. The
military is also bribed to return escaping
refugees, and there are Chinese spies all over
Many Tibetans in Nepal live in refugee camps
with ever increasing restrictions due to Chinese
pressure. Tibetans are now forbidden to
celebrate the Dalai Lama's birthday, if they do,
they are beaten and arrested.
World is Doomed ...
In 2014, Xi
Jingping, the leader of the Communist Party,
was named the third most powerful man in the
world by Forbes. He is also chief of the
world’s largest economy, valued at $17.6 trillion.
Having total control of South East Asia's water
source, a massive amount of uranium for nuclear
warfare, and plenty of gold, oil and natural gas -
all stolen from the Tibetan plateau - Jingping has
the world at his fingertips.
Christmas 2014, Chinese investors in Nicaragua began
work on building the longest, deepest and widest
canal in the world which will destroy the
environment, displace farmers, plow though local
homes and villages and destroy an important fresh
water lake. Costing $50 billion, the environmental
and geopolitical implications are huge.
China is also playing a sophisticated, strategic
chess game in Afghanistan. Poised to exploit the $1
trillion of untapped mineral deposits and
Afghanistan's natural oil and gas resources, China
does not care about the country's instability, or
the Taliban whom they will pay off. Afghanistan also
provides an important corridor to Pakistan, one of
China's important political ally's, strategically
located next door to India.
China has become an
unstoppable evil force of darkness and
Events of Shame 2014:
Pope John Paul II
and the Dalia Lama became close friends. Both
loved by millions, unswayed by evil or political
When the Dalai Lama visited Norway in May 2014,
government officials allowed him to enter the
country but refused to meet with him. Norway, a
country beloved for its openness, tolerance, and
social welfare, has disgraced itself. Norway did
this as they had previously upset China and is
wanting imposed Chinese trade restrictions lifted.
2) The USA:
Despite having met the Dali Lama THREE times, in
Beijing, China, on November 12th 2014, Obama
publicly declared to China that "We recognize Tibet
as part of the People's Republic of China. We are
not in favor of independence".
3) South Africa:
The Dalai Lama was supposed to attend a summit of
Nobel peace laureates in South Africa, but was refused a visa so as not to upset
the Chinese. The summit was then moved to Rome, Italy
4) The Vatican:
In December 2014, the Dalai Lama was in Rome for the 3 day
summit and the Vatican, afraid of infuriating China,
declined to meet him.
Then, on Christmas Day, Pope Francis denounced the
"brutal persecution" of religious and ethnic
minorities, calling for peaceful resolution in
Africa and mentioning Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and the
Palestinians, with NO mention of Tibet.
Pope Francis 'forgot' that Pope John
Paul II, a deeply beloved man, met with the Dalai
Lama SEVERAL times and formed a strong friendship.
They had huge respect and understanding for one
another, sharing the same concerns about Tibet, and
the state of the world.
Most of our world
leaders and governments currently bow down to China.
Obviously these men are not leaders but cowards.
They are selling their souls to the devil.
Apparently diplomatic ties to a malicious,
vindictive and vengeful communist regime are far
more important than human life, the environment,
peace, compassion and spirituality.
Holiness the Dalai Lama, beloved by millions
resides in Dharamsala, India, firmly believing
compassion and altruism naturally equate
non-violence, qualities innate to Tibetan
Buddhism. However, the price for non-violence is
the extinction of Tibet and it's people.
Who does China fear? One man .. the
Dalai Lama, and the love, loyalty and respect the
world's people have for him.
Another fear is Tibetan communication. Tibetan
writers, musicians, filmmakers and teachers have
all been jailed or disappeared, with China
attempting to control the spread of information.
Indeed most Tibetans do not have TV's, computers
or cell phones, and they are not even allowed to
have passports! They are prisoners.
Giving Tibetans information from the outside
world, is an act of great bravery and courage and
must be done in secret so that the Tibetans are
not violently punished. Foreign trekkers are
feared because they bring news and hope to
villagers, farmers and nomads. Trekkers are
witness to the truth of what is going on.
the past, to understand the present:
protest peacefully, but protests usually end in
their bloodshed, imprisonment and torture.
Tibetan inner strength and defiance remains
indestructible and matched by no other.
They have been oppressed and pushed beyond their
limits mentally and physically but refuse to bow
down, or to denounce the Dalai Lama. They refuse
to let their culture die.
Tibet had a long feudal history full
of battles with neighboring countries of warring
tribes, prior to 'the Land Of Snows' embracing
Buddhism 2,500 years ago. It all began under the
rule of the 32nd King of Tibet Songtsen Gampo who
united the people of Tibet, and took two Buddhist
wives, a princess from Nepal and a princess from
China. Buddhism interested the Tibetan King and he
eventually began studying in depth, translating
teachings, and he built two great temples. The
Tibetan people however, remained skeptical and
Eventually, Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), a great
tantric mystic in India, was invited to visit Tibet
with Shantarakshita, a famous Buddhist scholar.
Together they established the philosophy of Buddhism
amongst the people merging it with the existing
national, deeply mystical religion of Bon. The first monks were
ordained and monastic schools of study were built.
Over the course of several centuries, many
outstanding Indian masters visited Tibet, and many
Tibetans made the perilous journey over the
Himalayas to study in India. They returned to
Tibet with the Buddhist philosophy and texts from
India, and also the knowledge of music, art,
medicine, logic and meditation. Buddhism does not
worship a deity, there is no theology.
Buddhism is a philosophy that encourages
healthy debate, exploration of the mind, personal
verification by observation of life, the way
things really are beyond the presented illusion -
fleeting events and relationships, everything is
marked by impermanence. We are defined by our
humility, which we realize when we let go of
expectation and cease manipulation.
There was a short lived period of
persecution and severe repression due to the
ancient Bon religion regaining status under the
42nd Emperor, resulting in Buddhism having to be
re-sparked. Two individuals that helped accomplish
this were a famous Indian scholar, Atisha, and the
great Tibetan poet and master of meditation,
From 1244, invited
to Mongolia by Godan Khaan, Lama Sakya Pandita
stayed and devoted his life to teaching Buddhism
to the Mongols.
Within a relatively short period of
history, Tibetan society was dramatically
transformed. Of important note, the famous Mongolian
rulers Chinggis Khaan and Kublai Khaan established
close relations with Tibet resulting in the
Mongolians becoming Buddhists. It was also a Mongol
ruler that first conferred the title of Dalia Lama
to a Tibetan monk, meaning 'master whose wisdom is
vast like the ocean'.
In the 18th Century, the Manchus stepped in to end a
long period of political turmoil in Tibet by
declaring that the current Dalai Lama would become
henceforth both political and spiritual leader. Fast
forward to the 1920's, the 13th Dalai Lama wanted to
improve and expand the Tibetan army but it meant
money that would have automatically gone to the
monasteries, would be redirected to the army
instead, a move the monastic political establishment
The Tibetan Buddhist government did not fully
understanding the importance of being able to defend
themselves against forceful intruders because a)
Buddhism advocates non-violence and b) no-one
imagined the Chinese would seriously attack and
occupy their remote and cocooned terrain.
25yrs later, Tibet was unable to defend itself
against tens of thousands of Chinese invaders ...
but it didn't stop them from trying.
Warfare 1950's to 1974 - Tibetan Freedom Fighters:
The Tibetan resistance army were
fearless, courageous and brave. Surviving warriors say
they have no regrets in choosing to give up
their lives in order to defend their religion,
their land, their people. Many wept the day they
finally had to lay down their arms.
In the 1950's after the invasion and
occupation of Tibet, Chinese reforms became
increasingly oppressive. February 1956 the
Chinese bombed the ancient monasteries of Chatreng
and Litang killing thousands of monks and civilians.
A revolt ensued.
At this time, there was a guerrilla resistance army
composed of Khampa tribesmen from Eastern Tibet who
had suffered brutal treatment from the invading
Chinese army. The Chushi Gangdruk
(Four Rivers Six Mountains) resistance group, was
led by a 51-year-old trader named Gompo Tashi
Andrugtsang. They were poorly armed and
uncoordinated but somehow accomplished successful
raids and attacks.
Obviously needing help, the Dalai Lama's brother in
India, Gyalo Thondup, turned to the USA. The
CIA had already contacted him and were interested in
helping Tibet as part of their anti-communist
agenda. America had absolutely no interest in
Tibetan independence but saw an opportunity to
covertly upset the Chinese.
One night in 1957, the CIA airlifted six
Khampa tribesmen from the Chushi Gangdruk to the
island of Saipan for six months training in radio
operation, codes, weapons and guerrilla warfare. In
the fall of 1957, by light of a full moon, the six
man task force was airdropped back into Tibet.
The men included Athar Norbu and Gyato
Wangdu (who would later become the last
commander of the Chushi Gandrug). The code name the
CIA gave their Tibetan operation was ST Circus
(Shadow Tibet Circus).
June 16th 1958, the resistance army, now
thousands strong, set up a new base in Triguthang,
southern Tibet, and renamed themselves Tensung
Dhanglang Magar (Voluntary Force for the
Defense of Buddhism), dominated by the brave Khampa
Thrilled by the success of their
guerrilla task force, the CIA began secretly flying
Tibetan resistance fighters to Colorado, to be
trained in warfare at Camp Hale, from 1958 until
1964. Eight teams of 259 CIA trained soldiers were
parachuted into Tibet between 1958 to 1961.
Dalai Lama sitting with the Khampa guerrillas
who escorted him on his escape thru the
Himalayas into exile. Both the Chinese and the
CIA were completely unaware until a few days
after his departure.
March 17th 1959, The 23yr old
Dalai Lama, escaped from Lhasa by dead of night. The
CIA had no idea until 3 days later when some members
of the CIA task force found out and aided his two
week epic escape across the Himalayas to India.
80,000 Tibetans then fled into exile to join him.
The Chinese, who had planned to kill the Dalai Lama,
had no idea of his escape until March 20th. Totally
enraged, a mass slaughter of the Tibetan people
ensued, with bodies reported being stacked in the
streets like fire wood.
In September 1959, 200 miles or so northeast
of Lhasa, at Chagra Pembar and Nira
Tsogeng, 40,000 resistance fighters set up
tent cities with their families and livestock, ready
to fight. The Chinese discovered the locations and
bombed them for several days straight, killing tens
of thousands of men, women and children. It was a
In the summer of 1960, the remaining
resistance fighters and their heroic guerrilla army,
meagerly armed, funded and trained by the CIA, had
to finally retreat to four camps they set up in
Mustang, a remote Tibetan kingdom deep within the
Himalayan mountains of northern Nepal. The original
200 Mustang fighters, grew quickly to 2,100.
Ultimately, the Tibetan troops were naive pawns for
the USA against communist China, began under
Eisenhower, thru Kennedy and Johnson, then
ultimately betrayed in 1969 by Nixon who
decided they were no longer of use to him
geopolitically or otherwise, and the relationship
The actual resistance movement struggled on at one
base camp in Mustang until it ended by request
of the Dalai Lama in 1974. The surviving
Mustang warriors wept. Some threw themselves into
the river in despair. Their fight had been epic,
fearless, long and hard.
These freedom fighters must not
be forgotten but given due respect and to
all the thousands of courageous Tibetans, who
chose to defend their land, their people, and
their spiritual beliefs intrinsic to their
culture, against an outnumbered, cruel Chinese
regime hellbent on genocide and destruction of
everything Tibetan ... which they continue to
this day, even as you sit reading this.
Avoid buying anything
children and teens are forced to assimilate and
to speak Mandarin. Lucky to be alive as many women are
forcefully sterilized, and unborns are aborted
at anytime from one month to nine months. The
foetus are sucked out, pulled out, or if born
alive they are injected in the forehead and
murdered at their first cry. Traveling teams
move around Tibet aborting and sterilizing women
in every town and village.
- Tibetan Children and Youth:
1) Tibetan language is banned in
2) Children living in Tibet cannot read or write
Tibetan. 44% are illiterate. Many do not attend
school or drop out.
3) Their national anthem and their flag is
4) If they attempt to escape and are caught,
they are shot or imprisoned, beaten and
tortured, but many are prepared to take that
Thousands of Tibetan refugee children are
orphaned, living in exile in India, in
communities such as Dharamsala or Ladakh. They
retain their special identity, are hungry for
education, learn to speak English, remain devout
Buddhists and long for the day Tibet will be
free so they can return and create a new Tibet.
Tibetan youth are extremely frustrated and
angry. Many elders agree with them. They say
that after all these years, the Middle Path of
peace has NOT worked, and now it is time for
massive physical action which may of course
include violence. At present they continue to
restrain themselves out of loyalty and deep
respect for the Dali Lama who adamantly opposes
a common daily practice to purify negativity
and to build merit. Also done when entering
a temple, a monastery, before a shrine or a
teacher. Pilgrims do this for hundreds of
miles, sometimes taking 2-7 years to travel
to a sacred destination.
before the Chinese invaded:
Tibetan daily life before the
Chinese invaded in 1950, was not exactly the
romantic Shangri-La imagined by the West.
Monastic power governed daily life. Physical
mutilations and floggings were common forms of
punishment as were stocks and iron fetters.
Peasant 'slavery' and indentured farmers were
part of the societal structure which also
included nomads, musicians, dancer, artists,
warlords, petty criminals, non-indentured
farmers, herders, monks and nuns. Tibet was far
less evolved than the outside world due to the
remote location, high altitude, unforgiving vast
terrain and Tibetan choice to remain secluded.
In March 1905 there was a violent revolt by the
monks who felt threatened by the intrusion of
foreign missionaries who built stations and
churches and bought land. To secure their
religious, financial, and political interests
the Christian churches were burnt to the ground,
all property destroyed and the missionaries were
killed, wounded or expelled (a very wise choice
considering the historical destruction of global
indigenous cultures by Christians and Jesuits).
Yes, Tibet was living a medieval lifestyle, cut
off from the rest of the world with no idea
regarding human rights abuse, that their
punishments were barbaric by modern standards,
that the monasteries had too much political
power, that the gap between the aristocracy, the
landlords and the peasants was extreme, and that
evolution and reform was needed.
Yes poverty and public punishment were all part of
the Tibetan social hierarchy with a very
distinctive class system, BUT ... no different
to the medieval periods in Europe.
Yes they were way less advanced compared to the
rest of the world regarding material objects,
technology and modern comforts. However, no-one went
hungry, life was simple and nowhere near as
repressive as life is today under the Chinese
forces, where Chinese slavery is now enforced on
all Tibetans in varying degrees, complete with
extreme methods of torture, concentration camps
and forced labor.
Over time, Tibet would have evolved at their own
pace and they would have incorporated whatever
they needed from the outside world, but of their
OWN FREE WILL, which the Chinese have since
The Chinese had NO moral authority
to brutally catapult, enforce and change Tibetan
society, NONE! There is NO 'natural reform for
the greatest good of Tibetan society', just an
ongoing agenda of genocide, theft and
exploitation of Tibetan resources, and forced
assimilation of Tibetan youth into the expansion
of the Chinese population across Tibet. For the
past 65 years of forced Chinese occupation, any
Tibetan man, woman or child that objects or
protests, is arrested, beaten, tortured,
imprisoned or murdered.
No matter what they have endured, all Tibetans
worldwide, both inside Tibet and in exile,
retain a fierce patriotism, deep spirituality,
unique ethnic and cultural identity, and remain
immensely humble. Tibetans worldwide unanimously
and rightfully, want their homeland given back.
and Apathy are Killers. Action is Needed:
Kalachakra Mandala - Ladakh, India, July
8th, 2014. A sacred Tibetan mandala is
usually created out of colored sand and
after completion, swept away, reflecting the
impermanence of life. They are incredibly
detailed and beautiful.
Tibetans are helpless against the
Chinese, but we as individuals are NOT. We have
money. We have internet access. We have cell
phones and cameras. We have a voice. We can help
Tibetan refugees, Tibetan culture and Tibet, by
taking actions, by donations, by speaking out
and refusing to remain silent.
Since world governments will not intervene or
impose sanction against the Chinese, or refuse
to do business with them, It is up to us to
monitor them, to gather information, to
communicate, and to give hope to the Tibetans,
to make documentaries and films, to take
photograph and videos, and document anything and
everything we can - to protest
loudly and be heard.
beautiful Tibetan Thanka, a complicated
artwork, created within specific guidelines.
They usually depict a Buddhist deity, scene,
or mandala and are painted or embroidered.
Taking months and sometimes years to
complete, Thang Ka means 'recorded message'.
China is a threat to ALL of us. WE
the people HAVE to take a stand against this
cruel, vile and wicked Chinese government that
uses money and political power to silence those
who wish to help, those who speak out, and those
who they allege pose a threat.
If you visit, do not speak in public
to Tibetans as they will be arrested and severely
punished after you leave. In private, tell the
Tibetans how much support and compassion the
world's people has for them. That they are not
forgotten and that people worldwide are working to
make a difference. Tell them the Dalai Lama is in
good health and doing his best in any way he can
Do not buy from the Chinese. Make sure
anything you buy is not made in China but made by
Tibetans in Tibet.
Tibetans outside of Tibet do not want anyone to
visit Tibet and thus financially support China,
but if no-one from the West visits, how can the
world know of the atrocities, the darkness, the
violence, the wickedness of the Chinese. There are
events to be witnessed, stories to be documented
and shown to the outside world, but this risks
arrest or equipment confiscation, and must be done
just want to be free, to live in peace, to
retain their identity, their culture, and their
spirituality. Their entire way of life, simple
as it may appear, is ancient and wise, modest,
humble, spiritually and intellectually advanced.
Truth Cannot Be Hidden:
The Chinese lied to their own people
about the horrific student massacre in Tienanmen
Square, Beijing, June 1989. To this day, only the
Chinese that leave China discover what really
happened. The courageous young people in Hong Kong
2014 protested against Chinese rule for months,
refusing to give in, even though their aging
parents are afraid and tell them to be silent, to
remember Tienanmen Square. Yet it is because of
Tienanmen Square they refuse to be silent and cave
Today, the Chinese government continues to lie to
their own people and to the world, spewing
propaganda regarding their invasion and occupation
of Tibet, twisting everything the Dalai Lama says,
and continuing to cover-up or trying to hide their
ongoing torture and genocide of the Tibetans,
their culture and their land.
WE KNOW THE
TRUTH. WE MUST NOT BE SILENT!
China, Nazis of the 21st Century,
mentally focused and without emotion, wield
massive power, have a huge military, excessive
amounts of money, access to oil, gold, uranium and
water from the Tibetan Himalayas, and have the
biggest population on earth. The Chinese
government believes Buddhism, a philosophy of
peace, non-violence and compassion, is poison.
They believe all religion and spirituality is
The #1 threat to the world today is not Russia,
not Iran, not the Muslims. IT IS CHINA.
Who Is next?
Nepal and perhaps one day Bhutan.
Infiltration is well underway in Nepal. Roads have
already been built, military camps set up, bribes
and gifts already given and promised. The rest of
Asia is also fair game, especially the poor and
pristine beauty, peace and spirituality will
become a distant
memory, unless we, the people of the world, speak
up and take action.
Tibet and the
Tibetan people are worth fighting for.
They represent the very best qualities a human
being can achieve ... gentle, infectiously
happy, soft spoken, peace loving, compassionate,
devoted, loyal, non-violent, respectful to all
living things, hard working, humble,
intellectually sophisticated and advanced, and
If Tibetan Buddhists represent the best of
mankind, China represents the worst. Good versus
evil - the classic battle. This is a story
familiar to the human race - the Australian
aborigines and the American Indians suffered the
same fate but not in such an extreme brutal,
vicious and cruel manner in an ongoing,
consistent daily basis lasting decades. This is
nearly 2015. Turning a blind eye is an option
that will end badly for all of us
because of what the Tibetans represent
spiritually and because of the location of their
country environmentally and geopolitically.
If these people are erased, there is NO hope for
any of us, for the future or for this planet.
All that is pure and good will be gone. When the
Dalai Lama dies, what will happen? All that will
remain is evil men, corrupt governments, and
their battle for control over us.
What Is The
The Dalai Lama and the Buddhist
philosophy prohibit violence, so what is the
answer or is it too late? The most profoundly
spiritual, humble, and peace loving people on
earth, are ironically being controlled by evil
forces that have zero belief in altruism,
spirituality or peace. Does this mean that evil
triumphs over all that is pure and good?
If these people and their way
of life is allowed to be wiped out, what does it
say about us, our spirituality, our humanity,
and the future of mankind?
have a solution, other than WWIII with China?
The sleeping dragon that is China, has woken
up and is well underway towards world
dominance through control of Tibetan resources
in the Himalayas and the vast location they
Peaceful dialogue and actions of
peace have proven to change nothing. Are human
beings DOOMED by their own greed, fear and
ignorance, to be violent, and to fight and kill
each other for power and control?
Must the 'good guys' violently fight back in order
to protect what they believe in and love, and to
keep what is rightfully theirs? Should we conclude
that FREEDOM must always and forever be violently
fought for, otherwise the 'bad guys' will take it
keeping those that
survive as their slaves?
Should we conclude that as
Planet Earth is a world of
duality all this therefore
cannot be changed, unless
the pervading energies of
dualism, Yin and Yang,
transform to a higher level
of consciousness? Is this
possible? Yes, certain
individuals have attained
this, a few cultures have
come close, but only the
Tibetans have excelled.
Those who are
not spiritually evolved,
such as the Chinese, and all
others who arrogantly
believe they are superior,
believing that war, murder,
theft and force are
acceptable ... what can be
done about them? History
shows the truth. Human
beings in general are
unevolved, barbaric cavemen,
now dressed in better
clothing with more
Planet earth has many tribes
and the peaceful, gentle
tribes usually end up
suffering the most pain, the
magnificent Peak Potala in Lhasa, Tibet,
before Chinese Invasion. A quarter of a mile
in length, over 1,0000 rooms, the home of
the Dalai Lama before exile. There used to
be over 1,000,000 volumes of ancient
scriptures, historical documents and
priceless works of art. The Chinese have
destroyed, damaged and stolen most of them.
and Buddhist Leadership:
The Dalai Lama
has repeatedly stated that he will never
reincarnate inside territory where he could
not be a free spokesman for the Tibetan
The atheist Chinese government ridiculously
claims they will not allow this to happen and
that they will decide where he reincarnates! In
other words they will choose their own Dalai
Lama, which is an absolute impossibility.
MARCH 10TH - Tibetan
10th in 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans
took to the streets of Lhasa, rising up
against China’s illegal invasion and
occupation of their country. Tens of thousands
of Tibetans died and were imprisoned. Each
year on March 10th, people around the world gather
to demonstrate the global strength of the
Tibetan movement and to show solidarity with
Tibetans inside Tibet. Next year, every
year, please join with them.
have the courage to stand up to overwhelming
evil forces. After 64yrs of extreme cruelty and
brutality, they are still willing to risk
torture and death by protesting, and even to end
their lives in flames to be heard.
VIDEOS - YouTube:
1) Tibet Situation: Critical.
- Documentary by Jason Lansdell.
An extensive, shocking look at the current
situation in Tibet. It covers the history of
Tibet, before and after the Chinese invasion. The
clips in this film are from a wide range of
documentaries and news organizations, as well as
never before seen footage. The brutality of the
Chinese Government against the Tibetan people is
2) What Remains Of Us. - 2004
This moving documentary follows a young Tibetan
refugee from Quebec, Canada, as she returns to her
native land carrying a personal video message by
the Dalai Lama.
3) The New Tibet - by New Atlantis
Tibet Conflict - modern
BBC documentary explaining the situation in
5) Bringing Tibet Home.
A documentary by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay, about
Tenzing Rigdol, a Tibetan artist who smuggled 20
tonnes of native Tibetan soil from Tibet to
Dharamsala, India for an art project to bring Tibet
closer to its people. His art installation opened
for 3 days on October 26th 2011 - "Our Land, Our
6) Leaving Fear Behind - 2008
Tibetans were denied entrance to the Olympic Games
in Beijing. Protests were immense. From
October 2007 until March 2008, a brave Tibetan named
Dhondup Wangchen and his assistant Golog Jigme a
senior Tibetan monk, filmed 40 hours of footage of
108 interviews from ordinary Tibetan people in
The filmmakers travelled thousands of miles to
document what Tibetans feel about the Dalai Lama,
Chinese occupation of Tibet, and the Olympic Games,
a symbol of world peace. The answers are frank,
powerful and moving.
The film footage was smuggled out of Tibet to
Switzerland on March 10th 2008 under extraordinary
circumstances. Shortly thereafter, the filmmakers
were imprisoned, tortured and denied medical
Six years later, on June 5th 2014, Dhondup Wangchen
was released from prison. He is in critical health.
As of December 2014, he remains in China and is
unable to leave. His wife and children live in San
Francisco, working tirelessly for his release.
Golog Jigme Gyastso who
was released after months of torture, was forced into
hiding in 2012, and recently escaped to India where he
met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala May 2014.
Dhondup's film and his imprisonment has gathered a
huge international following of supporters and
activists, including Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty
International, the US State Dept and the UN.
For more on this international story, latest
updates, and news about a new documentary on Dhondup
and his wife:
Guge, Tibet - White Temple. Statue of Chenrezig,
before and after Chinese destruction. China
enjoys both rewriting history and destroying it.
For Human Rights and Democracy - Protecting Tibetan
Rights and Freedoms. All the latest news on abuse,
immolation, deaths, imprisonments and events in
Tibet - www.tchrd.org
"Beyond The Numbers - A Human
Perspective On Tibet's Self-Immolations" - by Katie
Lin. - vimeo.com/55292170
Abortions and Sterilization:
Sterilization In The Land Of Snows" - Blake Kerr.
Documented, proven, ongoing
deliberate genocide. A lawsuit filed in Spain
was overturned after China pressure.
accounts from inside Tibet:
Survivor stories - Warning - Very
6) Facts and
Lighthearted look at the Dalai Lama,
daily activities, views, and his Hollywood
Tibetan Freedom Fighters:
"Shadow Tibet Circus" -
documentary about the CIA operation in Tibet.
Warriors by Mikel Dunham
- Tears of the Lotus by Roger E. McCarthy
- The CIA’s Secret War in Tibet by Kenneth Conboy
and James Morrison
- Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories
of a Forgotten War by Carole McGranahan
This web-page was written in
December 2014. Apologies for emotional rhetoric
but civilities and compassion have NO meaning to
Tibetans and world leaders alike placate Chinese
authority with carefully chosen words so as not to
upset them. Enough is enough! The plain truth has
to be spoken.
A country, a culture, a tribe, is being erased.
Ecocide and genocide are daily routine. Immolation
in the name of freedom has to end. FREEDOM, the most
precious state of all for every human being, has
to be fought for and taken back.
Will the Chinese ever leave Tibet? No.
Do they need to give Tibet autonomy? Yes.
Independence is a but a dream, but a dream that
will NEVER die.