Tibetan New Year, and The Role of the Exiles

I’ve known many of you for a long time and now we’re all showing signs of age. I was 24 years old when our exile began and I’m nearly 79 now. Meanwhile the spirit of our people in Tibet is still strong; they have a strength that has been passed down generation to generation. Wherever we are, we shouldn’t forget that we are Tibetans. Those of us in exile number about 150,000, but what is most important is that the spirit of those in Tibet remains alive, they are the bosses. And it’s because of the hope they have placed in us that we have to keep our cause alive.

The Dalai Lama, addressing Tibetans in Los Angeles on Thursday. He is scheduled to celebrate Tibetan New Year on March 2, with the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota.

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2 Comments to “Tibetan New Year, and The Role of the Exiles”

  1. He also met with some Chinese students (up to 250?) at the University, or near it, anyway. He had done something similar I believe in 2009. I cannot find a good account of the meeting in 2014, however, but will keep asking my Minnesota Tibetan connections when I get the chance. I do think that such opportunities for direct dialogue are important, even if in the grand scheme of things they are somewhat marginal.

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  2. Yes, it would be great to hear more about events like those. That said, the students may have reasons to keep meet the meetings rather low-profile. There are German sinology professors who’d rather hack their right hand off than invite the Dalai Lama, full of fear that their Chinese contacts might punish them in future.

    As for Disqus, if I feel an urge to comment, I’ll just turn that comment into a post on this blog in future. Stealing topics made easy.

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