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Thanks,

Jigme Duntak

23 thoughts on “Guestbook

  1. kopernikuss

    hello there all I was just wondering is it posible to go to tibet and become one of the monks?

  2. Rinchen Dolma

    Wow Jigmela, I didn’t know you have a blog. I am very impressed!
    If you don’t mind I’m going put up this site on the SFT Canada Facebook group:)

  3. Brigitte

    What a wonderful blog you have:)
    I would like very much to bring your blog to Facebook (I am there under my name but entirely dedicated to Human Rights and Tibet) and to Twitter
    (http://twitter.com/buddhachild), but I do not see any possibillities doing so..there is no T or f button.

    Many more people need to know about your writings:)

    You are truly amazing.

  4. Now, to the extent that the tastes of individuals are modifiable by those individuals, it may well be that individuals are, to that extent, accountable for their tastes. ,

  5. A wonderful forum for debates and discussions about TIBET, but to my sad knowledge, Tibetans are not that active on the net, it is always mostly our supporters. I have started a group or a separate blog to talk Tibet, discuss Tibet and envision Tibet as TIBET VISION, access @ http://www.tibetvision.co.nr just started…everyone welcome to talk or post links to view points about Tibet, Tibet and just Tibet!

    thank you!

  6. flightchix

    I have enjoyed your blog and like how there are many different perspectives on various issues!

    Look forward to reading more =]

    ~Elizabeth
    Tampa, Florida, USA

  7. Hardy Miranow

    ich freue mich, diese Seite gefunden zu haben!
    Das Schicksal Tibets ist in den letzten Jahren um die Welt gezogen und hat vielen Staatsoberhäupter die Augen geöffnet.

    Dankeschön und sonnige Grüße

  8. Padma Yonten

    It’s good to see an articel about the connection between Native Americans and Tibet.
    A few of my native will be glad to read this
    May All Beings Benifit
    Padma Yonten

  9. James

    I am writing an essay on the Younghusband expedition to Tibet. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on secondary academic sources that I could use as a part of my research.

  10. The following is a copy of letter sent by Rebecca and Jigme” <rebdorj@yahoo.com from Paris about the New Representative:

    Dear Your Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Excellencies of the Kashag and Members of Parliament, Honorable Members of the Department of Information & International Relations, European Representative Kelsang Gyaltse,

    It was with great dismay that I learned of the appointment of Mr. Thupten Gyatso as European Representative to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Having been committed to the Tibetan non-violent struggle for peaceful change for nearly twenty years now, seeing such an appointment has made me question the government-in-exile’scapacity: now that His Holiness is retiring from the government, is the Tibetan government losing all its lessons learned from his guidance to become a corrupt, clan-oriented sort of banana republic? On the surface, this is what it would seem as Mr. Thupten Gyatso could not be further from an appropriate representation of anything to do with Tibet.

    After witnessing so much verbal (not to mention numerous reports of physical) abuse from him not only on myself, but on many French Tibet supporters and on Tibetans as well, I cannot understand how information flow was so thwarted that someone in the government could actually think he was qualified to be a diplomat.

    How was he elected for so long by the Tibetan Community in France?
    Firstly, he was not elected as President the second time he ran, but the winner, Mr. Thinley, (too busy with his restaurant business, Norbulingka, and feeling shy about his level of spoken French) designated Thupten Gyatso as president! Basically, Mr. Thupten Gyatso is the only Tibetan in France with enough free time for the position as he is kept by his well-off French partner. No other Tibetan in the community has enough time (due to either children or work or a business of their own) nor ambition (often stalled by difficulties mastering the French language for necessary speech-giving) to accept the presidency.

    And yet Mr. Thupten Gyatso has never worked in France. He has no professional qualifications and no university degrees to speak of. The past 7 or so years as president, he has managed to improve his speaking style (to the detriment of French supporters who could stand neither his aggressive style of speaking, nor the aggressive content of his speeches). Ironically, the majority of Tibetans in France are recent arrivals who do not understand their president’s speeches in French. They see a fiery speaker with a microphone and think their president is powerful…, however those who have understood him have distanced themselves from the Tibet support actions.

    Those activists who have stuck with the cause despite Mr. Thupten Gyatso’s unacceptable approach have been victims of smear campaigns and accusations worthy of a primary school play-yard. So, activists have not only had to take on the abuses of the Chinese government, but also the manipulative ignorance of the Tibet Community president !

    With the detriment he has brought to the Tibetan cause in France, one can imagine the damage he could do as a diplomat at the European level!

    Please find here below an official email I was obliged to write to the director of the Pagode de Vinceness in April 2009 regarding the destructive behavior I encountered in my dealings with Mr. Thupten Gyatso. I am the on-site guardian of the French Buddhist Union’s ceremony site (The Pagode de Vincennes) where most big Buddhist celebrations are held in Paris. I deal with most of Paris’s Buddhist communities when they rent the site for their festivities, prayers or cultural activities. I wrote the email in French. A translation in English follows. Out of politeness, I did not use his name explicitly, but referred to him as “the organizer”.

  11. Free Tibet while they are still around! They are a lost culture and almost extinct due to the Chinese invasion and totally unfounded. The leaders of China today should allow H.H. Dalai Lam to return to his home along with many other displaced Tibetans. Tibetans should also be allowed “refugee” status and allowed to come to the United States. I support H.H. Dalai Lama and all his efforts to free Tibet. I am John Carman, former U.S. Secret Service.
    Email me at: john.a.carman@gmail.com Special note for Dasey Wangkhang Silva to please contact me so we can talk? Peace

  12. My Take: Dalai Lama Should Condemn Tibetan Self-Immolations

    Editor’s Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation,” is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

    By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN

    When the Vietnamese monk Thich Quang Duc immolated himself in Saigon in 1963 to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government of Ngo Dinh Diem, the world took notice. Malcolm Browne’s photograph of the monk becoming a martyr won the Pulitzer Prize, and Diem’s Roman Catholic regime fell before the year’s end.

    Today, Tibet is witnessing an epidemic of self-immolations. In fact, since March 16, 2011, more than 40 Tibetans have followed Thich Quang Duc’s lead, setting themselves on fire to protest the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

    Westerners react with revulsion to sati, the Hindu practice of widow-burning outlawed by the British in 1829, and of course to Islamist suicide bombers. The New Atheists are right to protest all this killing in the name of God (or the Buddha) – the way believers both prompt violence and justify it in the name of some higher good.

    So where are the protests against these Tibetan protesters?

    When asked about the recent spate of self-immolations in Tibet, the Dalai Lama has offered the response of no response. In a July 9 interview, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people said he wanted “to remain neutral,” telling The Hindu:

    This is a very, very delicate political issue. Now, the reality is that if I say something positive, then the Chinese immediately blame me. If I say something negative, then the family members of those people feel very sad. They sacrificed their own life. It is not easy. So I do not want to create some kind of impression that this is wrong. So the best thing is to remain neutral.

    I know it is impolitic to criticize the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is revered as a bodhisattva by many Buddhists. But he deserves criticism in this case. Why not “create some kind of impression” that killing is wrong? Why not use his vast storehouse of moral and spiritual capital to denounce this ritual of human sacrifice?

    If the Dalai Lama were to speak out unequivocally against these deaths, they would surely stop. So in a very real sense, their blood is on his hands. But the bad karma the Dalai Lama is accruing here extends far beyond Tibet and these particular protesters.

    In an important article on suicide in the Boston Globe, Jennifer Michael Hecht has noted that suicides beget suicides. “One of the best predictors of suicide is knowing a suicide,” she writes. “That means that every suicide may be a delayed homicide.”

    And so it goes with self-immolations. The suicide by fire of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi is widely seen as a key catalyst of the Tunisian revolution and the wider Arab Spring. Less well known is the fact that over a hundred Tunisians later set themselves on fire in copycat incidents.

    I understand that there is a tradition of self-immolation in Buddhism dating back at least to the fourth century. But there is also a strong ethic of compassion. So where is the compassion here?

    The Dalai Lama isn’t just a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is also a man of peace. It is time in this crisis that he started to act like one.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Stephen Prothero.

    http://liberalforum.org/liberalforum/index.php?/topic/132698-my-take-dalai-lama-should-condemn-tibetan-self-immolations/

  13. Soba Rinpoche self-immolation Insider

    It is said that Dalai Lama and his wings gave RMB 300k-400k to the family of self-immolated victims. So Sopa chose this “clever” way to end his life. He can win both money and reputation, and the most important, covering up his amour. What amazing news!

    In order to cover up his amour and preserve his and all his families reputation, Sopa used deception-burni-ng himself-to win the approval of Dalai Lama and the uninitiated. His self-immolation is not for the Tibetan cause at all!

    It is said that Sopa had a lover named Yabshi. Oncetime Yabshi was discovered when went to Sopa’s home for a tryst. After the disclosure of the amour, Sopa once beg Yabshi’s husband for not publicizing it. Finally, because of the stress from Yabshi’s families, Sopa had his mental breakdown and chose to commit suicide.

    The monk Sopa was forced to immolate himself due to the disclosure of his amour.

    Transfer from: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120109/tibet-monk-sopa-self-immolation-body-paraded

  14. Tsewang Norbu self-immolation insider exposure

    Oh, my Frined, please open your eyes. I am a Tibetan, too. Before self-immolation, Tsewang Norbu once told one of his friends, “From now on, you cannot hear my voice any more. A few days ago, I lost 40 thousand for gambling in a video game city and was ashamed of borrowing money from my parents. Everyday when I saw my elder sister and her husband working in the field, I had no face to see them.”

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