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His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in his closing remarks at the recently concluded Second Special International Tibet Support Groups Meeting, stated that the “younger generation of Tibetans in Tibet these days have much stronger determination as compared to earlier generations.”...
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Location: London
Subject: Songs true as any words in Dharma
Dec 08 2012 02:18 AM

Songs are powerful and express the feelings and prayers of a nation. good article, Also check this thesis "Singing the Nation: Modern Tibetan Music and National Identity" by Lama Jabb, http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/ret/pdf/ret_21_01.pdf

Location: nz
Subject: not all bad
Dec 05 2012 05:48 AM

Not to be to critical, as long as the motivation is sincere, people do what ever they can, location, etc being taken into account. As long as pure drops of water fall into the bucket, one day the bucket will be filled.

Location: SF Bay Area
Subject: Songs from Heart
Dec 05 2012 01:10 AM

Hats Oof to you. Nicely written. I have so much faith and respect for those freedom singers from Tibet. They put their lives on the line and speak their hearts out unlike group of mushrooming self styled so called Tibetan artist "performers" and singers in exile communities forcing for recognition and monetary gain without doing much.

Location: nz
Subject: Milarepa
Dec 03 2012 06:12 AM

No greater than He. Perhaps if a compilation of songs reflecting all the aspects of Tibets tragic situation , put to a few simple chords, could be put on a tape or cd and distributed to the active protesters, maybe at cost only. With a portable machine and song sheets for distribution to the passing public we could sing our way into the offices and departments of all those who have pledged some action, yet to be seen. Singing would be different to shouting. Standing outside various Chinese embassies singing our hearts out would probably catch them off guard. Just a suggestion.
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