The death sentences passed on two respected Tibetans, Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Lobsang Dhondup on Dec 3, 2002 by a court in western China’s Sichuan province shocked the Tibetans all over and the international community.
At a press briefing this evening, the DM expressed his displeasure on the news item published by UNI headlined as “Attack on Karmapa aborted”, which is completely untrue.
The army was asked to stand by as tension gripped Gaya, Bihar, on Friday after unidentified miscreants damaged idols of two gods.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, the Tibetan Buddhist leader who was sentenced to death in a suspect trial last month in connection with an explosion, has begun a hunger strike in protest of his treatment in detention, which sources say has included torture.
Why is one of the great spiritual leaders of Tibet still imprisoned in India? He is a virtual prisoner in India. But the Karmapa, one of Tibet’s spiritual leaders, is working to free his people. Katharine Saunders reports.
Buddhist monks seated in the back of the audience gathered to listen to the teachings of the Dalai Lama, pay close attention to the prayers recited through loud speakers in an improvised tent in the town of Bodh Gaya, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival in the Indian eastern state of Bihar Thursday Jan. 9, 2003. The Kalachakra is the most important ritual of the Mahayana sect of traditional Buddhists.
Photo by Elizabeth Dalziel