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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Show Compassion for China the Gandhigiri Way!

Many of you would have heard about the project to Stand Up For Tibet. (See our Help Stand Up For Tibet in Facebook groups)Stand Up For Tibet which was launched after His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche requested people to help raise the Tibetan issue in a strictly non-violent way. As part of this project we like to support the Gandhian ethics of non-violence, compassion and a peaceful approach to change.Stand Up For Tibet has been inspired to start a new campaign that is based on “Gandhigiri” (non-violence/truth) philosophy.

The year before last year, Bollywood released a movie on Gandhigiri ethics called “LAGO RAHO MUNNABHAI” (Carry on Munnabhai) which was a huge hit. Since the release of the film, there have been a number of Gandhigiri-style protests. A few months later after the movie released, (this is a true story) there was this unpopular Indian government official who had come up with an unpopular law, and the public/media decided to go the Gandhian way and flooded his office with flowers appealing him to reconsider and wishing him well, rather than petition outside shouting rude slogans!

In the United States during July 2007, hundreds of flower bouquets were sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office by individuals who were legally in the U.S. but caught in a green card backlog, an act attributed by some to Lage Raho Munna Bhai. In response, the USCIS shipped the flowers to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval hospitals.With the recent terrible Earthquake that occurred in China, resulting in many thousands of people losing their lives, homes and livelihood, we have added a new campaign to the Stand Up For Tibet project.

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to take on the Gandhian ethics and leave a bouquet of flowers outside the Chinese Embassy’s in your home city with a warm and sincere sympathetic and compassionate note for their people, from your Tibetan Buddhist centre or on behalf of the Tibetan community (in your country) if you are not Buddhist but a Tibet supporter.

On May 20, 2008 a woman named Tara just sent a wreath to His Excellency, PRC (here in Singapore) with this attached message:

“Your Excellency, the People’s Republic of China and the citizens of PRC.

On behalf of the Tibetan Buddhist community in Singapore, we would like to express our deep sympathy and heartfelt condolence to the victims and all those who lost their loved ones in the Chengdu earthquake tragedy.We offer prayers to all those affected by the earthquake, for peace and harmony to reign in China and for genuine autonomy in Tibet.”

We would love to hear from all those that did this so that we can rejoice! Send us an email (info@standupfortibet.org) and please pass on this message on to other Tibet supporters that you might know.

Thank you

In peace, Tara

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Scholar Jamyang Kyi Disappears

Jamyang Kyi, who was a Visiting Scholar here at CU from March-April 2006,
has been detained in Xining, either because of something in her blog about
women's issues or for people she met here at Columbia. Amnesty (see attachment), Pen and other NGOs have issued appeals about her disappearance.

If you have any suggestions as to how we can try to help her, and to lessen
the risk of her being tortured, it would be really helpful. Perhaps you have
connections with women's publications or groups that might print articles about her case, or that might write to Beijing on her behalf?

Thanks for thinking about this.

Very best wishes,
Robbie Barnett

For further details go to

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Karmapa has Arrived in America May 15 to June 2, 2008

The Karmapa is here. His Holiness landed in New York City early yesterday morning. The energy and buzz in the city surrounding the Karmapa's first visit to America is incredible.

The New York Times
TIME magazine
both published major articles on the Karmapa within the past 24 hours.

Elle Magazine named the meditative master one of its “25 people to watch.”

Who is attending his teachings? I will be there in Boulder. Please comment!


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Myanmar Relief - Prayers and Action to Help - Do Your Part

Myanmar Relief Organizations

In response to the cyclone here are several trustworthy organizations where you can donate:

World Vision Inernational


eBay Missionfish Myanmar Disaster Relief