China Calls Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra ‘Illegal’

Authorities in Tibetan-populated areas of southwestern China are warning local residents against involvement in a major Buddhist gathering in India led by exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, calling the gathering “illegal” and threatening punishment for those spreading news of the event or organizing local ceremonies in support. More than 100,000 devotees from some 80 countries around the world have already assembled in Bodh Gaya, India—site of the enlightenment of the historical Buddha—to participate in this year’s Kalachakra empowerment, which is set to run from Continue reading →

Yesterdays Cafe Momo

We had a steady number of people at the Cafe yesterday which involved Zari Tibet , Ben Powell as well as the usual soup and cake makers.  Zari Tibet brought lots of Tibetan handicrafts and Momos which went down very well.  We also had a campaigning table that allowed people to sign letters to their MPs regarding Tibet.  We chose the situation at Larung Gar as  the main focus of the day and cards were written and sent to local MPs: Michelle Donelan and Jacob Rees- Mogg Continue reading →

Our 20th Cafe Momo – 30th Oct 2016

Our 20th Cafe saw a stead stream of customers who enjoyed the Momes, soups and cake.  We made £209 for Free Tibet.  Valerie’s talk on Mount Kailash went down very well and the pictures were great.  A summary of the talk is given below.  ‘A Journey to Tibet and Mount Kailash’  From Kathmandu to Lhasa to Mount Kailash and the Kailash kora. Mt. Kailash is a mountain in the Kailash Range (Gangdise peaks), which figures element of the Trans Himalaya in Tibet. It locates near Continue reading →

China: lawyer for Ai Weiwei jailed for 12 years in ‘severe retaliation’

First Published on theguardian.co.uk Xia Lin given sentence harsher than expected, prompting outrage from China’s legal community   Lawyer Xia Lin with wife of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in 2011. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP Tom Phillips in Beijing Human rights groups have accused Beijing of ramping up its assault on civil rights activists after a respected lawyer was jailed for 12 years on what they claim were trumped-up charges. Xia Lin, a 46-year-old lawyer whose clients have included dissident artist Ai Weiwei and free speech Continue reading →

Beyond Belief: Breaking China’s grip on religion in Tibet

Free Tibet Campaign: SAY NO TO CHINA’S DALAI LAMA CALL ON INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO REJECT CHINA’S INTERFERENCE IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM. In defiance of the deeply held wishes of the Tibetan people, China’s government plans to appoint its own candidate as the next Dalai Lama. The role has historically been filled by identifying the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama after his death. The current 14th Dalai Lama has made clear that no Chinese appointed Dalai Lama will be the legitimate leader of Tibetan Buddhism. China Continue reading →

Human Rights Press Award for Reuters

Human Rights Press Award for Reuters Investigates “The Long Arm of China” | Dalai Lama | Shugden. see full story at http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-dalailama/  The Dorje Shugden movement gets clandestine support from the Communist Party. Their joint campaign to discredit the Tibetan spiritual leader is paying off, especially in Britain. ALDERSHOT, England – Thousands of Buddhists from all over Britain packed into the Aldershot football stadium southwest of London on June 29, quietly waiting under a hot sun to see the Dalai Lama. Just outside the turnstiles, another Continue reading →

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming visit to Bath

The Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming , was met by a sizeable demonstration from Bath Tibet, Amnesty members and supporters when he arrived to give a speech at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute on May 17th. During quite a rowdy question and answer session he was asked some very wide ranging questions, particularly concerning China’s policy in Tibet, the disappearance of the young Panchen Lama, allegedly abducted by Chinese state security, and the government’s tight control and censorship of the Internet. The Ambassador became visibly Continue reading →

Blood on the Snows Live Radio Interview

It was great to hear George earlier on Wiltshire Radio speaking about tomorrow nights event, Blood on the Snows!……listen here to George’s Radio Interview (time: 01:11:00) As the UK tightens the relationship with China it is more important that we challenge China’s unacceptable regime of torture, not only their practicing of it but the manufacture and export of torture implements which fuel human rights violations in other countries (see Amnesty site). There will be campaigning activities – see here or contact us if you can’t Continue reading →

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