Tibetan National Uprising Day

Date March 10, 2012 – March 10, 2012
Time 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location We will meet at the Namgyal Monastery and then go to different locations as listed in the program for the day.
Instructor Geshe Lobsang Dakpa, with resident Namgyal Monks and Faculty.
Cost Free

Dear Friends,

Saturday, March 10th, is Tibetan National Uprising Day and we hope you will join us in the streets to spread out the words of sufferings of Tibetan people at the Chinese military.

On this day, we will come together as a united voice to demand that the Chinese government withdraw its troops, end the violent crackdown, and heed the Tibetan people’s call for freedom

This moment stands apart in significance for the Tibetan people. In the past year, 22 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in eastern Tibet to call for freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. A new wave of protest is sweeping Tibet.

On March 10, 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, rising up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their homeland. They surrounded the Potala Palace, the home of the Dalai Lama, to protect his life and the future of the Tibetan nation.

Fifty-three years later, Tibetans inside Tibet are unequivocally demonstrating that they will not be controlled by Beijing, nor can they tolerate the extreme repression they have been forced to endure for the past six decades.

Tibetans are risking everything to ensure their message is heard and acted upon by the outside world. From every corner of the globe, no matter how small the gathering, we must respond in solidarity by standing up for Tibet. Together, we will:

• Stand in solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet to show them they are not alone and that the world is responding to their calls for freedom;
• Commemorate Tibetans courageous resistance and demand freedom and justice for the Tibetan people;
• Call our governments to take action and challenge China’s repression in Tibet;
• Hold the Chinese government accountable for its extreme and violent policies against the Tibetan people;
• Demonstrate the global support for Tibet and stand with Tibetans in their defiance to China’s rule.
Program for the day:

10:30am All are requested to gather at the Namgyal Monastery.
10:45am Peaceful march to the Downtown, Commons
11:00am Tibetan National Anthem
11:05am Brief introduction of Tibetan National Uprising Day by Mrs. Tenzin Tsokyi
11:15am A minute silence in honor of our brave brothers and sisters.
11:20am Recitation of the prayer “Words of Truth” led by Venerable Namgyal monks.
11:30am Kalon Tripa’s statement will be read by Mr. Karma Dorjee.
11:40am Thank you note by Mr. Tenzin Lodoe.
11:45am Solidarity march towards the route 13 near the intersection of Wegmans.
1:30pm Program ends with tea at the Monastery sponsored by Mr. Urgyen Khetsatsang.
Location

We will meet at the Namgyal Monastery and then go to different locations as listed in the program for the day.
Cost

Free

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