Wednesday, March 10, 2010

sky train

The prize reaffirms our conviction that with truth, courage and determination as our weapons, Tibet will be liberated. Our struggle must remain non-violent and free of hatred.
Dalai Lama (b. 1935, on receiving the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize

today is tibetan uprising day, which commemorates the 1959 tibetan uprising against the presence of the people's republic of china in tibet.

commemorate the day by taking a few (3:58, to be exact) and listen to author canyon sam talk about her book sky train: tibetan women on the edge of history. thirst for more, you can also listen to katty kay's excellent interview with ms sam by going here.

photo: prayer flags at gather 'round farm, cleveland, december 2009


Tess Kincaid said...

I hope to one day see Tibet's freedom. Wonderful quote by the Dalai Lama. My daughter heard him speak when she was an undergrad at IU. She said the crowd as absolutely mesmerized!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i share your hope!

you might enjoy this post/snap from 2007


Meri said...

Did you see the film 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama? There's a trailer on You-Tube and you can get it from Amazon. But anyway, what I remember most about the film is the sound of his joyful, infectious laughter. He is, indeed, mesmerizing. And I'm glad our president met with him, despite the ire of the Chinese.