Tibetan Prime Minister Kalon Tripa’s New Year Message

Dharamsala: February 21, 2012

Tashi Delek to Tibetans and friends around the world! Warm Losar greetings from Dharamsala, which falls on February 22.

As requested, please do not celebrate Losar this year, but do observe traditional and spiritual rituals by going to the monastery, making offerings, and lighting butter lamps for all those Tibetans inside Tibet who have sacrificed and suffered under the repressive policies of the Chinese government.

News from Tibet continues to be grim. Tibet is virtually sealed off with foreigners not allowed to enter. Even Chinese tourists are prevented from visiting Tibet, and the military buildup is very heavy. [The Chinese government has launched a massive crackdown on Tibetans who visited India for the Kalachakra Teachings. Several hundred Tibetans have been detained and are being forced to undergo political re-education [please see the news release from Human Rights Watch] . We are extremely worried over what is happening and what might happen inside Tibet. Under such circumstances, please do pray for all Tibetans inside Tibet especially on the third, eight, tenth and fifteenth day of Losar, as these are auspicious days.

March 10, our National Uprising Day, is coming up soon. There will be many other activities as well where Tibetans and our friends will be requested to participate. Please remember and observe the guidelines issued by CTA, which is to organize and participate in events peacefully, legally and with dignity. Peacefully because non-violence is our core principle. Legally as we are in a democratic country and have to follow the law of the land, and with dignity because we are seeking our freedom and dignity

Tibet Lobby Day is also coming up when Tibetans and friends lobby parliaments or the congress and share with members our concern over Tibet and the continuing repressive policies of the Chinese government. This year is especially important given the unfolding tragedy inside Tibet. It is important that we do the best we can to approach as many Congressional members and Parliamentarians as possible so as to make them aware. If possible, please try to have a resolution passed in the parliament or have a good debate on the situation inside Tibet. This way the suffering of Tibetans inside Tibet and their voices will be heard loud and clear around the world, particularly by the leaders in Beijing.

I would like to thank all those Tibetans and friends who participated in the global vigil on February 8. According to various accounts, hundreds of activities were organized around the world, thousands participated, and the day was very successful.

In conclusion, I want to say to our dear brothers and sisters inside Tibet that you are in our hearts and prayers every day.


Pic(file): Tibetan Prime Minister Kalon Tripa with HH Dalai Lama



  1. Atiqah

    Anon (above, not the one wanting to post under a ‘real’ tag) – It sure sduons like you’ve seen some “intersting” (in the Full Chinese sense) stuff. And it would seem silly to ‘believe’ in Angels, and not Demons – so, possession, of either type seems possible. However, that does not mean you know squat about literature. Arthur Clarke once posited that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” Consider the (ultra) sonic remote controls for TV’s back in the 70′s – you would push a button, maybe hear a click, and the TV would change channel, or adjust volume. Just Like Magic. Now, you don’t even hear a click. And you can bounce the signal off a wall, a ceiling, whatever – don’t even have to be line of sight.. so common, we use it every day, hardly “magic” – it’s just a remote. Can you explain it? Really? The code modulation of the IR laser? How the signal is generated, or gawd help us RECEIVED? Is it truly “magic” or ‘just’ a technology you don’t understand? (and apols if you actually ARE a EE who DOES know / understand this stuff, I’ll trust you to see my point). So, we have, in this little fantasy world (so like / unlike our own) these “special” people (they even get ‘special’ parking!) w/ the ability to use ‘remote controls’ (wands) on the world at large. Simply tech we don’t understand. Funny thing, the power for the remote comes not from batteries, but from within one self, based on inherent ability / skill – much like a professional athlete of any sport. Only THIS ‘sport’ is “wands” – and like fencing, it can be VERY deadly. What did swords look like to stick wielding cave men? Guns to the Native Americans? “Like Magic” But no, simply just tech that was not yet understood. JK merely labeled her tech “magic” as opposed to “The Force” (widely accepted as a God metaphor) and her “techno-mages” as “wizards” and “witches” as opposed to “Jedi”… just words that are convenient, to help the readers differentiate b/n “users” and “schlubs” as computer geeks might say… (or not – been out of active geekdom for a while now) Also, if you knew ANY thing about “witches” or “Wiccans” as is more proper, you would know that they are followers of the Lord and the Lady, God of the Sky, and the (earth)Mother. Sound familiar? Duality, virgin (re)birth of the world, yeadda yeadda – all the “pagan” crap that was co-opted by the early Christian church to insinuate itself into the calendar / life as it was known. (NOTE – I am NOT saying there is no difference b/n “Christians” and “Pagans” – PUH-leeze! Just pointing out they co-opted many of the pagan festivals / rituals to get along) ALSO, the Wiccans that I’m aware of, are particularly annoyed at the hell bent co-opting THEIR designations. Devil worshippers are NOT “witches” as far as THEY are concerned. And they’ve been using the term since before the druids. So, the EASY remedy is for the dEvil worshipers and the Demon chasers to come up w/ a unique word that describes the (crazy evil) crap THEY do, and leave the “witches” and “wizards” (especially the techno-savvy JKRowlings types) the heck OUT of it, ok? Again – yes, there ARE dEvil “worshipers” out there, and certainly the possibility of “demonic possession” exists – it’s simply that neither have anything to with “witches” (Wicca) or Harry Potter (techno-mage) Get over it. Find your own vocabulary.Or shut the eff up, as you’re highly annoying to those of us who are actually able to comprehend the difference b/n reality and fiction.

  2. Scaut

    The politics and poviitse message of Harry Potter: It goes well beyond “magic”.The message is that evil exists, it must be resisted and destroyed, and it’s up to individuals to take personal responsibility and action to fight it, even if it means there is great personal risk in doing so.If you ask me, that’s diametrically opposed to the message that the liberal establishment has been feeding our kids since the ’60s, which is mostly “join the crowd” and where taking action mostly means “protest to make someone else act”.Also, do notice that the “Ministry of Magic” (the “government” in Harry Potter’s world) is a meddling, mostly useless bureaucracy that eventually gets co-opted by Voldemort and his cronies to perpetrate their evil.And I absolutely loved the brutal mocking of “political correctness” and brainwashing in education that was the basis for “The Order of the Phoenix”. It was a hilarious parody of the reality that comprises most of public education these days.Harry Potter is the antithesis to modern liberalism. It’s all about questioning authority and taking action. The one thing that definitely does not happen in Harry Potter is Harry and friends waiting around for the proper authorities to do anything.If as a conservative you had the opportunity to pick a modern literary series for impressionable young minds as an antidote to the mindless moral and socialistic “Rainbow Fish”-like drivel that represents most of “children’s literature” today, I don’t think you could do any better than Harry Potter. If the left had any clue as to the real values behind the series, they would have joined forced with the rabid Christian fundamentalists (who were upset about promoting “witchcraft) in seeing the book banned from schools and libraries.

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