A lot more needs to be said about China's illegal occupation of Tibet. These are peace loving people, whose religious figures have been persecuted mercilessly for the last few decades.
International interference has been limited, allowing China to take complete control of the area. Protests have been met with police brutality, and as of two days ago, 150 Tibetans have self-immolated in retaliation.
This is wrong.
This needs to be addressed. .
The Other Day in Dharamsala.. Tibetants marching and speaking in Honor of a young Tibetan (16years) who set himself on Fire in Protest of the Chinese Occupation in Tibet. The Number of Self-Immolations is estimated to be about 150 Tibetants in the last Years.. not to mention all the Ones that have died from Starvation and Torture under the Chinese. And still these incredible strong People stand up for peaceful Resistance and the Return of his Holiness to Tibet. Most people and politicians in The West simply forget and ignore the Injustices that are done to them.. including the Challenges that the Refugee Status brings. Remember the insane Amount of People that had to leave their invaded and war torned Homes, all around the World.. Bless all of them and the Ones who are still standing up for their Truth! I am working on a Documentary here about the Tibetan Culture in Exile.. Stay Tuned. #freetibet#freepanchenlama#refugees#politicalexile#chineseoccupationoftibet
Detail from yesterday's Tibetan Wedding in Dharamsala India, I was the only Foreigner there. The Woman in the Photo was part of a Group of 4 traditional Wedding Singers, they were all from Western Tibet and were performing certain Dances and Songs to give Blessings to the Couple. Loved their Presence and Clothing! Beading is used in indigenous Culture all around this Earth 🌏 🕊 Humbled to get to spend time with a strong and wise Culture like the Tibetants who wont give up their Efforts to go Home.. to Tibet! #freetibet#dharamsala#traditions#tribalart#indigenouswomen#tibetanstyle
Once in Dharamsala... ⛩
Yesterday was for the contemplation of Tibetan history and heritage. After chai and cake, we headed to Norbulingka which is an institute dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture. Located in Sidhpur, a suburb of Dharamsala, they describe themselves as "a self-sustaining community dedicated to ensuring that the integrity of Tibetan artistic traditions is maintained for generations to come. Art is a large part of culture, and by maintaining artistic lineages, we help to conserve the unique identity of Tibetans and the sacred traditions which took root in Tibet."
Dharamsala is home to many Tibetans in exile who, like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, fled Tibet after 1959 for asylum in India. Tibetan's natural cultural merge with this particular part of India is visible around every corner and a beautiful thing to observe... Back in Mcleod, the day finished with a free screening of the documentary 'Kundun' at the Hope Gallery & Cafe. The film documents the life of the 14th Dalai Lama from his finding to his exile. Def worth a watch 👌🏻