India's Tibetan Exiles Call for Help

A senior monk says the world, and especially India, must intervene to stop Chinese repression of pro-democracy protests in Lhasa
Tibetan activists and supporters wave placards and flags as they take part in a peace march along with the group of around 100 core marchers in Dharamsala on March 10, 2008, to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

It is dusk in Dharamsala, the Himalayan hilltop home of the Dalai Lama—the spiritual leader of 6 million Tibetans—and the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile. The air has begun to cool, and the bucolic mountain surroundings have become still. From a distance you can hear the chanting from a candlelight procession to the monastery where the Dalai Lama lives. As hundreds of monks and ordinary people file into the monastery, the prayers become clearer. "May the supreme jewel Bodhichitta that has not arisen, arise and flow; and may that which has arisen not diminish, but increase more and more."

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