India's Tibetan Exiles Call for Help
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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