Please take action to save Tibet’s Larung Gar monastery.
The Chinese government are in the process of demolishing Larung Gar the Tibetan Buddhist monastery pictured above. The demolitions are part of a plan to reduce the size and population of the academy and monastery:
Please read the following from the Free Tibet Society and take the suggested actions.
URGENT ACTION: LARUNG GAR BUDDHIST ACADEMY
“Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, the largest Tibetan Buddhist institution in the world, is under threat.
Under plans issued by the local government, a series of forced removals and extensive demolition work will be carried out to cut the number of residents from 10,000 down to 5,000 by October 2017. The first round of demolitions and removals, carried out in July, reduced large areas of the site to rubble and caused widespread distress among Tibetans.
The plan is to be implemented in various stages. A series of deadlines have been imposed, with a certain number of removals and demolitions required to be carried out at each stage. The next deadline is October 2016. By then, 1,200 people need to be removed and their residences destroyed.”
Please continue reading and take the suggested actions:
https://freetibet.org/urgent-action-larung-gar-buddhist-academy – includes a simple petition and other actions such as writing to your country’s Chinese embassy and your foreign minister. All details of how to do this are included in the above link.
If you have only time for the petition please at least sign this as soon as you can but please take the other actions if at all possible and share: http://www.freetibet.org/petitions/3790
Regardless of what you think about religion, this is about freedom. The right to choose your own beliefs, your own way of life, your own culture and ideology. Its about a grave social injustice which the world has for the most part turned its back on.
Tibet is not a part of China, Tibet belongs to Tibetans.
For the past fifty years the People of Tibet have lived under Chinese oppression
“The situation is now so bad that the US-based Freedom House has ranked Tibet as the second least free country in the world, worse even than North Korea or Saudi Arabia, and ahead only of the bombed shell that is Syria.”
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Tragically there is little attention to Tibet Worldwide.
Why is Larung Gar Important
Why Larung Gar, the Buddhist institute in eastern Tibet, is important
Larung Buddhist Academy (also called Larung Gar) was closed to foreigners for almost a decade following the demolition of a thousand residences and eviction of numerous monks and nuns in 2001. Now, demolitions have begun once again, with as many as half its monastic residents facing eviction. What makes Larung Gar so important?
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Larung Gar: China ‘destroys buildings’ at Tibetan Buddhist academy
Larung Gar is said to be the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world but more importantly it is an important part of a culture, a religion and a way of life important to the Tibetan people. Freedom to do as one pleases in life unless it harms others is surely a human right. As an occupier of Tibet the Chinese it seems can do as they please with little opposition from western countries. Countries such as the USA and the UK which are only to quick to use oppression and human rights as a justification to invade other countries when it suits their own agenda while ignoring the plight of the Tibetan people because doing so interferes with relationships with China.
Other actions you can take for Tibet
Tibet Know the facts
Since 1950 Tibet has been occupied by the Chinese while in the same space of time more than 100 other countries have achieved their freedom.
More facts and information for you to share: http://freetibet.org/take-action/videos-graphics