Ven Palden Gyatso was tortured for many years in prison by Chinese authorities. He is showing some of the torture devices he smuggled into the west

Recently, I did a post about the continual self-immolation (now totaling 24) that are occurring in Tibet. For so many people to voluntarily set themselves on fire, I think this shows a clear sign of desperation to make contact with the outside world and have people understand what is happening in their country.

To provide some background on why people would take such extreme actions, here’s a documentary that sheds light on life in Tibet during Chinese occupation. Originally appearing on TibetTV, there is footage on the inhumane treatment of the population and attempts to repress freedom of speech and religion.

Click on the link below for the video:

Brutality in Tibet Exposed

A recent report about life in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.

A 2 part video interview with Arja Rinpoche, the director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Indiana. He talks about his book Surviving the Dragon, regarding 40 years of life during Chinese occupation.

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