Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is considered a spiritual leader for Buddhism in Tibet. For many years Tibet has always been apart of china and never an independent country. Currently there is some tension that is being created between the Tibetans and the people in China, the Tibet people want independence  from China and the Dalai Lama wants to give the Tibetans a little bit more of self government to some extent but the Chinese people find it very strange that the Dalai Lama wants change all of the sudden so they refuse to negotiate with the Dalai Lama and want to continue to rule over Tibet.  The Dalai Lama strives for peace and doesn't believe in violence, this makes it hard because China wants to fight with Tibet but the Dalai Lama hates violence, which creates a struggle for the Tibetans.

This is a picture of the Dalai Lama in a recent interview with Obama. The Dalai Lama is telling him what is occurring over in Tibet and China and also telling the president what has been said back and fourth between him and Chinas president. 

1 comment:

  1. It really does create internal conflict when you are oppressed in regards to whether to use violence or not. On one hand you have your religious leader promoting non-violence and on the other hand you see your people treated as second class in their own country.


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