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Maybe some will remember my lama friend from the chanraszik gompa from Leh. He was so friendly and well hearted! This is a nice sweet memory that is brought back to my mind when i see this photo;-)

I am posting this photo today as the Dalai Lama is expected to meet George Bush in the white house and, later today, to receive the Gold medal, the highest reward for a civilian in the US, from the US Congress. China is strongly protesting, arguing that the US is interfering with the Chinese "internal affairs". China is considering the Dalai Lama as a secessionist, who is fighting for a free tibet. Now, if you look back before 1959, when the chinese army invaded the free state of Tibet, tibet was NOT a chinese internal affair... Something to think about while I am personally rejoicing to see that the Dalai Lama is finally getting the right attention... But just like in Burma, i am afraid nothing is really going to change after this gold medal and this chinese uproar!!!

three more posts from this great gentle man :
big laughter
gentle monk
lama friend

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