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Kirti Rinpoche, Chief Abbot of Kirti Monastery, in London this week

London March 19-23, 2013 Press briefing at the Legatum Institute, Friday, March 22, 9.45 for 10 am Since 2009, more than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire, calling for freedom and for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. This is one of the biggest waves of self-immolation as political protest globally in […]

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Capitol Hill focuses lens on Tibet: Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, Kirti Rinpoche and ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering testify before Congress

Tibetan prime minister (Kalon Tripa) Lobsang Sangay asks the United States to help resettle Tibetan refugees Kirti Rinpoche testifies to the tragic self-immolations at Kirti Monastery Bhuchung Tsering urges Congress to update the Tibetan Policy Act to recognize Tibetan democratic governance As news broke that a 12th Tibetan had self immolated in protest against Chinese […]

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Testimony of Kirti Rinpoche, Chief Abbot of Kirti Monastery to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Testimony of Kirti Rinpoche, Chief Abbot of Kirti Monastery to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the grim human rights situation in Tibet as reflected by many cases of self-immolation I would like to thank the US Congress for giving me this precious opportunity to talk about the worsening human rights situation in Tibet […]

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Kirti Rinpoche speaks of self-immolations; death of two former Tibetan monks after immolation

The exiled head of Kirti monastery, Ngaba, where six monks have set fire to themselves since March, has spoken about their actions and his views on why Tibetan monks are choosing this new form of protest and sacrifice. Two monks who were taken to hospital after they set fire to themselves on October 7 have […]

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Crisis at Kirti Monastery intensifies: rare public statements by lama in exile

As the crisis at Kirti monastery in Ngaba intensifies, exile lama Kirti Rinpoche has made rare public statements addressed to the Chinese authorities and the people of Ngaba, both published in full below. Local people in Ngaba who had gathered at Kirti monastery in an attempt to prevent monks being taken away to a prison […]

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