Monday, February 11, 2013
Of Palace and Politics
I don't begin to understand the complexities that Tibetan face every day. While I do not avoid politics, I don't always have enough patience to understand all the arguments in order to make an informed decision about my own opinions. I was a young adult when the Free Tibet movement started here in the US. What I understood was that the people of Tibet want a religious and political freedom not allowed under current rule. It made sense to me then, as it does now.
Tenzin's in-laws are Tibetan, and live in in the eastern part of the state. She visited them a few years ago and it was an amazing trip. She did not get to Lhasa, but she wasn't disappointed because freedoms are quite restricted in this area now. I would like to see, in my lifetime, a day when Tenzin, and anyone else who practices Tibetan Buddhism, could visit this place and be free from any threat of suppressed freedom.