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His Holiness to join Worldwide Non-Violent Action 30 Aug

August 24, 2008

August 22, 2008

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will participate in a 12-hour prayer
service and symbolic fasting to be observed by the Tibetans and
peace-loving people around the world to reinforce their commitment to

Dharamshala, August 22 - It will be one of most important non-violent
campaign by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee to get support from the
world community for world peace and fight against oppression in the
world in general and particularly in Tibet.

Around the world, the synchronized 12-hour campaign will begin at 7
a.m. and go on till 7 p.m. on 30 August.

The Tibetan Solidarity Committee - convened by the Kashag and the
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile - is leading exile Tibetans' activities
under its unified leadership based on non-violent and Middle-Way
Approach to bring an immediate end to the ongoing Chinese repression in Tibet.

The committee has appealed to the Tibetan supporters, champions of
truth and non-violence around the world to join in this non-violent
effort to reduce one's defilements and to create wisdom and
compassion in the minds of the oppressor.

It aims to bring solace to the departed souls of all those Tibetans
and who are still enduring atrocities under the brutal Chinese
oppression from their sufferings, and for the truth of Tibetan issue
to prevail soon.

While observing the fast, people will recite prayers to enhance the
collective merits of the Tibetan and Chinese people and long and
healthy life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"We consider this as extremely important non-violent action taken by
Tibetans under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a
very critical period for Tibet, particularly the post-Olympic
period," Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche said.

Kalon Tripa has directed the offices of representative to reach out
to Tibetan people, Tibetan supporters, peace-loving people, Tibetan
associations and Chinese friends to encourage them to join the
non-violent action.
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