H.H. EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER SELF IMMOLATION OF TWO TIBETAN CHILDREN
His Holiness has expressed his concern over the recent tragic incident of two tibetan children self immolating themselve for TIbetan cause.
His Holiness says, "This week, two young Tibetan children, one in Tibet and one in India, have burned themselves to death. These events pain me deeply. I could not bear to think of it when I heard the news, and for that reason I want to make a request of my fellow Tibetans at home and abroad. From 2009 to the present, nearly 150 Tibetans within Tibet and abroad have immolated their own precious bodies, making the strongest of statements. But neither among the international community nor in any other country has anyone shown the concern that such an act should warrant, any respect for the value of their lives, or any interest in the situation and aspirations that led them to immolate themselves.
LET'S PRAY TOGETHER
WITH HIS HOLINESS.
'The massive earthquake in Nepal has affected around 8 million people', stated the UN. Several thousands have lost their lives and far more are injured. The houses crumbled down with the hopes of many. At this hours of devastation, this 'Monlam' a mass prayer has been initiated by His Holiness himself. This monlam will be presided over by His Holiness and many will gather to pray along with him.
SAT, MAY 2, 2015 @ 1 PM
THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH,
490 RIVERSIDE DR, NY 10027
All are welcome. Entry passes, reservations or tickets are not required. Seating is on first come first serve basis.
This Monlam will consist of specially four monlam, namely Sang-cho monlam, Dhemon monlam, Barche lamsel and Sampha Lhundrup. We are going to distribute prayer books. We have english transliteration on prayer book for Barche lamsel and Sampha Lhundrup, but we couldn't arrange for Sang-cho and Dhemon monlam. If you have your personal copies of these monlam, kindly do bring in along with you.
Directions by Subway
Take the #1 IRT Broadway Local to 116th Street. Walk north along Broadway (passing Barnard College on the left) to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr Place). Turn left and walk one block to (Claremont Avenue). 91 Claremont is one half block north of 120th Street on the left hand side of the street.
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