His Holiness to join Worldwide Non-Violent Action 30 Aug

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 non-violence.

Dharamshala: It will be one of the 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.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches from the text of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle Way, in Nantes, western France, on 20 August 2008.

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.