Korean Buddhists Mourn Self-immolations in Tibet

DHARAMSHALA: In a letter of condolence sent to the Central Tibetan Administration, the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism has expressed sadness and solidarity with the Tibetans on the recent cases of self-immolations in Tibet.

“Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism is genuinely saddened by the recent cases of tragic self-immolations in Tibet and would like to express our heartfelt condolences and sympathies. We would like to confirm that we stand in solidarity with all the Buddhists of the world,” the letter stated.

“We stand firmly behind non-violence and wholeheartedly oppose the use of military forces as a solution to any conflict in the world”.

“All temples in Korea will continue to send our sincere prayers so that the monks and nuns who passed away in act of protest may safely move on to the pure land and for those who remain in critical condition would swiftly recover.

‘We pray for Tibet to find peace and harmony without any further sacrifices by the people,” the letter noted.