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a canadian practitioner of kagiu tibetan buddhism emails with sad news

In reports coming out of Tibet, two more monks in eastern Tibet set
themselves ablaze in an apparent anti-China protest today at around 10
am local time.

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=30058&article=Fiery+sacrifices+continue+in+Tibet%2c+Two+more+monks+self-immolate

the difference between buddhism and radical islamism is that buddhists protesting the destruction of their way of life only kill themselves while the islamists take as many perceived enemies as they can with them. but this should not be confused with islam itself, such as I recently saw in practice in Kalimantan, Borneo. The town of Pangkalanbun where i spent ten days had the sweetest, gentlest, nicest people i have ever met. it is sad to see that the ethnocide in tibet is continuing, accelerated by the highspeed train to lhasa.

 

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