Arizona Friends of TIbet
Take Action Now to Help Free Tibet
Tibetan Monks For thousands of years human beings have used the teachings of non-violence not only as a guideline for spiritual and ethical behavior, but as a message for social change. The courageous principles demonstrated by figures like Thoreau, King, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama stands as an example for all of us. Throughout history, people like these have refused to take up arms in their struggles and have insisted that all their actions be motivated by compassion and love.

Throughout the course of the Chinese occupation, hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have been imprisoned or killed by Chinese police. The Dalai Lama emphasizes love and compassion, and continues to regard the Chinese as his greatest teachers. As he says: “For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential; and for that, and enemy is indispensable.”

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Since 1959, the Tibetan people have maintained a non-violent struggle against the Chinese government’s brutal occupation. They have lobbied, demonstrated and gone on hunger strikes to further their cause for freedom. In keeping with traditional Buddhist thought, the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan governments-in-exile in Dharamasala act and govern with the benefit of al beings in mind, including the Chinese.

Why Tibet? The integrity of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people stand as models for us all. The struggle of the Tibetan people has been non-violent for over forty years and their courage in the face of sustained persecution, brutality and world-wide apathy truly deserves the support of those with the freedom to do so. Now is the time.