Tibetan teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (director of feature film “ The Cup”).
American sociologist Saskia Sassen, and Dutch economist Arnoud Boot explain their ideas about money, reality and compassionate economy. Based on illusion, global finance is able to destroy entire economies, as we have seen with the crisis in Asia.
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Tibet has been occupied by China since 1949. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives during the years of oppression that continue to this day. For their resistance, the people of Tibet, through the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), were awarded the Geuzenpenning 2005, a Dutch award for resistance and important contributions to democracy. Actor Richard Gere, president of the ICT, and Lodi Gyari, representative of the Dalai Lama, were present at the award’s presentation in Vlaardingen, Holland.
The non-violent character of Tibet’s resistance, based on its Buddhist culture, is highlighted by a nun who was 13 years old when she was imprisoned by the Chinese for the duration of 11 years, because she had been shouting slogans for religious freedom in favour of the Dalai Lama.
Now that China has opened its borders to international trade and will be hosting the Olympics in 2008, hopes are growing for a new impulse in the negotiations concerning Tibet.…