Tibetan Buddhist leader shies from mantle of power
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canada goose black friday sale Karmapa Lama, the third highest ranking Lama, speaks canada goose uk outlet during an interview with Reuters in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala March uk canada goose outlet 2, 2009. REUTERS/Abhishek Madhukar
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Yet this shy young man in thick glasses could become a key player in shaping the political fate of Tibet, the remote mountainous region beset by tensions over Chinese rule.
The Karmapa Lama, also known as Ogyen Trinley Dorje, canada goose uk shop is one of the highest figures in Tibetan Buddhism, along with the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama, each overseeing different arms of their faith. Lama means
canada goose coats After the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa Lama is the most eminent of them to have fled Chinese rule of Tibet, uk canada goose which Communist forces occupied from 1950. Despite his escape in 2000, the Karmapa Lama remains recognized by Beijing as the 17th incarnation of his spiritual lineage, something that could help him reach out to China.
He belongs to Canada Goose Jackets a religious order different from the Dalai Lama and so will not take on that title. Yet, many Tibetans believe he is nevertheless capable of taking on some of the aging Dalai Lama functions, including international lobbying.
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Canada Goose Outlet painful reality of the Tibetan people is something between Tibet and China, he said, warning Tibetans should cheap canada goose uk not expect other countries to resolve their problems. two people need to talk it is best they meet face to face.
The Dalai Lama devolved political power to an elected leader this year so there are no longer Canada Goose Coats On Sale any formal political roles for Tibet senior Lamas, but the respect given to them and their huge followings makes them influential figures.
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Canada Goose online The Karmapa Lama, who last month called on Tibetans to stop a series of self immolations in protest at oppressive Chinese rule, said China should not buy canada goose jacket treat his people demands for fair treatment as political or separatist.
has nothing to do with waving of flags with political slogans, it has to do with a definite real issue of happiness and suffering the well being of our people, he said, peering through thick lensed, frameless glasses.
buy canada goose jacket cheap BORN IN A TENT It has been a long journey for the young man born in a tent to a nomadic family in Chinese controlled Tibet, then identified as the 17th incarnation of the Karmapa Lama when he was seven.
memory of my childhood is very vivid and refreshingly pleasant, I was born in a very natural environment, he said, speaking in a plush Delhi hotel surrounded by shopping malls.
this nomadic wilderness removed from the rest of townships, you didn even know you were under cheap Canada Goose the Communist government, you had your own small world all to yourself.
Canada Goose Parka That way of life in some of the remotest regions of the world is now under pressure from Chinese policies to settle and house nomads.
canada goose clearance it will be changed I think, the Chinese want to push everybody to building houses and roads and buy motorbikes and all things. I don want to go back.
The Karmapa Lama said there had been Canada Goose Online benefits for Tibetans from economic changes brought by the Chinese but said people did not believe the policies were sincere.
But he also worries about consumerism, he added.
buy canada goose jacket With some wistfulness, the Karmapa said his time in India has been more grueling than canada goose factory sale he anticipated when he set off on his escape through freezing mountains at breathlessly high altitudes.
Accused by detractors of being a Chinese spy, he also came under fire this year when Indian police seized $1.6 million including quantities of Chinese currency from his monks.
canada goose deals He and his aides deny any wrongdoing. Donations from the benefactors who flock to meet the Karmapa Lama canada goose clearance from all corners of the world, including Tibetans canada goose black friday sale from China, account for the large amounts of money, they say.
Adding to his headaches, Ogyen Trinley Dorje has a rival claimant to the title of Karmapa, although the rival does not share Dorje close relationship with the Dalai Lama.
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