Discussion with Arjia Rinpoche on the current Tibetan crises བརྙན་འཕྲིན།

The last two weeks have seen the largest and most widespread occurance of Tibetans protesting for freedom, and Beijing has responded by cracking down with troop deployment, mass arrests in many Tibetan areas and a public campaign of accusing the dalai lama of instigating the protests and portraying the protests as being criminal violence against Han Chinese, with no mention of the core grievances expressed by the Tibetans.

Kunleng invites Arjia Rinpoche, the former abbot of Kumbum monastery in Chinghai and Vice Chairman of of the Buddhist Association of China, to discuss the recent events, And their implications for future Chinese Tibetan relations and the possible political and social outcomes for Tibetans in Tibet.

Kunleng TV is simulcast on television via satellite, on shortwave radio, and via the Internet in real time. Tune in every Wednesday at 1400-1500 UTC, 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Lhasa time. From Tibet and China Call toll-free 108888 AT&T 866 837 5159 From elsewhere us at 1-202-619-3774 (Tell the operator to reverse the charges and we will pay for the call.) Or send your name and phone number in advance so we can contact you during the show. If you are not able to join us in person please send your questions to us via fax or E-mail to: tibetanTV@voanews.com or Fax: 1- 202-382-5596