Tintin in Tibet via Covered
Pasang Dorjee had ‘Free Tibet’ tattooed while he was a prisoner in a Chinese forced labor camp.
In this video he refers to the ‘fake Panchen Lama’. In ‘95 the Chinese government abducted the Tibetan reincarnate Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai Lama and appointed their own in hopes of controlling Tibetan Buddhism. Dorjee was arrested while protesting a ceremony to honor the fake appointee, in which the Chinese would have paid his monastery.
built on respect: rocking the grassroots to raise awareness about Tibet
In 1993 the Beastie Boys spearheaded a movement to raise youth awareness of Tibet - through music. A series of landmark Tibetan Freedom concerts were held, and a fire was ignited. 17 years later, much has changed, but Tibet is still not free, nor have the conditions improved.
It is time to change that — and the Street Dogs have lent a hefty dose of gasoline to the fire.
Avalokiteśvara (Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर lit. “Lord who looks down”) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He is one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism.
The original name for this bodhisattva was Avalokitasvara. The Chinese name for Avalokitasvara is Guānshìyīn Púsà (觀世音菩薩), which is a translation of the earlier name “Avalokitasvara Bodhisattva.” This bodhisattva is variably depicted as male or female, and may also be referred to simply as Guānyīn in certain contexts.
In Sanskrit, Avalokitesvara is also referred to as Padmapāni (“Holder of the Lotus”) or Lokeśvara (“Lord of the World”). In Tibetan, Avalokiteśvara is known as Chenrezig, སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ (Wylie: spyan ras gzigs), and is said to be incarnated in the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa and other high lamas.