Looking for Tibet

87-Year-old HHDL looking out at the view in the early morning from his residence in the remote Himalayan village of Lingshed, Ladakh, UT, India on August 11, 2022. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor)

“At the age of 16 I took responsibility for Tibet at a difficult time and in so doing I lost my freedom.  At the age of 24, I lost my country and became a refugee. I have met all kinds of difficulties, but as the Tibetan says, ‘Wherever you are happy, you can call home, and whoever is kind to you is like your parents.’  I lost my country, but I’ve been happy and at home in the world at large.  Living a meaningful life is not about acquiring money and other facilities; it’s about dedicating your life to helping others as much as you can.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

As His Holiness sits silently without a slight sign of his usual smile, 

My heart pains in great depth. 

As His Holiness gazed towards the homeland hills, as far as his eyesight can reach, My heart pains in great depth. 

As His Holiness prays for the well-being of his people, who he couldn’t reach out to, 

My heart pains in great depth. 

By Sonsnow

Why are you so silent? Video

I express my sincere thanks to Tibet Rights Collective for coming up with this video featuring my poem, Why are you so silent?

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