Dear Friends of Tibet,
We are pleased to announce the Monthly Candle Ritual for June !
You are invited to light a candle at any time between Thursday June 7 at 6PM and Sunday June 10 at 6PM to manifest your support for Tibet, and remain mindful of the urgent need to free Tibetans from their predicament.
Signs of positive change are like stars at night. At first, there doesn't seem to be that many, but the more we keep looking for them, and the more we can find. Perhaps each of the stars isn't that spectacular in itself, but together they paint an evolving picture where light is increasingly visible, repelling the darkness. And similarly, perhaps each of the signs isn't that eloquent in itself, but together they speak of an unstoppable progression towards a better future for friends of peace and freedom everywhere.
The highlights of the last weeks have related the story of the downfall of a political figure along with a treason trial in China. They have chronicled the fate of a former dictator being sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the murder of protesters in the Middle East. They have celebrated the rise of Aung San Suu Kyi kicking off a world tour. And they have praised the conviction of an increasing number of representatives of Western and European governments dismissing the objections of the Chinese authorities and meeting with the Dalai Lama.
As positive change maintains its inexorable movement, we keep edging closer to the time when the people of Tibet and other oppressed nations will regain the freedom that is their birthright.
« By perseverance the snail reached the ark. » — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
May our collective efforts bring freedom to the people of Tibet ! Svaha !