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Geshe Palden Gyatso

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Geshe Palden Gyatso 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Sunday, June 19, 2011 At 05:00 PM  
Please RSVP to 212.807.0563. 
Sunday, June 19, 5PM 

About the Event

 Palden Gyatso

Palden Gyatso is a Tibetan monk who suffered 33 years in prison in Tibet.  He attributes the work of humanrights organizations for his release – everyday people using their voices to support him.  Today, there are still hundreds of political prisoners in prisons in Tibet.
At 80, Palden is full of life, wit and wisdom. He campaigns tirelessly for political prisoners, human rights and awareness for Tibet.  A life-long Buddhist, Palden is a gifted speaker on meditation, he says that only through meditation was he able to survive hissentences, and have compassion for his oppressors.  This presentation will include a question and answer.
He has presented before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and the Human Rights Forum in Oslo.  He is also the author of ‘Fire Under the Snow’.
Built on Respect, in conjunction with Tibet House US invite you to an evening with Palden on Sunday June 19th at the Tibet House, 5-7 p.m. Please RSVP to 212-807-0563.

To learn more in advance, please visit:
Donations for Palden are appreciated. heidiminx has started Built on Respect to help Tibetan refugees in exile. She lived in Dharamsala, India to teach sustainable business skills to small youth-run non-profits that are making a difference in their communities. Concentrating on positive youth action, she works to fight cultural genocide, ageism, discrimination and raise social and political awareness. Palden was her inspiration for her recent photo-documentary on the 'Tattoos of Tibetan Refugees and Ex-Political Prisoners.'

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