From Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong, Tibetian
as shared by Jyoti and from www.grandmotherscouncil.com

I have been feeling very sad recently especially in light of recent world news.
As you may have heard, the Chinese are cracking down very hard on the Tibetans in Tibet. Many have died recently and we can only imagine the brutality that is going on without media there. It is a terribly sad time.
The conditions in Tibet for Tibetans are terrible and have been so for many years. It was incredibly brave for the monks who began the peaceful protests against Chinese rule. The Chinese are heavily armed with weapons while the Tibetans have only rocks.
Please pass our mail to the other Grandmothers as we ask for their prayers during this difficult time and hope that positive actions may come to help the suffering of the Tibetans.

Please can you send letters to your government representatives asking for them to condemn the killings in Tibet and ask them to help resolve the conflict peacefully?

With love,
Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong

exiled Tibetian Monks

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