I Pray

Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: I cry, in sorrow, / For those who / Would give up the light

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A Killing Trip

Lhasa is no longer the land of happiness and purity, the land of prosperity and sanctity. Who knows who its future will depend on? Where, exactly, is the hope of its future?

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The Offering

Last night in a dream I passed / Through a frightening world. / Today my being is lost.

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Four Humble Truths

We cannot and we will not regain our lost freedom simply by talking about it or even by praying, hoping and waiting for it. We must rise up and fight for freedom.

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Friends

An American buddy of mine, / Journeyed to the Land of Snow. / He drank a mouthful of melted snow

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To D.G.

Dear Dondrup Gyal / Do you hear me? / There are these who say / You are a hero of our nation.

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Out of the Red

The Karmapa’s escape reminded us forcefully that the cause we are fighting for is alive and just and as desperate as ever.

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