His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Concern About Events in Burma

November 1st 2012

Dharamsala, HP, India, 1 November 2012 - During the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamil peoples in Sri Lanka, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appealed to the Sri Lankan authorities to find a humane solution. Likewise, in recent months, His Holiness has written twice to Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi requesting her to use her influence to bring about a peaceful resolution of the difficulties faced by the Rohingya people in Burma's Rakhine province.

His Holiness’s Representative in New Delhi has also tried to seek an appointment with the Burmese embassy to convey His Holiness’s views about this serious human rights' problem.

In recent times, His Holiness has received several representations from concerned parties, including students and staff of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he delivered a lecture in September, requesting him to intervene. He told them that in the case of Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the only leader he knows personally, and that he has conveyed his views to her.

Some people have even suggested that His Holiness consider visiting Burma, as part of an effort to resolve the situation. Given the opportunity, His Holiness is willing to visit trouble-spots around the world, if he can be of any help. Aside from this, His Holiness visits many countries regularly, at the invitation of educational and related institutions. However, due to political constraints beyond his control, particularly those prevailing in Asia, there are several countries that it has not been possible for His Holiness to visit so far; Burma, sadly, is among them.

Nevertheless, whenever he has the opportunity, His Holiness will continue to share his concerns about this issue in the hope that there will be a positive outcome.

 

Latest News

Thank You From His Holiness the Dalai Lama
August 13th 2015
I would like to thank all my friends in the many different countries of the world for your greetings on the occasion of my 80th birthday. I am grateful for the kind words you have expressed. As you know, my life is dedicated to the service of all sentient beings, and in particular I try to help my fellow human beings in whatever way I can. What unites all sentient beings is that we all naturally seek happiness and try to avoid suffering. Therefore, we have a collective responsibility to try to bring about the well-being and happiness of all living beings and help them overcome their suffering.

Long-Life Empowerment and Long-Life Offering in Leh
July 30th 2015

Inauguration of Summer Higher Buddhist Council at Spituk Monastery
July 30th 2015

A Visit to the Leh Jokhang and Jamyang School
July 28th 2015

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences Over the Passing Away of Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
July 28th 2015

Explore