Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thinking of the Summer Olympics

Thinking of the summer Olympics, I watched tonight on instant Netflix a documentary called "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama." The last twenty minutes or so were particularly useful in focusing my attention on the issue of China's occupation in Tibet. I was struck by the Dalai Lama's positions in juxtaposition to China's leaders, and even "liberal America's" response to the occupation...take for example, boycotting items made in China (I don't often buy products made in China myself, for other reasons).

I found the Dalai Lama's statements important even as I meditated on China's own recent natural disaster. Speaking of that, did any of you hear the related Blog of the Nation on NPR on June 11th? It was interesting to hear more in depth conversation about the Chinese people's responses to its government and the national spirit in the aftermath of the earthquake.

2 comments:

hopalong said...

I got your message -- thank you. It means a lot to me.

Masasa said...

Of course. What awful news, and I truly am very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.