Video: Robert Thurman releases statement about Tibetan immolation phenomenon

Robert Thurman, president of Tibet House US and Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, has issued a new video statement about the Tibetan immolation phenomenon. In the video, Thurman states that while Tibetans are not urged to protest in this fashion, and should not be, their sacrifice of those who do should nonetheless be honored. He also shares an anecdote reflecting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s wish that no one harbor anger or hatred against the Chinese, and that rather compassion should be cultivated in all circumstances.

For more, see Thurman’s Buddhadharma essay on the immolations, and see Buddhadharma News‘s own ongoing coverage.