March 29 a Tibetan self-immolated against China’s vicious and illegal occupation of Tibet, the action took place near the Monastery of Bachoede in Bathang, Kham region of Tibet. Nearby Tibetans doused the flames which engulfed the Buddhist nun and she was rushed to a hospital. Her current condition is not known. more details HERE
9 thoughts on “Tibetan Woman Self-Immolates In Kham Region”
Om mane pengme hung!
I have recently written a post on the rationality of suicide in reference to Tibetan self-immolation. I would be interested to know what you think. http://www.clairehubert.wordpress.com/
Thanks for sharing, while the philosophical aspect of your article is in terms of details, theory and references beyond our knowledge and understanding, that said we are encouraged to note an intelligent and detached examination of the subject which recognizes an individual’s right and freedom to offer up their lives, with the caveat of inflicting no injury to others, as the case with Tibetans who self-immolate. Although ‘suicide’ is a very loaded term and not sure we would choose to link that phrase with the actions in Tibet.
Thank you for your feedback! I realise that this is an issue – I defined suicide in the first paragraph of my post as “the intentional killing of self” – unfortunately there is no other word for this than “suicide”, and it is a shame that this comes with such loaded, negative connotations.
Such is language, that however is an area more tuned to Philosophy, we are already 24/7 on activism 🙂
Merci for visiting and following my blog – wishing you all the best for yours!
You are most welcome, c’est nous plaisir 🙂 Love your Blog and what a fabulous location you are in
Hi, your map conforms to the Chinese borders. Your U-Tsang includes part of Kham. Therefore, your U-Tsang is the TAR and your Kham is not complete. Furthermore, your Amdo conforms to Qinghai, except for the part of Amdo which is today under Gansu, which seems to be included in your Kham.
Appreciate your geographic exactitude and were the map in question designed to portray an entirely accurate cartographic representation then indeed its present layout would not have met such standards. However as perhaps you already realize the purpose of the image is to convey reported numbers of Tibetan self-immolation and that there are three traditional regions of Tibet in a simple graphical form that is rapidly consumed visually. To that end the objective works. Thanks though for taking time out to offer your thoughts.