Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dalai Lama Protestors

The Dalai Lama visited the Lehigh Valley this past week, and following shortly behind him was this group of protesters.  The protesters consisted of Shugden Buddhists, who worship a deity of the name Dorje Shugden.  The Dalai Lama has banned the worship of this deity, leading to a lack of religious freedoms in the country of Tibet, which is why the Shugden Practitioners are protesting.  

Next to the Shugden protesters, was a small group of Chinese Lehigh University students, who were also protesting the Dalai Lama for a different reason.  The students said that although Tibet is a part of China, the Dalai Lama's actions treat Tibet as if it has nothing to do with China.

Lastly, a young man waits for the second Sunday session of the Dalai Lama's lecture outside of Stabler arena by doing yoga.

p.s. one of the protesters thought I was from the Tibetan press...which is funny to me.

1 comment:

Briana Scroggins said...

you mean you are not from tibet? Well then I am going to start wearing my "Free Tibet" t-shirt again. :) I really dig the yoga pic, fantastic crop!