China has invited the world to visit in August 2008. Exactly one year out, I've traveled to the heart of the nation that has brutally occupied my homeland for over 50 years. Follow this blog, as I share what I see, feel, and experience... leaving Beijing wide open.

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In 2004, an Australian and an American displayed a banner in the "Ethnic Minorities Park"

Back in April, a group of Americans protested the Olympic torch route at Mount Everest

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Comment from Ganden
Time: August 7, 2007, 3:46 am

Dear Lhadon la

Thank you so much for your committment. We are so proud of you.

Take care.

Ganden & Family (Switzerland)

Comment from Ania
Time: August 7, 2007, 5:01 am

Dear Lhadon !

I am full of admiration for you.To remarkable how very much you are sacrificing yourself for your country. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! I am greeting

Tak care !

Ania from Poland

Comment from Tsering Dolma
Time: August 7, 2007, 7:44 am

Dear Lhadon,
we are reallly appreciate to you and we are reallly proud of you. you did gob job. we all are behind you. hopfully u will come back soon. jawa lamdro yong war shok. boi gyalo

Comment from YESHI
Time: August 7, 2007, 5:39 pm

HI lhadon lak
i am so happy and i would like to say thanks so much to
help us and i never froget my whole life .and pary to god
that show a good life you and your family too.and thanks……………
take care and have a nice life

Comment from Rinchen
Time: August 8, 2007, 11:12 pm

Hi Lhadon,

Great going….. all thumbs up for you.


Comment from woeser
Time: August 9, 2007, 4:02 am

though im also a tibetan but i havn’t done anything for my country,i really appreciate your true patriotism for our father land.BOD GYALLO!!!

Comment from S. Cai
Time: August 9, 2007, 6:55 am

You lost a lot of potential advocacy and support from ordinary Chinese people (one fifth of the world population) when you decided to shoot the scene of the Tibetan antelope mascot kicking away the other three mascots. I feel that you and your colleagues still have a lot to learn about strategies in political activities and propaganda. Please show respect to the Chinese people. Turn them into your friends, not enemies. — From a Chinese student in the US

Comment from jigme
Time: August 9, 2007, 11:04 am

Hello Lhandon La,

First of all, We are all very proud of you and for your accomplishments in Beijing and your blogs were very insightful to us. You are truly an inspirational for our younger generation, who are either unaware of the real problems in Tibet or have already given up hope and are very pessimistic about the future of Tibet as a Free Autonomous Country. The annual March 10th Protest was almost becoming a chore and something that every Tibetan did around that time of year. Effort as such yielding no positive results except for a news coverage for a day was just not satisfactory. There have been times when we have such discussions amongst friends and radical movement often came up as an option. Believe me, this is not a group of drunks getting emotional about their homeland. To sum it up, patience is running thin amongst the younger generation.

As i had mentioned about my disappointments with the local protest with some media coverage. Your do it yourself kind of attitude in Beijing and the mass media coverage all across the world we received was very uplifting. This new ray of hope should lead our occasional group discussions in the same direction that we have been on for more than half a century (Non-Violent Campaigns). I would appreciate it if you could add me to your mailing list for any SFT newsletters and campaigns. I am a recent graduate and unfortunately we do not have an SFT Chapter here.

Lhadon La, you are very inspirational to us younger Tibetans and the multiplier effect of your actions have yet to be seen. God Bless.

Bhoe Gyallo

Comment from Tinlay Ireland
Time: August 9, 2007, 1:10 pm

Dear Lhadon la,
You did your best with your true friends n will never be forgotton by Tibetans ever. Its still a bit shocking that many media never dared to show your respectable journalism which they should be doing it. We knew we are at the receiving end but what the world is waiting for as we tried everything except TERROR STRIKE. Hope greedy industrialists and currupt politician wakes up before its too late. FREE TIBET

Comment from daktsa kunsang tsering
Time: November 3, 2007, 9:59 am

Dear Lhadon lak,

u truly deserve all da admirations,applauss tat being worth it.Quietessentially u r such an inspiring,dedicated and passionate Tibet activist among Tibetan Youth lately n we highly salute ya for ur daring,selfless contributions 2wards our Prosperous,Secular and Independent Tibet.

lets us all work hard even more for a better 2mrw.

God Bless ya..
Daktsa Kunsang&family

Comment from Dhondup
Time: December 19, 2007, 7:08 am

Dear Lhadon la. we are very much apprecaite to you and we are really proid of you. we all are with you. Tashi Delek
Dhondup and Dolma. Belgium.

Comment from khamsum wangdue
Time: March 10, 2008, 10:09 pm

Tashi Delek Lhadon La,
It was indeed a very encouraging and inspirational move from SFT in awaking the mass of people to understand the need of their support to make the difference in the history of tibet….I pledge every body to give sometime and think about tibetan cause ….and must realize the fact that it is the responsible of every tibetan not some individual…Bhod Gyalo…

Comment from wangyal
Time: March 10, 2008, 10:11 pm

Dear lhadon lak,
Tashi delek,i really appreciate wat u have done and yet to do for our fatherland.You had always been a driving force for us.We are always with you.
Thank u

Comment from HanWarrioR
Time: March 16, 2008, 7:41 am

Hey Tibetans, check out some history on Dalai Lama

Comment from josh schrei
Time: March 16, 2008, 8:33 am

Michael Parenti doesn’t know thing one about Tibetan history. He approached the Tibet issue as a Maoist sympathizer and everything he writes on the subject is uttterly biased. His works shouldnt even be regarded as ‘history’ as they are basically opinion pieces. Here is my response to Michael Parenti’s ridiculous article…

If you want some real history, read Dragon in the Land of Snows by Tsering Shakya. And if you want to start trading historical barbs about ‘who’s worse’, we’ll find a lot more blood on the hands of the Chinese government than the Tibetan, I can assure you.

But the larger question, HanWarrior, is why a govenment that has gone out of its way to try and convince the international community that Tibetans are actually Chinese, aren’t more sympathetic when 100 of their ‘own people’ have been killed? Why have their been no statements of regret about life lost? Why is the entire country on media lockdown? Why are they more concerned about making sure everyone knows the Olympic torch will still go through Tibet than about the lives lost? The answer is simple. Despite all the Chinese government’s rattlings about one people, one China, they DON’T CARE ABOUT TIBET. They KNOW that Tibet is a separate country and they treat Tibetans not as citizens but as occupied neighbors. You can throw around as many internet articles as you want. It doesnt change the simple fact that Tibetans are clearly not content with Chinese rule, they are rising up, and there is nothing you or anyone else can do to stop it. Truth cuts through lies. And propaganda can’t cover up an entire nation’s suffering for long. Time will tell.

Comment from Robert
Time: March 20, 2008, 2:22 pm

I don’t understand how the world can just turn their back on Tibet and go along with this Olympics in China. Seems like everyone is forgetting about what China really is and has always been. There is only one reason that China wants Tibet. If they lose it they lose a big part of the land they call theirs. Proud of you and I will keep writting my Goverment to boycot this joke they are calling the Olympics.

Robert from Oklahoma,USA

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Comment from Yves
Time: April 10, 2008, 3:08 pm


Hi Lhadon,

there are (at least - and as far as I know for now) two Tibet support groups on two of the biggest community-sites the internet has to offer, facebook and flickr.

The idea comes from facebook and has already 25.000 confirmed members:
(the group’s just a few days old)

and I started trying to spread the event on flickr:

Maybe you too find the idea great and want to spread it? I think it should go far beyond facebook and flickr and I think you can reach many Tibet supporters easily…

All the best for you and your country!!!

Comment from Alexandro
Time: April 16, 2008, 11:37 am

Tashi Delek, Lhadon!

Let’s keep the “freedom Torch” running for Tibet and it’s people!
I’m also working on the same topic (and others) and you can check out my website and look for the link to my Web-V-log. Over here, in Denver, no much has been done in this regard, other than a rally a couple of weeks ago. I’ll be glad to post some pics of the event later on.
I was pleased to meet a couple of Tibetan guys, Tashi, and Tenzing, who are part of the Team Tibet. I’ll be working with them in an art piece in the next weeks.
Let me know if there’s anything I can do for the cause here in Denver, CO.


Comment from Melissik
Time: May 2, 2008, 3:36 am

One afternoon, I was in the backyard hanging the laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. But when I walked into the house, he followed me, sauntered down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back. He resumed his position in the hallway and slept for an hour.
This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: “Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap. ”
The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: “He lives in a home with ten children - he’s trying to catch up on his sleep.”

I cried from laughter
Sorry, if not left a message on Rules.

Comment from Cameron
Time: May 6, 2008, 5:24 pm

Go Lhadon Go!!!!!!!

You know Tyler (your cousin) i am his best friend!!!!!

I think you are really doing a good job of this Keep it up !

Comment from Pierre Simonet
Time: June 24, 2008, 4:02 pm

Every time I hear Tibetan like Lhahon or the Daily Lama’s doctor who was tortured during 30 years by the Chinese communists, it makes me feel very humble.
Indeed, one day truth wil prevail.
People from Darfour, Cameroon (where the Chinese are exploiting Africans), Mongols, Tibetans; all of us will overcome those beasts (making prisoners children not older than 5 year old ; KILLING THOUSANDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN because of CHEAP BUILT SCHOOLS, and so on)
And some people keep it quite… just like when the nazis were the rulers of Europe…

Comment from Pierre Simonet
Time: June 25, 2008, 8:32 am



Comment from Pierre Simonet
Time: June 25, 2008, 8:34 am

From ruling . (From sorry)

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