On June 20th two young men set themselves on fire in Tibet. Why? Freedom.
This makes the count of martyrs now 42.
A candlelight vigil was held in McLeod Ganj in their memory. Attending this event made me realize what I have, what I’ve taken for granted and what others around the world are willing to kill themselves for. Each tear I shed was filled with guilt, heart break and fear.
To be honest I knew very little about TIbet, its history or its people. I’m ashamed to say how naive I have been to what has gone on for years!
Visiting McLeord Ganj has taught me a lot about this dying culture and what little powerful governments are willing to do to help.
If you too were like me and want to know more here are a few websites you can visit.