Heidiminx shares videos from her series on Tibetan ex-political prisoners’ tattoos, featuring Pasang Dorjee.
In new installments from her series of videos about Tibetan ex-political prisoners and their tattoos, activist Heidiminx talks to Pasang Dorjee, who had “Free Tibet” tattooed while he was a prisoner in a Chinese forced labor camp. Watch after the jump. A note from Heidiminx about the video:
In this video Pasang Dorjee refers to the ‘fake Panchen Lama’. In ’95 the Chinese government abducted the Tibetan reincarnate Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai Lama and appointed their own in hopes of controlling Tibetan Buddhism. Dorjee was arrested while protesting a ceremony to honor the fake appointee, in which the Chinese would have paid his monastery.
About the next video, Heidiminx says:
Many young Tibetans, newly arrived in India from Tibet, bear tattoos. They are a mix of the cultures that this new generation faces: Tibetan, Western, and Chinese. Here, Pasang talks about the tattoo process, and why he risked his life to flee Tibet.
Modern Meditation says
Just finished a retreat in Dharamsala… an incredible impact upon the beautifully rich Tibetan culture and tradition in their land that must be transitioned… thank you for your work Shambhala Sun in bringing light to this (via FB)