Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Get up, Stand up.

Stand with Tibet - Support the Dalai Lama.

I received an email today from TickleBear with a link to sign an online petition to be sent to the Chinese government to stop the violence and oppression in Tibet.

It didn't take me more than the time it takes to click on the link and I had signed on. At that moment I was # 1,068,812, as I write this post it's now up to 1,073,862. The petition has only been online for a couple weeks and passed a million after only 7 days.

Take 1 minute out of your day and add you voice to this global petition.

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On a personal note, I met the Dalai Lama back in the early 90's when he visited Montréal and gave a speech at one of the Universities. I was working at a bookstore on Ste-Catherine West and all of the sudden a couple of 'men in black' walked into the store and moments later, the dalai Lama glided in. And when I say glided I do mean that. It's as if he really was just hovering about the ground. And I'll say this, whether you believe in the reincarnation of the soul, whether you believe in him, you cannot escape the unavoidable and strong magnetic pull he has. I instantly felt calmer and peaceful just by his walking past the front counter and looked my way. In's actually impossible to truly express in words how that moment felt. Not a word was spoked as he walked by, but there was acknowledgement from both, of the other.

This petition is the very least I can do, and you can as well.

Sign the petition here.

4 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

thans MK for signing it, & for posting this. it's high time that people find their voice & let themselves be heard. no one is too small in such matters. we all matter.
thanx again for raising the awareness!
:)~

Maria said...

OK I signed it.

Misster Kitty said...

Every signature counts!

Ma Horton said...

I dood it too .