No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

President Trump’s disinterest to meet with Dalai Lama has some consequences. Apart from Washington, Dalai Lama is making no plan to visit foreign capitals and is unwilling to meet with foreign officials. Dalai Lama not only appointed personal emissaries but also sent his personal emissary to meet with Chinese officials. By stubbornly avoiding meeting Dalai Lama, President Trump may have pushed Dalai Lama to make his travel plan for return to Tibet through direct negotiations with China.

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return to Tibet.

In my analysis, Dalai Lama took this action to communicate that he is discontented, dissatisfied, and disappointed with Trump presidency which degraded, devalued, and dehumanized Tibetan Suffering.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return to Tibet.


No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

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Citing Fatigue, Dalai Lama Appoints Personal Emissaries

Two close advisers authorized to represent Tibetan spiritual leader globally

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sits on his ceremonial chair as he presides over inauguration of the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharamsala, India, Nov. 2, 2017.
The Dalai Lama says he has appointed emissaries to attend international engagements or speak on his behalf indefinitely.
Citing increasing physical fatigue, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader made the comments while meeting with a group of international youth leaders brought to Dharamsala, India, by the Washington-based Institute of Peace.
“I’m 82 years old, and since last year [my] feeling of tiredness has been much increased,” he told the group during video-recorded meetings last week.
Because he may not be able to maintain a regular international travel schedule, he said, the president of Tibet’s current government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, along with prominent Buddhist scholar and former prime minister in exile, Samdong Rinpoche, would act as his official emissaries.
These “trusted friends, they know my thinking,” he said. “Our work, continuously, should be more active [and internationally engaged], so in these two persons,” he said, pointing to Lobsang and Samdong, “I have full trust.”
Looking to the dialogue moderator, USIP President Nancy Lindborg, the Dalai Lama said: “If your side … or your government’s side” has concerns, “then these two persons, either one, can participate as my representative or my personal emissary.”
Penpa Tsering, representative for the Office of Tibet in Washington, which represents the Tibetan government-in-exile, downplayed the significance of the Dalai Lama’s statement.

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

FILE – President of the Tibetan administration in exile Lobsang Sangay, center, greets a child as he arrives to attend the founding anniversary celebrations at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala, India, Oct. 23, 2017.

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

“I think this was more of a general statement,” he told VOA. “His holiness is sometimes too tired to travel, and his April visit to the United States has been suspended indefinitely, but he will continue to travel in India, and Europe is only a seven hour flight.”
Adding that Lobsang’s presidential term is limited to five years, and the fact that Samdong has long served as a kind of unofficial deputy to the Dalai Lama, he said the November 6 comments do not represent a major diversion or change in Dharamsala’s official representation on the world stage.
Symbol of Tibet
However, Carole McGranahan, a University of Colorado anthropologist and historian of Tibet, says although prioritizing the Dalai Lama’s health requires a reduction in his international travel schedule, his physical absence from global engagements cannot be substituted via proxy.
“So much of the goodwill and attention Tibet receives in the world is due to his holiness, and specifically due to his personal interactions with world leaders and with the large audiences he draws around the world. His deep wisdom, his humor and charisma, his serious attention to pressing world issues, and, of course, his model of compassion and leadership, make a deep impression on people,” she told VOA’s Tibetan Service via email.
“For so much of the world, the Dalai Lama is the symbol of Tibet. Will his trusted emissaries be able to achieve the same effects? Of course not, as no one can truly stand in for the Dalai Lama,” she wrote. “They will be able to represent him, but no one can embody the message of Tibet as he does. His Holiness’s stepping back from international travel will signal a new era of Tibetan diplomacy in the world.”

FILE – Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (L) greets Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Samdong Rinpoche (R) during celebrations of the 360th anniversary of the creation of the Tibetan government, in Dharamsala, India, June, 5, 2002.
Robert Barnett, director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program at Columbia University, says the decision may be a signal to Beijing.
“Of course, there’s always the possibility that this move is intended as a post-19th Party Congress signal to Beijing of increased openness to a resumption of talks, or possibly even a response to a request from there,” he said. “It certainly should make Zhang Yijiong happier,” he added, referring to Communist Party’s Tibet working group chief, who told reporters on the sidelines of the party congress that international figures have no excuse for meeting with the Dalai Lama.
“Except … it seems unlikely that war horses of that type can ever be appeased,” Barnett added, again referring to Zhang.
This story originated in VOA’s Tibetan Service. Pete Cobus contributed original reporting.

No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return to Tibet.
No Trump Meeting With Dalai Lama Means Dalai Lama’s Travel Plan For Return To Tibet.

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