Shewatsel Phodrang, Leh, Ladakh — His Holiness the Dalai Lama flew from Leh to Khaltse in the Sham Valley West of Leh and addressed the gathering there. His Holiness said,"Happiness is not about being rich or famous, but enjoying peace of mind. This is what brings us real satisfaction. Therefore, it is essential to found our lives on the practice of love and compassion. Ultimately, when the time comes to draw our last breath, we'll be surrounded by family and friends, who will respond with loving kindness similar to the love and affection our mother showed us when we were born."
New Delhi, India — The 6th International Rangzen Conference takes place in Delhi from 16 to 19 August 2023. After two days of meetings, they presented a joint declaration entitled "Delhi Declaration of the Tibetan, Uyghur and Southern Mongol Rangzenpas", which states: "We strongly condemn China's illegal occupation of Tibet, East Turkestan (Uyghuriye) and Southern Mongolia. China's abusive colonial policies aimed at erasing our respective cultures, nations and identities from their dynamic existence constitute nothing less than a practice of cultural genocide."
Leh, Ladakh – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, has written to Governor Josh Green to express his deepest condolences to the people of Hawaii, and in particular the people of Maui, for the tragic loss of life and destruction of property, including heritage buildings, caused by the recent devastating forest fires in the state.
Leh, Ladakh – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, expressed his solidarity with the people of the world, especially the people of China and Tibet, in the face of the tragedy of loss of life, damage to property and destruction of the natural environment caused by recent natural disasters.
Shewatsel Phodrang, Leh, Ladakh — His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday wrote to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and expressed his sympathy in the wake of the recent tragedy that claimed lives, damaged property and destroyed the natural environment following heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. His Holiness offered his support for rescue and relief efforts in the state.
Geneva — United Nations human rights experts called on the Chinese government to provide information on 11 Tibetans imprisoned for their peaceful efforts to protect the environment in Tibet. The UN experts said: "If China is committed to tackle the impacts of climate change, it should refrain from persecuting environmental human rights defenders and release all nine immediately."
Dharamshala – Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Speaker of the Parliament-in-Exile congratulated MP Arif Virani on his appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and thanked him for his support for justice and the Tibetan cause. Sikyong declared: "I strongly believe that you will be able to make great contributions to strengthen justice, freedom and democracy in Canada."