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China and tibet

  1. 1. China and Tibet
  2. 2. Om mani padme hum • ‘O jewel of the lotus’ • Sanskrit mantra sung daily by Tibetans and held in very high regard by followers of the Dalai Lama. Viewing the words and hearing the words is spiritually beneficial according to Tibetan belief.
  3. 3. Who are the Tibetans?
  4. 4. Who are the Tibetans? • Historically a mysterious Buddhist Kingdom hidden in the Himalayan mountains. • Capital Lhasa. • Language: Tibetan and Chinese • Religion: Tibetan.
  5. 5. Dalai Lama. • The Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of the Tibet. • Not recognised by China. • Cosidered by Tibetans to be the reincarnation of the Avalokiteśvara- The Buddha of Compassion. • The Dalai Lama is identified shortly after birth. • The current Dalai Lama is the 14th Dalai Lama –Tenzin Gyatso
  6. 6. Tibetan Culture • Influenced by Buddhism – Teaching of Impermanence.
  7. 7. Art
  8. 8. Flag of Tibet
  9. 9. Flag of Tibet 3 sided border showing opening mindedness to other cultures 6 rays from the run showing the six tribes of Tibet. White triangle represents a snow capped mountain Lions holding Ying/yang represent fearlessness and balance Sun represents equality and freedom; three jews are ‘Dharma, Buddha and Sangha
  10. 10. Chinese Emancipation/Invasion of Tibet. Task1:In your books draw a table above and consider the following sources. Source 1: http://freetibet.org/about/facts-about-tibet Source 2: Clip from the Movie ‘7 years in Tibet’ based on a true story. Source 3: Clip from a Chinese Government documentary on the Liberation of Tibet. What reason might the Chinese have for annexing Tibet? What outcomes are mentioned.

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