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On 6 July 2012 the Dalai Lama celebrates his 77th birthday. There are events in London to mark the occassion and actions all supporters can take.

On Saturday 7 July the Tibetan Community in Britain have organised an afternoon of celebrations including dances, Tibetan food and Tibetans stalls (Tibet Society will be there!). There is a further opportunity to celebrate on Saturday 14 July in Woolwich where Tashi Ling Greenwich will be hosting a fun filled afternoon and evening including a delicious dinner.

If you cannot get to either of these events you can still be involved ...

Long Life Wishes to the Dalai Lama sung by Dege Tenzin
In October 2011, Dege Tenzin, a popular Tibetan singer, performed to a large crowd of Tibetans in Yushu. In the YouTube video clip below Dege Tenzin is shown singing a song that offers wishes for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Despite the poor quality of the video, cheers and shouts of support from the crowd can be clearly heard; this moving video really shows the huge love Tibetans inside Tibet maintain for the Dalai Lama.

As a birthday gesture, please watch the video and circulate to your friends (use the link: and ask that they too support the Dalai Lama and Tibet by taking one action ... such as
writing to their MP about what is happening in Tibet now, joining Tibet Society, flying the Tibetan National Flag.

Other birthday actions ... 
In London at the end of June, when asked what can be done to help achieve a free Tibet, the Dalai Lama said Tibet had many issues, equality, environment, language, culture and Tibetan Buddhism and these issues not only affect six million Tibetans but over a billion people who follow Buddhism and even more people who are being, and will be, affected by the impact environmental damage in Tibet will have on rivers and thus the water supply to billions of people living in Asia. He also said there has to be a common sense approach to the issue to find a realistic solution.  

You can help further a common sense approach by keeping the issue of Tibet alive through speaking out, joining Tibet groups such as
Tibet Society, building an ongoing dialogue with your MP, forming local groups, holding events such as film screenings to raise awareness of what is happening inside Tibet.

Please do contact us for information and support. To join Tibet Society (it's only 24 a year!)
click here.


Saturday 7 July: The Dalai Lama's 77th birthday celebrations

Enjoy the Dalai Lama's 77th birthday with friends, family and all who love Tibet and the Dalai Lama!  On this special occasion, the Tibetan Community in Britain will be reflecting on the Dalai Lama being awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for his spiritual vision and the one year anniversary since he devolved political power to the Kalon Tripa. Come along and join in the celebrations that include Tibetan culture and traditions, great Tibetan food and stands, including Tibet Society, selling Tibetan goods and providing information about Tibet.
Time: from 1pm-7pm
Location: Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QH
Nearest tube: Victoria or St James's Park. Map

Saturday 14 July: The Dalai Lama's birthday at Tashi Ling, Greenwich
This year Tibetans are celebrating the Dalai Lama's 77th birthday in a special way to remember and mark his great achievements and what he has brought to the world. The Tibetan community of Tashi Ling in Greenwich will be making this celebration a fantastic, memorable and lively event! There will be a delicious dinner, artists performing Tibetan folk songs and dances, traditional and modern Tibetan fashion shows, bingo, a disco and more. All are welcome. Come along, relax and enjoy this special occasion.
Tickets: 12
Time: 3pm - 11.30pm
Location: London College Of Engineering And Management, Spray Street, London SE18 4BG. Map
Nearest station:  Woolwich Arsenal
Further info:
see event on facebook 

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