The Dalai Lama at Glastonbury

25th June 2015

Update 29/6/2015: Check out some photos from Glastonbury on our Facebook page.

Visit the Free Tibet gazebo in the stone circle Glastonbury has announced that the Dalai Lama will be visiting the festival this Sunday, during his short visit to the UK.

Free Tibet

Free Tibet along with other Tibet support groups will be at the festival on Sunday in the 'Sacred Space' area near the Stone Circle. If you are at Glastonbury then please visit our stall for the latest news from Tibet and how you can get involved in our campaigns. The BBC will also be live streaming Glastonbury performances, tune in here. The visit to the UK comes a week before the Dalai Lama's birthday, which is on 6 July 2015.

Birthday celebrations in Tibet

In Tibet, Tibetans have been defying Chinese authorities with spectacular show of resistance. Despite China banning the birthday celebrations, widespread festivities have been held throughout June as the Dalai Lama turned 80 according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Below is a selection of the many photographs of the celebrations. Photos and video of the celebrations:

The photos can also be found on our Flickr.

Take action

Meet the Dalai Lama China promises "dire consequences" if political leaders host the Dalai Lama, threatening impacts on diplomatic relations and trade. In allowing themselves to be bullied by Beijing, governments are allowing an undemocratic regime which routinely abuses human rights to dictate policy to them. They are also turning their backs on the Dalai Lama's standing as a representative of peace, and on the hopes of the Tibetan people. Find out whether the Dalai Lama will be visiting your country and join our campaign and ask your leaders to meet with him.

Plus, share our new Dalai Lama video and FAQs page

Much of the global support for Tibet is thanks to the Dalai Lama’s popularity. Check out this new FAQs page, which includes all recent news related to the Dalai Lama at the bottom. You can also share this short introduction to the Dalai Lama's significance globally and in occupied Tibet:

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