|Tibetan monk Champa Lhunpo speaks about the Buddhist religion to Hickman High students. "We believe all religions have the same value," said Ven. Lhunpo (Vivian Abagiu/Tribune).|
Human life is precious, a Tibetan Buddhist monk told students Thursday [Nov. 13] at Hickman High School. [Ven.] Champa Lhunpo talked about his religion with students from world religion classes at Hickman and Battle high schools.
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[Ven.] Lhunpo lives a comfortable life in the United States now, but he’s in contact with people in Tibet. “My fellow citizens in Tibet are suffering,” [Ven.] Lhunpo said. “We are kind of their representatives to the rest of the world.”
He said he would encourage students in the Amnesty International (amnesty.org) group to write letters to U.S. government leaders and to sign petitions to help give Tibetans more freedom. More
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