Zone of Peace
It is my dream that the entire Tibetan plateau should become a free refuge where humanity and nature can live in peace and in harmonious balance. It would be a place where people from all over the world could come to seek the true meaning of peace within themselves, away from the tensions and pressures of much of the rest of the world. Tibet could indeed become a creative center for the promotion and development of peace.
-- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Tibet As A Zone of Peace
In his "FIVE POINT PEACE PLAN STATEMENT" delivered in 1989 the Dalai Lama committed himself to developing Tibet, following liberation into a "Zone of Peace". The specific points regarding the Zone of Peace he made in his lecture in Norway on 12/11/89 were as follows:
His Holiness' vision has been laid out, but the pressures in dealing with world leaders and organization to put Tibet's problems high on the international agenda has kept the focus at another political level. The concept of "The Zone of Peace" or "Ahisma" as used by Ghandhi has sadly lacked sufficient worldwide attention.
The team that manages this web site believes that His Holiness' vision is ripe for fuller development. This development could take the form of a pre-visualization of how Tibet with its natural features and resources, its wildlife, its people and culture could re-emerge as a healthy, stable and humanistic environment dedicated to international peace.
While the world waits for the tide to shift the balance toward liberty and justice for Tibet, it is none too soon to begin to fill in the outer and then inner outlines of how such a society may solve its problems and be a service to mankind.
The conceptualizations can begin from the general and eventually lead to specifics. The areas of concern are many and all interrelated. They must move from the arena of survival, survival of people, culture, land, wildlife, natural environment etc. to one of thriving.
We would like to use this site as a forum to gather together ideas from serious thinkers as to how such an exciting concept might be developed and look once it is put in place. As the notion is almost as large as Tibet itself, there is room for the generalist and the specialist from many fields to contribute their thoughts.
We wish to encourage the readers of www.tew.org (Tibet Environmental Watch) to submit their ideas to us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should one wish to write essays or papers regarding the subject they would be seriously considered for posting. While TEW is not an official site, useful ideas and contributions become available for those who are working from around the world for the future Tibet.
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