Dharamshala: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) received the news that, Kalsang Tsultrim, pen name Gyitsang Takmig from Kanlho "Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture" (‘TAP'), Gansu Province, who has been arrested on 27 July 2010 on the ground of committing Political Error, has been released on 15 October 2010.

He composed and distributed VCDs on the history of Tibet and the lack of freedom in Tibet. The VCDs has been widely distributed in many Tibetan areas in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan Province.

In September around 40 friends and family members went to ask about his whereabouts to the local officials, to which they were told to go back and that they would ask the leaders and inform them. He has been taken to different prisons since his arrest and was released from Kanlho Prefecture prison.

On 15 October 2010, Kalsang Tsultrim was released on the condition that he would not participate in any politics related work.

Dharamshala: Tagyal, who uses the pen name ‘Shogdung' has been released on bail pending trial by the Chinese government. The Tibetan writer was arrested on April 23rd 2010 from his workplace at Qinghai Nationalities Publishing House in Xining. He was charged of "instigating to split the motherland" and jailed for almost six months before being allowed bail Friday (October 14th).

Tagyal's lawyer, Li Fanping informed the media of the bailout, saying "he (Tagyal) is in good health and with his family now." Meanwhile, Jampal Monlam of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said the "bail pending trial" does not give him immunity to future arrest. Jampal told the Voice of Tibet radio that the longest period that "bail pending trial" can last is a year.

Dharamshala: Over 10,000 people took part in a yoga session, yesterday morning(14th October), led by world renowned guru Swami Ramdev. The two hour long event took place near the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala and was attended by the Tibetan prime miniser Prof Samdhong Rinpoche. In Prime Minister's brief speech to the crowd at the conclusion of the event he said that "Swami Ramdev has made a great realization of the effectiveness of Yoga such as Pranayama in the interest of the humanity and peace in this world."

Later in the day, Swami Ramdev addressed a gathering of Tibetans at the main Buddhist temple. In which Ramdev praised the universal values His Holiness upheld calling him "a symbol for the whole world."

His Holiness was not present at the event as he is currently visiting the USA. More photos please visit our gallery....

Moraga, USA: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with Marcella Adamski, founder of the Tibet Oral History Project, Thursday morning (14th October) , in recognition of the organization's efforts over the past seven years. Adamski presented a brief overview of the Projects' work, which documents the life stories of exiled Tibetan elders. She presented His Holiness with some of the videotaped interviews on DVDs and photographs of all the elders whose oral histories have been recorded.

His Holiness looked with interest at the elders' photos, exclaiming them "Very good". Tashi Wangdue, former Secretary of the Office of His Holiness who attended the meeting with Adamski, noted "His Holiness was very pleased to learn that someone was fulfilling his wish to document and preserve the stories of Tibet's oldest people."

Califonia: Tibet's spiritual leader His Holiness gave a humorous question and answer session yesterday, to a large crowd of middle and high school students from East Palo Alto. He addressed the audience of over 400 students in the K-8 Costano School auditorium answering questions posed by 11 teenagers who had won the privilege by coming top in an essay contest.

He was asked a question by one young student as to what he would do if he was President of the United States, laughing hard he replied simply it's a "rather silly question." Adding, "Within a few weeks, the economy would face bankruptcy."

Students from the schools had been studying His Holiness and Tibetan history prior to his arrival, so that "they were able to appreciate his visit much more" said Katie Shields, history teacher in the local area.

When His Holiness was posed the question by 13 year old, Tatyana Spears "With all that is going on in the world, what advice would you give to young people?" the Dalai Lama replied "good question" continuing "My generation belongs to the 20th century," he told the children. "You belong to the 21st century.

"My generation is ready to say goodbye. You have the responsibility of a better future on your shoulders." He challenged them to choose between a more peaceful, compassionate future or one of destruction, he concluded saying."It's entirely up to you."

The event was one of several public and private appearances by the Dalai Lama across the Bay Area this week, including a conference at Stanford University.

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