The following article is from the Autumn, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

On Monday, Sept. 21st, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to a couple of hundred Buddhists at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Each major lineage was represented at the meeting which was the first for dharma students during his current visit to the US. His Holiness was here speaking with numerous officials from the US government concerning human rights issues in Tibet. In this talk to Buddhists, he asked for help in supporting the Tibetan cause. His Holiness is concerned that unless Tibetans be allowed freedom in Tibet, the culture will continue to be threatened with extinction. He emphasized that the survival of Tibetan Buddhism was especially important for the Buddha Dharma because Tibet had preserved and maintained the only complete form of Buddhism.

For more information on what you can do for the Tibetan cause contact: The Office of Tibet, 107 E. 34th St., NY, NY 10016, 212-213-5010.