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A montage of photos from last nights vigils around the world

“Candle for Tibet” is a non-profit, non-violent light protest that aims to help in the process of freeing Tibet, supporting the value of freedom of all mankind, and to help in creating a new tool of influence for individuals from all over the world.

H.H. the Dalai Lama acknowledged today the importance of the Candle for Tibet (CFT) campaign for Freedom in Tibet and for all mankind.

“We hope your Candle for Tibet campaign will inspire the Chinese authorities to appreciate the value of freedom of all mankind and the importance of the Tibetan Buddhist culture that is benefiting millions of people and has the potential to serve humanity as a whole, including the Chinese people,” said Tsering Tashi representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

“Candle for Tibet” asks people to put a candle in their windows, on their desks, or anywhere else where other people will see it and hopefully do the same. Over 100 million people will participate in vigils and other light actions throughout the world. Billions on TV screens all over the world will see it on the day the Beijing Olympics open.

CFT organizers also encourage all freedom lovers in the world to drive their cars with headlights on during the entire day of Friday, August 8th, 2008—the day of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony—in appreciation of their own freedom.

CFT is additionally calling on all people attending the opening ceremony in Beijing to light candles, lighters, flashlights and cell phones at the moment the Chinese delegation enters the Olympic stadium.

On the following day letters will be issued to every head of state in the world reporting how many people from each country wish Tibet to be free, and demanding that each one of them will act for the freedom of Tibet.

Synchronized with the beginning of the opening ceremony, teams from “Sad Smoky Mountains” will flare the skies with red smoke from skyscrapers, monuments and major buildings In major cities, and from the summits of more than 100 mountains on three continents. (For more information on Sad Smoky Mountains, visit

CFT is endorsed and supported by the International Tibet Support Network (ITSN), and, almost all other major International Tibet support groups.

Tibetan musician, Yungchen Lhamo, has joined the “Candle for Tibet” campaign and is leading it into people’s hearts with her divine voice, music and spirit.

CFT is a peaceful light protest and a show of unity for freedom and human rights.

We are not against the Olympics or the Chinese; we stand for freedom for all peoples.

“Like you, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile is not against the coming Olympics to be held in Beijing,” added Tsering Tashi. “We are also not against the Chinese people, who also do not enjoy genuine human rights and freedoms that the people in the free world take for granted.”

“We are elated to have the blessing of His Holiness,” said David Califa, who created the Campaign for Tibet four months ago. “It strengthens the values on which our non-violent action is based.”

Please add your voice and your light to our campaign.

Do you, like me, care about freedom and want to have a say about it?

Please join more than 100,000,000 people in the Biggest Light Protest on Earth for a Free Tibet.

Light a candle on August 7th at 9:00 p.m. (At your home, or in public)
Join and enjoy special light actions on the same night.
Drive with you car’s headlights on during August 8 2008.
Watch “Sad Smoky Mountains” teams paint the sky with red smoke.
Watch those attending the opening ceremony in Beijing light candles, flashlights, cell phones and lighters. All for a FREE TIBET.
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