Fifty Years of Exile

Wall Street Journal Asia
March 20, 2009
Samdhong Rinpoche fled Tibet in 1959 but he still remembers his homeland vividly. “My memories of my life in Tibet are more clear than my memories of yesterday,” says the 70-year-old prime minister of the Tibetan exile government in this northern Indian hill town. “I remember the colors and shapes of the trees in our monastery and the friends we debated with,” he recalls with a wistful smile.


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