Tibetan Self-Help Refugee Centre, Darjeeling, India. "I feel that the Buddhist emphasis on love an patience has helped us considerably in coming through this difficult period fo our history. It has helped us to maintain a sense of clarity, strength, and humour. Although almost a quarter of our population was killed, the Tibetan people can still smile and laugh. They can still look to the future with eyes of hope. We call it 'Sem-zangpo'-the good heart. We have been treated very brutally. Many have died, many others have spent uears in concerntration camps under inhuman condition. But as a people we still possess 'the good hear'".
- Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.