There has been widespread dismay over the recent brutal suppression of protesting Buddhist Monks in both Tibet and Burma, with many demonstrations, including the disruption of the progress of the Olympic torch. In a situation where news reporting is severely restricted, Geshe Tashi will offer insights into what is now happening inside Tibet, and will discuss the position of Tibetan refugees outside the country, and of the Dalai Lama’s government in exile. Geshe Tashi was born in Purang, Tibet in 1958, and his parents escaped to India in 1959. He entered Sera Mey Monastic University in South India when he was 13 years old, and graduated with a Lharampa (the highest possible level) Geshe degree 16 years later. He has continued to study and to teach in a number of institutions, and came to Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, where he is the resident Geshe, in 1994.