10 Jun 2009 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 1 Comment.
I find that Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most inspiring of world leaders. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, daughter of one of Burma’s founding hero’s, leader of the pro-democracy movement in her country, nonviolent activist and a Buddhist meditator; Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma), has been under house arrest for 13 out of the last 19 years under the draconian military junta ruling that backward country . Now she is being tried on trumped up charges for a minor incident of giving an American who swam across a lake to her waterside home under the cover of darkness shelter for one night. Learn about and support her cause and read her book “Freedom From Fear“. She is truly a light-bearing Bodhisattva (spiritual warrior, edifier and awakener).