For those of you who have been following TIBETSPACE, you'll know that one of my obsessions has concerned what Westerners can and can't do to help the Tibetan cause. I've been concerned about this because I believe the danger involved with misperceiving our role in the unfolding Tibetan situation is very real. And I further believe that our errors of misperception, once we uncover them, can lead us to surprising insights about ourselves as Americans who have a characteristic perspective on world affairs—a volatile combination of self-confidence and ignorance.
At any rate, Tenzin Tsundue, one of the Tibetan community's most well-known and articulate activists, spoke in Berkeley in March, and what he had to say is something that all Westerners need to hear.
The YouTube feed comes in two parts, which I've embedded below.