This may be the first at-length interview in English I’ve ever seen re: topical subjects. Worth taking the time to watch, listen, learn, soak in this great good, happy “Simple Monk” and his views.
On Tibet and China:
“Actually, we are not seeking independence. We complain the present policy in Tibet. It is actually very much damaging about Tibetan religious freedom and cultural heritage…But other hand, we also do not want separation from China because Tibet, landlocked country, materially backward. Every Tibetan want modernize Tibet. So for that reason remain within the People’s Republic of China.”