A truly compassionate attitude toward
others does not change even if they behave
negatively or hurt you.

- The Dalai Lama

Kalsang 25, Ngawang 22, Dechen 21
Dolma Ling Nunnery, India

These nuns had just arrived at the Dolma Ling Nunnery in India after fleeing Tibet. In 1992 they were arrested, beaten, shocked with electric cattle prods, and imprisoned for two years for protesting the occupation of Tibet by putting up posters in Lhasa. Several times while talking, Dechen broke into tears, quietly excused herself, and then continued relating her story.