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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release: Video

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Two posts in one day… Jizo doesn’t do that very often! But there’s a very good reason today. Earlier, we posted the momentous news about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from detention in Burma after 21 years of detention/arrest by the military junta that has ruled that country.

Here is some wonderful video footage of her being welcomed by crowds in Rangoon. No international journalists were allowed to cover this event, but a CNN correspondent was there to capture this moment and relay it to the CNN website. You’ll need to watch an ad first, but it’s worth it to get to this film footage.

UPDATE: See this amazing video from the BBC of the moment Aung San Suu Kyi was freed. Also watch this longer background video also from the BBC which provides a good summary of recent history in Burma that led to Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention and coverage of her life, including her decision to remain under house arrest in Burma rather than travel to see her dying husband. Incredible.

About Maia

I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s. As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi. I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.

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  1. Patrick Monk.RN.

    but for how long ?


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