New Orleans Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate Tibetan Uprising Day

Friday, March 10 at 5:30pm

March 10

On 10 March in 1959, fearful of Chinese Government plans to abduct the Dalai Lama, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to offer protection. The Chinese responded with widespread brutality and one week later the Dalai Lama fled over the mountains to India. Tibetans have resisted China’s rule ever since.

Every year, Tibetans and their supporters all over the world mark this date – Tibetan Uprising Day – in their countries to show their support to Tibetans in Tibet.

Tibetan House invites you to commemorate Tibetan Uprising Day at the Labyrinth in Audubon Park at 5:30 pm, Friday, March 10.  Standing with us will be the Venerable Tsering Phuntsok.  This year we will also be honoring Standing Rock and Native nations who are marching in prayer and action in Washington D.C. on this same day.

Stand with Standing RockThe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.

For more information about the Standing Rock March in Washington D.C., visit:


Tibetan Uprising Day
Friday, March 10
Labyrinth in Audubon Park*
Rain or Shine
*Bring your umbrella if its raining.

Labyrinth with Monks crop