Lungtok | 隆多

Lungtok | 隆多

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Lungtok.

Sources from the Kirti monastery in exile: At around 6:50pm on August 13th, the monk Lungtok, aged about 20, from Soruma and a student in Kirti monastery’s medical college, set fire to himself in a prayer wheel enclosure on the monastery’s perimeter, and then emerged shouting protest slogans onto the ‘Heroes’ road’ leading into town from the monastery.

As Lungtok approached the junction with the central street, a group of policemen surrounded him, put out the flames and took him away. It is unclear whether he was still alive at that time. Both were taken initially to the county hospital, and then within half an hour they were taken to the Prefecture hospital in Barkham, but according to witnesses, their burns were so severe that there is little hope of survival.

Lungtok is the son of Richung, who passed away some time ago, and his mother’s name is Lumo.

Lungtok | 隆多 was the 53th(50thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

隆多,安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)格尔登寺医学院僧人,20岁。
2012年8月13日下午6点40分左右,在阿坝县被藏人们称为“英雄街”的洽唐街,与扎西同时自焚,被军警灭火后强行带走,随后牺牲。
他出生于求吉玛乡索日玛村牧民家庭,父亲日琼(已故),母亲名叫鲁姆。
在自焚当天早上,隆多于例行法会上向每位僧人供施,请求为所有的自焚族人祈祷,为牺牲者超度。

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