Tamding That, a father of three sons, self-immolated on June 15 in Amdo, Eastern Tibet. His last words were:
“I take refuge in the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
With the hope that peace prevails on earth,
With the yearning for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his land,
For Tibet to be ruled by Tibetans, I set my body on fire as an offering of light.”
In addition, two more Tibetans Ngawang Norphel, 22 and Tenzin Khedup, 24 self-immolated this week in Kham. According to Phayul.com, with Tenzin Khedup and Ngawang Norphel’s self-immolation protests today, as many as 42 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009, demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet.