Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan religious leader, has been in prison for 12 years, serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.
Recent news indicates that Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is in very ill-health, with a heart condition, high blood pressure, and other worrying medical issues.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has been wrongly imprisoned. His “crime” has been to devote his life to helping his community, working tirelessly to preserve the Tibetan identity, culture and Tibet’s environment. He has been persecuted for his support for the Dalai Lama, his promotion of Tibetan Buddhism and for his cultural and social development work in Tibet.