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Tibet's Self Murder: Tragedy or Transformation?

(10) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 11:26 AM

By John Halpern and Maria Sliwa

The charred, bodily remains of many self-immolators have been unceremoniously disposed of by local Chinese police, according to reports. Scores of Tibetans have reportedly committed self-immolation in protest against what they say are increasing atrocities committed by China.

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Self Immolations in Tibet, Hunger Strikers in New York

(5) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 5:11 PM

Bending religion to suit politics or just going with the Buddhist flow?

Buddhists are taught that every infinitesimal particle within any living organism is a potential Buddha. "Do not kill" is a main Buddhist precept. As you read these words, in New York City, three Tibetan Buddhists, two laymen and...

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