It was a moment that Tibetan Buddhist nuns dream of -- to be in the presence of the Dalai Lama and to hear his words of encouragement about their studies. Many of the nuns had risked their lives fleeing Tibet to see the Dalai Lama and to find the freedom to practice their Buddhist faith.
Why has the 'Free Tibet' movement withered to the point of near death when the Palestinian and Kashmiri campaigns are still alive and kicking?
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It's clear that Khen Rinpoche has influenced many people throughout the world. Having lived most of his life as a Buddhist monk, he has dedicated most of his time to prayer, meditation and the good of all mankind.
The sounds of Tibetan monks chanting, an Iranian playing the santoor, western African-style music, Rastafarian and reggae beats, as well as some Israeli rock, among other musical genres could recently be heard pulsating from Jerusalem's Tower of David in the Old City.
The situation for many young girls living in the Himalayan border region of Upper Dolpo, Nepal, is grim. They get no formal education, and those born ...
Francis must take a different approach than his predecessor, and must meet openly and publicly with the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Francis must not allow the whims and demands China, notorious for its abuses of religious freedom, dictate the statements and choices of the papal office.
(New York) – The Chinese government is subjecting millions of Tibetans to a policy of mass rehousing and relocation that radically changes their...
While argument and speculation will keep this question suspended, the leadership of the global Tibetan community must take renewed steps if they want to ensure that their struggle against ethnic and cultural cleansing, religious repression, and economic imperialism remains firm and unwavering.
Whether you're looking to discover the Tokyo of Bill Murray's Lost in Translation, or the explosive battle scene of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Asia has set the scene for some of film's most epic adventures.
While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient nation, replete with incredible historic treasures and stunning landscapes. Here are the 10 most stunning places you can't miss/
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None of the possible shortcomings of the Dalai Lama as a democrat do anything to excuse the human rights abuses that have been and continue to be perpetrated by the PRC in Tibet.
The controversy that played out at the University of Sydney last month is nothing new. For years, the Chinese government has protested any institution that dared to provide a platform for the Tibetan cause, whether it's a talk by the Dalai Lama, a film screening or a photo exhibit.
I hope you will meet us not just as a people struggling with social problems or even ecological catastrophe, but also you will somehow meet the angel of New Orleans in some of us, and that we will somehow also feel the angel of Tibet speaking through you.
With the exception of Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire and thus sparked what became known as the Arab Spring, self-immolation has by all accounts become a failed form of protest as an agent of change.