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Tibetan Monks

Tibet's Panchen Lama: 25 Years After

Thubten Samphel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Thubten Samphel

On 28 January, 25 years ago, the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet died at the age of 51. Popular Tibetan opinion commonly refers to the 14th Dalai Lama and the 10th Panchen Lama as the 'sun and moon' of the Tibetan Buddhist firmament.

Fire Guts Ancient Tibetan Town in South-West China: A Photo Essay

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The lanes were so narrow that the fire trucks could not get through.

3 Tibetans Self-Immolate To Protest China

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heav...

Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates Inside China Temple

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BEIJING — A U.S.-backed broadcaster says a Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire inside a western Chinese monastery criticized by authoritie...

Tibetan Uprising Day Reminds Us

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Rajiv Malhotra

Even as desperate self-immolations among Tibetans still living in Tibet have increased in the past few years, there seem to be no signs whatsoever of China relenting on its cultural genocide there.

Digital Dharma

Dafna Yachin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Dafna Yachin

E. Gene Smith's journey, which actually began 50 years earlier, crossed multiple borders and led to international humanitarian and academic efforts to find, preserve and make accessible the documents that form the core of Tibetan culture.

Another Tibetan Monk Dies After Setting Self On Fire

AP | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

BEIJING — An 18-year-old monk set himself on fire and died in southwestern China on Tuesday in the latest of dozens of self-immolations by Tibet...

Buddhist Lama Works to Preserve Vanishing Culture

Nina Wegner | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Khenpo Tenzin Sangpo is worried about the future of his community. There, in the protective folds of the Annapurna and Dauligiri ranges, he feels that the spiritual culture of his people is eroding.

In The Internet Age, Tibet Is Still The Hidden Kingdom

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

There is little hope that Tibet will move off the back burner of global concern. How many more Tibetans will burn themselves in a futile attempt to grab the attention of a world that is looking elsewhere?

Tibetan Exile Sets Self On Fire In Front Of Chinese Embassy

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — Police overpowered a young Tibetan exile who set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital Friday in solidar...

Nepal Detains Over 100 Tibetan Protesters After Prayer Service

AP | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese police detained more than 100 Tibetan exiles on Tuesday who had gathered to pray for nine Tibetans who set themselves on f...

Dalai Lama: China's 'Ruthless Policy' Caused Monks To Set Themselves On Fire

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, pointed to what he called China's "ruthless policy" as prompting the recent deaths of Tibetan...

China Attacks Dalai Lama Over Tibetan Self Immolations

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday accused overseas followers of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a recent string of self-immolations ...

Tibetan Monks Set Selves On Fire

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

ALEXA OLESEN, Associated Press BEIJING — Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist pract...

Tibetan Monk Reportedly Sets Himself On Fire In China

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A Tibetan monk in western China set himself on fire in an anti-government protest, then was beaten and kicked by police, prompting hundreds...

Tibetan Monks Study Science At Emory

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ATLANTA — Munching on pizza. Posting on Facebook. Hanging out with friends on weekends. Some of the newest students at Emory University's student...

Chinese Media Courts the Youngest Hero of the Tibet Quake

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rebecca Novick

A ten-year-old Tibetan boy who saw his home completely flattened in an April 14 earthquake volunteered to work as a translator for a Chinese medical team treating survivors

Tibetan Monks Storm Chinese Embassy In India To Protest Games

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW DELHI — More than a thousand Tibetan exiles held protests in pouring rain Friday in New Delhi, chanting anti-China slogans and demanding fre...

Mind/Body/Spirit: The Meditation Connection

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Science is finding ways to verify what the ancients already knew: practices that expand awareness and consciousness can be of benefit to all aspects of the human condition.