Dalai Lama

  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama 20-03-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All...
  • China 'great' but government 'harmful', says Dalai Lama 08-03-2014 01:38 PM

    The Dalai Lama called China a "great nation" but criticized its governmental system as "harmful" during an address Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. The Buddhist spiritual leader said that Tibetans are willing to remain part of China, though with greater autonomy to preserve their culture and environment. President Barack Obama...
  • Obama meets Dalai, defies China's warning about impact on ties 22-02-2014 08:15 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday offered "strong support" for Tibetans' human rights as he met the region's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, defying China which lodged a diplomatic protest stating that bilateral ties had been seriously damaged by it. Obama, during the meeting, extended support to the Dalai...
  • Obama to meet Dalai Lama at the White House today 21-02-2014 11:46 AM

    US President Barack Obama will meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, at the White House on Friday. "The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader," National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. Obama met...
  • 'The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring' is definite winner 17-02-2014 04:47 PM

    David Michie has written several books on Buddhism, with his primary focus being the hectic urban brigade, and those who would like to know more about the concepts behind this spiritual practice. His books have been very successful, and have explained Buddhism in a relatable, practical manner. The Dalai Lama's...
  • India a religious country, but a lot of corruption is taking place: Dalai Lama 03-02-2014 10:36 PM

    Shillong: India is considered a religious country, but a lot of corruption is taking place in this country, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama rued on Monday. "This country (India) is considered a religious country, but a lot of corruption is taking place. There are many corrupt people, and I...
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visits Sirpur's Chaanda Devi caves 14-01-2014 10:40 PM

    Amid high security, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visited the ancient Buddhist site of Sirpur and meditated at the historic Chaanda Devi caves where his guru and Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna is supposed to have meditated centuries ago. Located at the sprawling Singhadhruva terrain, Chaanda Devi caves is about 25 km...
  • 'Windhorse' a stirring tale of a people's love for lost homeland 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    A group of Tibetan rebels set up an armed resistance movement against Chinese occupation, defying the instructions of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Lhasang grows up in eastern Tibet but is forced to flee after the Chinese occupation, making the death-defying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet 02-11-2013 12:44 PM

    Beijing: China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his "propaganda" is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said. China has tried, with varying degrees of...
  • China's new leadership should use 'common sense', says Dalai Lama 21-10-2013 03:59 PM

    China's new leadership should use "common sense" and seek truth from fact, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said in New York, as he expressed hope for some "indication of change" in approach during Xi Jinping's presidency to bring about harmony and unity in the region. He gave a public...
  • China rebukes Dalai Lama for seeking Tibetan independence, reports Chinese media 19-10-2013 06:07 PM

    A senior Chinese official has denounced the Dalai Lama's long-standing pursuit of autonomy for Tibet, describing it as equivalent to advocating Tibetan independence, state media said on Saturday. The comments by Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisory body to parliament, signal that...
  • Dalai Lama expresses sadness over cyclone deaths in Odisha 15-10-2013 03:53 PM

    Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, expressed his sadness at the loss of life and devastation of property caused by Cyclone Phailin that battered coastal areas of Odisha, a statement said in Dharamsala on Tuesday. As a token of sympathy, the Dalai Lama Trust is making contributions to the relief...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama 17-09-2013 06:45 PM

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodrske Noviny...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile 03-09-2013 10:56 AM

    The Tibetan government-in-exile, which came into existence formally in Dharamshala 53 years ago, on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China, as enjoyed by other ethnic minorities there. To mark the 53rd anniversary of its democracy day in-exile, the Tibet museum in...
  • Education can eliminate violence, says Dalai Lama 28-08-2013 09:24 PM

    Education can eliminate "the very basis" of violence and war and this century will become a century of peace and non-violence, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said in Dharamsala on Wednesday. The Tibetan leader was speaking on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic march and speech....
  • Dalai Lama, Suu Kyi to meet at human rights forum in Czech Republic in September 28-08-2013 12:59 PM

    Two Nobel laureates - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - will meet at a human rights forum in the Czech Republic next month, an official said at Dharamsala on Wednesday. "The Dalai Lama and Suu Kyi are attending a human rights...
  • University of South Carolina launches a year-long celebration of India 28-08-2013 03:26 AM

    The University of South Carolina launched CarolIndia, a year-long celebration of India, as it unveiled the international edition of the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism at a conference on one of the world's oldest major religions. Hundreds of Hindu families travelled to Columbia in South Carolina, to watch Indian social activist Anna...
  • 25 years in making, Encyclopedia of Hinduism unveiled in US 27-08-2013 12:31 PM

    A 25-year quest by nearly 1,000 scholars to document and present one of the world's oldest living traditions came to fruition when the 'Encyclopedia of Hinduism' was unveiled in Columbia on Tuesday. Hundreds of scholars, dignitaries, students, Hindu leaders and the public converged on the University of Southern California campus...
  • Dalai Lama's website hacked, infects visitors' computers with viruses 13-08-2013 07:34 AM

    Boston: A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors' computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters on Monday...
  • Bolly Buzz: Aamir Khan ups the spiritual quotient 30-07-2013 06:22 PM

    Bollywood star Aamir Khan shared the stage with his holiness the Dalai Lama for a book launch as part of celebrations for spiritual leader Dada Vaswani's 96th birthday celebrations in Pune. The actor was seen as a moderator as he quizzed the spiritual leaders about their philosophies. ...
  • We should not consider Mahabodhi temple blasts as something serious: Dalai Lama 07-07-2013 09:32 PM

    Terror struck the world renowned religious site of Bodh Gaya, Bihar in the early hours on Sunday as a series of nine explosions in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple left two monks injured. ...
  • No major damage to Mahabodhi temple: Dalai Lama's aide 07-07-2013 01:51 PM

    Exiled Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama's aide Tempa Tsering said there is no major damage to Mahabodhi temple. There was nothing much that the temple authorities could do. The injured people are not in serious condition. ...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating self-immolation bids' 14-05-2013 01:31 PM

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing self-immolations at the instigation of Dalai Lama, a top Tibetan official has alleged. "Since March 2012, there have been some cases of self immolation of monks at the instigation of the Dalai Lama," Tonga, Director general of Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of...
  • Refrain from statements denigrating Dalai Lama: US to China 10-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Washington: Asking China to refrain from making statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama and Tibet's unique cultural, linguistic and religious traditions, the United States has said the Tibetans be permitted to express their grievances freely. "We have asked the Chinese Government to refrain from statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama...
  • Footnotes from Jaipur Literature Fest 14-02-2013 03:01 PM

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