Dalai Lama

  • Things are changing in China: Dalai Lama September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping's open admission of Tibet playing a key role in China's culture is reflective of the change in the country's attitude, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Monday. "Recently, President Xi Jinping in Paris publicly expressed the position that Buddhists have a very...
  • Jinping realistic, more principled than his predecessors: Dalai Lama September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping as "more realistic" and said he seems to have "more principles" than his predecessors. He said there is no need of any conflict between India and China and "the only way is (to) remain peaceful on the...
  • India has great potential under Modi's leadership: Dalai Lama September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama is hopeful that the new Chinese leadership will work towards better IndoChina relations. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, The Dalai Lama said, "China's leadership style has changed. The new leadership is talking about harmony. President Xi Jingping should promote harmony in neighboring...
  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Tibetan leader Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as the latter's President Xi Jinping visits India. According to Dalai Lama both these countries are strong players as they are emerging economies and maintaining a good relationship with each other is very vital for...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Vladimir Putin is 'selfcentred', says Dalai Lama September 8, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "selfcentred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • South Africa requests Dalai Lama to defer visit September 6, 2014

    Dharamsala: South Africa on Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said. "We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to...
  • South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said on Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule said he has "heard"...
  • China, Tibetan exiles work towards dialogue August 30, 2014

    Hamburg: With over 70 representatives from 15 countries, the "Finding Common Ground" SinoTibetan Conference in Hamburg concluded after deciding on a dialogue between the Chinese government and the Tibetan governmentinexile to end the current impasse. The conference took place on August 2628 and was attended by Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai...
  • Photo: Is this the sweetest photo ever clicked of the delightfully humourous Dalai Lama? August 25, 2014

    His holiness, the Dalai Lama, is known for his childlike nature and deep wisdom. His sense of humour is legendary. When he met a group of Muslim women with their faces and head covered, the religious leader decided to fit in. For a group photo with the ladies the Dalai...
  • Hollywood actor Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama's discourses July 7, 2014

    Leh: Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's discourses, event organisers said Monday. He will also participate in the highly venerated Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony for world...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • IndiaChina bilateral talks begin, border issue top agenda June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The first round of bilateral talks between India and China after the Narendra Modi government took charge began on Sunday with the Chinese Foreign Minister calling upon Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Several outstanding issues including the boundary issue, stapled visas, as well as India's...
  • US asks China for "unconditional" talks with the Dalai Lama June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has asked China to start "unconditional" talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet. "As we have long said, we are deeply concerned about the poor human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China," State Department Deputy Spokesperson,...
  • Narendra Modi thanks world leaders for their good wishes May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their good wishes over BJP's landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections and underscored India's strong ties with countries like Japan, Russia and Nepal. The Prime Ministerelect tweeted his gratitude to the Heads of State and Government, and other dignitaries since on...
  • Dalai Lama congratulates Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory May 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday congratulated Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi for BJP's decisive victory in the general elections. In a letter to Modi, the spiritual leader stated that India is the world's largest democratic nation and the most stable in South Asia with a deep tradition of...
  • The struggle for freedom as elucidated in 'Windhorse' May 1, 2014

    One of the reasons as to why Windhorse is such a powerful novel is because of the topic it deals with. The occupation of Tibet by China exceeds into become more than a political move. It is a cultural occupancy, and it threatens to obliterate all that the natives of...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama March 20, 2014

    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 human...
  • China 'great' but government 'harmful', says Dalai Lama March 8, 2014

    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 and congressional...
  • Obama meets Dalai, defies China's warning about impact on ties February 22, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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...
  • 'The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring' is definite winner February 17, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    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 think,...
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visits Sirpur's Chaanda Devi caves January 14, 2014

    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 away...
  • 'Windhorse' a stirring tale of a people's love for lost homeland January 13, 2014

    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 deathdefying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet November 2, 2013

    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 success,...
  • China's new leadership should use 'common sense', says Dalai Lama October 21, 2013

    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 talk...
  • China rebukes Dalai Lama for seeking Tibetan independence, reports Chinese media October 19, 2013

    A senior Chinese official has denounced the Dalai Lama's longstanding 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 China...
  • Dalai Lama expresses sadness over cyclone deaths in Odisha October 15, 2013

    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 efforts...