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  • ALERT! The Chinese are wiping out Tibet

    10/13/2016 5:17:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Major General Mrinal Suman (retd)
    IMAGE: Activists dressed as Chinese soldiers and a Tibetan monk perform a street drama depicting the Tibetan uprising 52 years ago against Chinese rule. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters Tibet continues to be an enigma to all visitors. My two visits have been no different. One sees massive Chinese investment in road and railway infrastructure. Modern skyscrapers are coming up at a frenetic pace to house migrants from the mainland. Yet, Tibet presents a sight of a state under foreign siege. A deceptive calm hides the underlying tension. There is no cheer in the air. The story of Tibet is a saga...
  • Lady Gaga banned in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    06/28/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Biek
    A meeting with the Dalai Lama and a few pictures on social media might have negatively affected Lady Gaga's stardom in China. The pop star met with the leader of the Buddhist faith on Sunday while he was speaking in Indiana. Before the meeting, Gaga was arguably one of the most popular Western musicians in mainland China. But after she shared photos of herself and the Dalai Lama on Instagram, her account was flooded with negative comments. One user posted: "The way the Chinese feel is just like you were shaking hands with (Osama) bin Laden." Another wrote: "This is...
  • Cringeworthy moment Fox News host Bret Baier asks Dalai Lama if he's seen Caddyshack

    06/17/2016 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/17/16
    The Dalai Lama was forced to answer some difficult questions during his trip to the US - about everything from terrorism in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting to the vocal criticism of President Obama by the Chinese after he hosted the Tibetan spiritual leader in the White House. But none of those questions gave his holiness as much trouble as Fox News host Bret Baier asking him during an interview on Wednesday if he had ever seen the film Caddyshack. Baier and his guest had been having a discussion about terrorism and the Muslim faith when the political...
  • Dalai Lama Thinks Europe Has Let In 'Too Many' Refugees

    06/01/2016 2:51:38 PM PDT · by quesney · 38 replies
    Mainz, Germany — The Dalai Lama thinks Europe has let in "too many" refugees. The Tibetan spiritual leader said that "we feel the misery" of each individual refugee and that humans have a "responsibility to help" — but that there are "too many" who have been accepted in Europe. Image: The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama BEN STANSALL / AFP - Getty Images "Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country. Germany is Germany," he laughed in an interview published Tuesday with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. "There are so many." The Dalai Lama said that "from a moral...
  • Dalai Lama says there are 'too many' refugees in Europe

    05/31/2016 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 31 May 2016 15:06 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Thursday that Europe has accepted “too many” refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries. “When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader, who has himself lived in exile for over half a century. “A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,” he said, according to the German translation of the interview in the...
  • Report: Pope's Popularity Plummets;Gates,Putin,Now More Admired Than Pontiff

    05/10/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | May 10,2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    The immense popularity enjoyed by Pope Francis ever since his election in 2013 has precipitated sharply during the past year, and he no longer ranks among the top ten most admired men in the world, according to a massive new study involving 31,000 interviews.
  • Dalai Lama says God will not help us in the wake of ISIS Paris attack because .......

    11/17/2015 11:22:07 PM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies
    dailymail ^ | 17 November 2015 | Julian Robinson
    Dalai Lama says God will not help us in the wake of ISIS Paris attack because 'humans have created this problem and we cannot solve it through prayers' Spiritual leader said there was 'no basis or justification for killing others' Said rise of suicide bombings could not be countered 'only through prayer' 80-year-old spoke out after terrorists murdered 129 people in Paris attacks The Tibetan spiritual leader said the rise of suicide bombings could not be countered 'only through prayers' and described the terrorists as 'short-sighted'. He spoke out after extremists went on the rampage through Paris in an attack...
  • Well Hello, Dalai

    09/23/2015 12:13:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 23 Sept 2015 | Colin Freeman
    "In remarks that have astonished his followers round the world, the 80-year-old Buddhist has said that while he would be happy for a female to take over his role, a plain or ugly candidate would not be suitable. "That female must be attractive, otherwise it is not much use," he told a startled BBC interviewer."
  • Obama’s ‘very usual’ welcome for Saudi Arabia’s King to White House causes a buzz

    09/06/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/5/2015 | Tom Tillison
    When Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama did something that at least one news reporter characterized as “very unusual.” No, he did not bow again. After all, there’d be nothing unusual in that for Obama. But CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller took to social media to say the president appeared at the West Wing portico to personally welcome Salman: Obama’s behavior Friday was a far cry from how the Dali Lama was treated when visiting the White House in 2010, when the spiritual leader of Tibet was forced to exit through...
  • China says missing Panchen Lama is 'living a normal life'

    09/05/2015 10:18:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia / Reuters ^ | 5-6-2015 | Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Himani Sarkar
    <p>BEIJING: A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is "living a normal life" and does not want to be disturbed, a senior Chinese official said on Sunday.</p>
  • Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way Approach' Snubbed by Xi Jinping

    08/27/2015 11:22:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    After the conclusion of the CPC Central Committee and State Council's 6th Forum on Tibetan Work, Chinese president Xi Jinping stated that the focus of policy towards Tibet should be centered on maintaining national integrity and unity among Chinese people, as well as ensuring the long-term peaceful governance of the region and to crackdown on separatism and maintain an unshakeable stance against the campaign of the Dalai Lama and his followers, according to Duowei News, a media outlet run by overseas Chinese. Xi also came up with a catchy 20-character summary of his Tibet policy which roughly translates as, "Rule...
  • China accuses Dalai Lama of 'profaning' Buddhism by signalling end to reincarnation

    03/11/2015 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10 March 2015 | Stephen McDonell
    A bizarre dispute involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party has broken out at China's annual meeting of parliament. Tibetan Buddhists believe the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. But the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has suggested he will not be reincarnated when he dies, prompting atheists of the Communist party to demand the tradition must continue. The message was conveyed at a meeting on the sidelines of the China's National People's Congress in Beijing. The head of Tibet's regional congress, Padma Choling, said that the Dalai Lama...

    02/05/2015 8:19:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Original Title:NASCAR LEGEND AT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST TELLS OBAMA “IF YOU DON’T KNOW JESUS, YOU’RE GOING TO HELL.” SITTING JUST FEET AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT, FORMER NASCAR DRIVER AND HALL-OF-FAMER, DARRELL WALTRIP, GAVE HIS CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY TO AN AUDIENCE THAT INCLUDED THE DALAI LAMA “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV) Waltrip said “If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior … you are going to hell.” Waltrip spoke about how Jesus transformed his life. He...
  • Obama hails Dalai Lama as ‘good friend,’ despite China warning

    02/05/2015 7:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.05.2015 | [rc/kms (AFP, Reuters, AP)]
    US President Barack Obama has had a first public meeting with the Dalai Lama, hailing the Tibetan religious leader as a “good friend.” Even before the encounter took place, Beijing had expressed its disquiet. Obama greeted the Dalai Lama at a National Prayer Breakfast in the US capital on Thursday, marking the pair’s first ever public encounter. As the Tibetan spiritual leader was formally introduced to the audience, the US president smiled and clasped his hands together in a bow-like gesture, before offering a more informal wave to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama gave a wave of...
  • Dalai Lama: Unfair to associate terrorism with Islam

    02/02/2015 6:19:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies ^ | February 2, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Terrorism should not be associated with Islam, says the Dalai Lama, because all Muslims are “neither terrorist nor its sponsorer.”
  • Distancing the Dalai Lama: Is Vatican playing into Beijing's hands?

    12/19/2014 1:10:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies ^ | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Amit Dasgupta
    " It was his efforts at peace that brought him the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite the huge popularity and respect he enjoys, he is not unaware of his increasing isolation by global leaders since being in Beijing's good books appears to be the global fascination. It remains to be seen how India reacts. It would be a sad day, indeed, if New Delhi also lacks the moral fibre and toes Beijing's line." Nobel laureates gathered in Rome last week were dismayed that Pope Francis had surprisingly refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama so as to not incur...
  • HuffPost defends disciplinary actions against reporters, editors

    11/08/2014 7:28:05 AM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Pompeo
    Earlier this week, a reporter, an editor and a copy editor were suspended over a story they'd worked on highlighting criticisms of a financial partnership between The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education and the activewear retailer Lululemon. There were no errors, fabrications or plagiarized quotes in the story, but a version originally published on Saturday relied primarily on critical anonymously posted comments appearing on the Lululemon website. (The quotations taken from those comments have been removed from the Huffington Post article, according to an editor's note attached to the piece.) Several months earlier, in August, a junior-level writer...
  • China warns Tibet party members not to harbor separatist 'fantasies' about Dalai Lama

    11/06/2014 8:29:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 5, 2014
    China warns Tibet party members not to harbor separatist 'fantasies' about Dalai Lama BEIJING Wed Nov 5, 2014 3:44am EST (Reuters) - A top Chinese official has vowed to severely punish members of the ruling Communist Party in Tibet who "harbor fantasies" about the troubled region's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Wednesday. In a front-page article in the Tibet Daily, Tibet's party chief Chen Quanguo said China would stamp out any separatist inclinations.
  • Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China

    03/16/2014 10:47:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2014 5:30 AM EDT
    A monk set himself on fire Sunday in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China, the country’s official news agency reported. […] Qinghai neighbors Tibet. More than 100 people have self-immolated in Tibetan areas since 2009 to protest Chinese restrictions on Buddhism and denigration of the Tibetans’ spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in India. …
  • Dalai Lama says ‘okay’ to gay marriage

    03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07 March 2014 | Antonia Malloy
    The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual. Speaking during an interview with American talk show host Larry King, the Buddhist monk said that gay marriage was “okay” and a “personal matter”. He said: "If two people, a couple, really feel that way, it’s more practical, more satisfaction, and both sides fully agree, then okay!” …
  • Dalai Lama gets ice from Obama, warmth from conservatives [O opposes independence from China]

    02/23/2014 6:17:50 PM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The Dalai Lama got a frosty closed-door reception from President Barack Obama Feb. 21, one day after he got a public bear-hug from the conservative American Enterprise Institute. The world’s most famous Buddhist returned the conservatives’ respect by offering a compliment for the AEI’s civic-minded capitalism. “After to listen [sic] yesterday and to the presenters today, I developed more respect about capitalism,” the Dalai Lama told AEI president Arthur Brooks Feb. 20 during a friendly panel discussion on “happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing.” The president forced the Dalai Lama to pay a price for the United States’ tepid and...
  • Obama meets Dalai Lama, defies China (discreet meet held in WH Map Room, not Oval Office)

    02/21/2014 9:02:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/21/14 | Stephen Collinson - afp
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama welcomed Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White House Friday, defying China, which said the meeting would "seriously impair" ties between the two countries. The encounter took place in the Map Room on the ground floor of the president's residence and not the Oval Office, which Obama usually uses to meet foreign leaders and visiting dignitaries. "The president is currently meeting w/His Holiness the @DalaiLama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious & cultural leader," the US National Security Council said on Twitter. There were no sightings of the...
  • The Dalai Lama Will Meet With Obama at the White House

    02/21/2014 5:29:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 2/21/14
    ...Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama on Friday as part of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s three-week tour of the United States. The meeting will occur 10:00 a.m. Friday in the White House’s map room. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Thursday
  • Our Faith in Science (If science proves Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change)

    07/17/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/12/2005 | TENZIN GYATSO, 14th Dalai Lama
    SCIENCE has always fascinated me. As a child in Tibet, I was keenly curious about how things worked. When I got a toy I would play with it a bit, then take it apart to see how it was put together. As I became older, I applied the same scrutiny to a movie projector and an antique automobile. At one point I became particularly intrigued by an old telescope, with which I would study the heavens. One night while looking at the moon I realized that there were shadows on its surface. I corralled my two main tutors to show...
  • Dalai Lama: No More ‘Wolf in Monk’s Robes’?

    06/27/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27 | By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
    Updated Is a little bit of fresh air blowing in Tibet after more than two decades of rigid policies by Beijing, and recently, around 120 self-immolations by Tibetans protesting those policies? Maybe. (An ongoing, rare visit to Tibet by the United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, is also piquing interest.) Here are some startling comments about a possible loosening of policy, from Tsering Namgyal, a writer and journalist based in New York, writing in Asia Sentinel earlier this week (Mr. Namgyal was citing the Tibetan language website “In an abrupt and unexpected reversal of policy, Chinese government officials...
  • Dalai Lama's 'forget' confused for curse

    10/19/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Students at Brown University in Rhode Island were shocked when a stenographer closed captioning a Dalai Lama speech mistakenly wrote down a profane phrase. The audience of students, watching the subtitles during the 14th Dalai Lama's speech on world peace at the school's auditorium Wednesday, said the stenographer confused the word "forget" for a four-letter euphemism for fornication followed by the word "it," The Independent reported Friday. "If you feel these points are not much relevant -- not much interest," the New York Daily News quoted the 77-year-old religious leader as saying during his...
  • Dalai Lama fears Chinese poison plot

    05/12/2012 11:47:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5/12/12 | Damien Pearse
    Buddhist leader believes Chinese agents may have trained fake female followers to kill him when seeking blessingsThe Dalai Lama has revealed he fears Chinese agents have trained bogus female devotees to kill him with poison while seeking blessings. The Tibetan Buddhist leader told the Sunday Telegraph that he had been passed reports from inside Tibet warning of the plot, using Tibetan women. The 76-year-old Nobel laureate said he now lives in a high security cordon in his temple palace grounds in Dharamsala, in the Himalayan foothills, on the advice of Indian security officials. His aides had not been able to...
  • Dalai Lama and West "distorting protests" to tarnish China (ha)

    01/30/2012 5:22:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The Tibetan government-in-exile has colluded with Western governments to distort a recent string of police shootings in Tibetan areas of China in a bid to discredit the government, an official Chinese newspaper said Monday. Protests by ethnic Tibetans, who accuse Chinese authorities of stifling their traditions and religious freedoms, have gathered pace in the mountainous frontiers of southwestern Sichuan province that border on Tibet proper since last Monday.
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • China calls on Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama. Again.

    07/16/2011 12:23:35 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/16/11
    The private discussion is intended to show Mr Obama's support for Tibet's identity, the White House said. Mr Obama's last meeting with the Dalai Lama in February 2010 drew strong condemnation from Beijing. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement on Saturday: "We firmly oppose any senior foreign government officials meeting with the Dalai Lama in any way."
  • Gong: The Dalai Lama Is A Hallmark Card

    06/24/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 23, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    “An open heart is an open mind”? “Friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with, whether we have a warm heart, not money or power”! “The huge gap between rich and poor, globally and within nations, is not only morally wrong; it is also a source of practical problems”? “Wherever I go, I always give the advice to be altruistic and kind to others”! But note the enlightened one recently referred to our female Prime Minister as a him. So, to be fair and all, he can be a real b*****d. Also, in meditation news, “If you treat people...
  • CARTOON: Karlmic Consciousness

    06/16/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT · by daletoons · 3 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 6-16-11 | Dale
    Asking Richard Gere or any other liberal Hollywood Actorvist to empty their mind evokes an immediate response of, "done, now what?" Hollywood is pretty easy pickin's for a guy like the Dalai Lama, so why has the exiled ruler of Tibet recently declared, "I am a Marxist."? My guess is that next time, he wants to leave the White House by the front door.
  • Dalai Lama Pizza Gag Gets Panned

    06/15/2011 8:49:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15 Jun 2011
    WHEN it comes to holy inappropriate gags, they don't come much worse than this. An Australian news anchor was left red-faced yesterday after cracking a joke about pizza shops to the Dalai Lama. Karl Stefanovic from the country's Today show was granted a rare audience with the spiritual leader. But instead of asking his thoughts on world peace, the hapless hack tried to make his interviewee laugh. Snorting with laughter, Stefanovic leaned forward and said: "So the Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop." An interpreter is heard translating the first line off-camera. "Pizza? Ah, pizza," says the clearly baffled...
  • Penn & Teller: Dalai Lama and Tibet (Dalai Lama, not quite the saint).

    06/10/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT · by Sonny M · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Penn and Teller
    Even though Penn and Teller are atheists, they don't spare any religion, or religious figures, and the Dalai Lama is no different, also a nice summery of why no one should be surprised that the Dalai Lama is a marxist.
  • 'I'm a Marxist:' Dalai Lama

    06/10/2011 8:07:27 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 108 replies
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2010 | AFP
    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday that he is a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to the communist country that exiled him -- China. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. Marxism has "moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said. However, he credited China's embrace of market economics for breaking communism's grip over the world's most populous country...
  • Dalai Lama says he'll give up political role

    03/09/2011 10:17:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2011
    DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will be giving up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region, said the time has come "to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader."
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • Amanpour reaps what she's sown

    02/04/2011 3:10:44 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 04, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Christiane Amanpour has spent her entire career pretending to be an impartial journalist. Yet, the dark-haired Iranian with the British accent has taken every opportunity to use journalism as a tool to undermine America and her ally Israel's reputation on the world stage. Ms. Amanpour has had many low points in her quest to portray the United States in a less than favorable light. In the Muslim world, America's standing was severely damaged when, in an unbiased way, the London-raised journalist commiserated with radical terrorists by suggesting that the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation mirrored Pol Pot and the...
  • Indian education turns fatal for Tibetan children

    09/23/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 233+ views
    IANS / Sify ^ | Tuesday, 23 September , 2008, 15:25 | IANS
    Kathmandu: Thousands of Tibetan children and their families face stiff punishment at the hands of the Chinese government for enrolling into schools in India that are run by the Tibetan government in exile, headed by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a rights body said. The Washington-headquartered International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has expressed its misgivings as the ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China authorities to the Tibetan Party and government workers expired last week. In July, Communist Party authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region had issued a directive stating that Tibetan children must confess if they have...
  • China trade: The 'Dalai Lama Effect'(-8.1% in 2 yrs?)

    11/04/2010 6:21:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/04/10 | Jo Ling Kent
    China trade: The 'Dalai Lama Effect' By Jo Ling Kent, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS * Study: Countries that meet with the Dalai Lama lose 8.1 percent in exports to China * Effect lasts for two years following the meeting with the exiled spiritual leader * The "Dalai Lama Effect" began in 2002 when President Hu Jintao took office * Only impacts trade if meetings are between a head of state and the Dalai Lama Beijing, China (CNN) -- Countries whose top leadership meet with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, lose on average 8.1 percent in exports to China in...
  • The Dalai Lama on violence

    07/11/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies · 2+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 21 June 2010 | Andrew Brown
    The Dalai Lama has sent a message of support for Armed Forces Day, which is next Saturday. In it, he writes of his admiration for the military. That is perhaps not so surprising. As he explains, there are many parallels between being a monk and being a soldier – the need for discipline, companionship, and inner strength. But his support will take some of his western admirers by surprise, not least when it comes to his thoughts on non-violence. Attitudes towards violence in Buddhism are enormously complex. There are some traditions that argue aggression, and killing in particular, is always...
  • Tibet Is No Shangri-La And the Dalai Lama is not what you think

    07/05/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | Christina Larson
    In the popular imagination, Tibet is a land of snow-capped mountains and sweeping vistas, fluttering prayer flags, crystal blue skies, saffron-robed monks spinning prayer wheels... SNIP Tibet's enduring hold on Western minds -- together with the energetic, globe-trotting advocacy of the Dalai Lama -- helps explain why the concerns of the region's minority population are so familiar to so many so far away. (By comparison, it took violence in the streets of Urumqi to awaken foreign readers to the agitation of another of China's minority groups, the Uighurs.) In the Washington, D.C., neighborhood where I live, more than a few...
  • Dalai Lama to Japanese youth: 'Study English and see the world!'

    06/22/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama urged Japanese youth to "study English, and see the world" during a speech and Q&A session at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on Saturday. The Dalai Lama, currently visiting Japan, made the remarks, when he touched on the problem of the increasing number of Japanese youth committing suicide. "Now, you should participate, wisely, (in) the outside world. But, the youth of Japan remain here, and (having) some problems here. Go (to the) outside world! To Arabia, Africa, Latin America ... You can make many contributions," the Dalai Lama said. The Dalai Lama...
  • What Happens When the Dalai Lama Dies?

    05/31/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by SteveH · 52 replies · 757+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2010 | Tim Sullivan
    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The question looms over this raggedy hillside town, a place where ancient mysticism constantly brushes against the realities of modern geopolitics. The monks who fled across the Himalayas ask it quietly, as do the exile politicians. Even the angry young activists are careful how they raise the issue. But as the man at the center of the Tibetan exile movement approaches his 75th birthday, the question has become impossible to escape: What happens after the Dalai Lama dies?
  • The Dalai Lama, Marxism and the Slave Plantation.

    05/21/2010 6:32:06 PM PDT · by freemike · 12 replies · 235+ views
    libertas ^ | 5/21/10 | freemike
    So the Dalai Lama says he’s a Marxist. Well, good for him. He says Marxism has better morals than Capitalism. Oh really? I guess he’d say the same about the slave plantation too, then. Marxism and the slave plantation have a lot in common. Really not much difference at all. Tell me where I am wrong?Libertas
  • 'I'm a Marxist' says Dalai Lama, but agrees capitalism has helped China

    05/21/2010 10:22:34 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 53 replies · 670+ views
    AFP ^ | May 21, 2010 8:42AM | From correspondents in New York
    TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. "(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said.
  • 'I'm a Marxist' says Dalai Lama, but agrees capitalism has helped China

    05/20/2010 4:02:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 122 replies · 3,432+ views
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2010
    TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. "(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said. However, he credited China's embrace of market economics for breaking communism's grip over the world's most populous country and forcing the...
  • If the U.S. president thing doesn't work out for Obama, new poll finds he'd do very well in Europe

    04/27/2010 3:19:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-27-10 | Andrew Malcolm
    A new poll out this morning delivers the fascinating findings that President Barack Obama is much more popular in Europe than at home. No one else comes even close to his foreign popularity. Americans, however, have now come to like Obama's vanquished political opponent, Hillary Clinton, the same as they do him. And now they like the Dalai Lama even more than that pair. As the president heads out today to campaign in Iowa, scene of his first state triumph in 2008, a new France 24/Harris Poll of more than 6,100 people finds the folks in France, Italy, Germany, Great...
  • The Dalai Lama May not Visit Moscow

    04/23/2010 3:14:06 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 04/23/2010 | Tancred]Russia refuses the Dalai Lama entry. The buddhist Community reported that the foreign minister in Moscow refused the visa with consideration of China's objections.
  • Dalai Lama offers advice for Woods after asking, 'Tiger who?'

    02/21/2010 1:20:05 PM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies · 927+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 21st 2010 | Rich Schapiro
    The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had - somehow - never heard of Tiger Woods. When Woods' sex scandal was explained to him, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader emphasized the importance of self-discipline. All religions have the same idea "when it comes to adultery," he said. "Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. . . . Self-discipline with awareness of consequences." Woods, in his carefully scripted apology on Friday, struck a similar line. He said that in recent years he had "drifted away" from the Buddhist values of his upbringing. "Buddhism," he said, "teaches that a...