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Exiled Dalai Lama marks 80 years as Tibet's spiritual leader

Feb 22, 2020 - 3:43 PM

His office says there would be no commemoration of the anniversary, and a teaching event scheduled for March has been canceled over coronavirus fears

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) waves to the crowd during the third day of a series of teachings in Bodhgaya on January 4, 2020. STR / AFP

U.S. House votes to warn China against meddling in Dalai Lama succession

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:44 PM

Under the proposal, Washington would freeze any US assets and ban travel to the United States of Chinese officials found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a government-approved Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) waves to the crowd during the third day of a series of teachings in Bodhgaya on January 4, 2020. STR / AFP

Nepal declines permission for Dalai Lama's birthday celebration

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Kathmandu officials say the permission was not granted 'because there might be a problem in peace and security'

BUDDHISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures at a function in Dharamsala on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

Dalai Lama 'deeply sorry' for comments on women

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:37 AM

But the Tibetan spiritual leader does not apologize for saying that US President Donald Trump has a 'lack of moral principle' and 'complicated' emotions.

REGRETS. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a seminar in Mumbai.  Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'

Jun 28, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'One day he says something, another day he says something,' the 83-year-old Buddhist monk says of the US president

ON TRUMP. In this file photo, Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016. File photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:36 PM

'I received the necessary medical treatments and now feel kind of normal,' the 83-year-old tells reporters in a video posted on his official Twitter account

'Cured' Dalai Lama set to be discharged from hospital on April 12

Apr 11, 2019 - 11:18 AM

(UPDATED) 'Generally, his holiness is fine. He is doing very well. Still on medication but he is doing very well and will be discharged,' says Tenzin Taklha, the Dalai Lama's personal spokesman

CURED. File photo of Dalai Lama at a function in Dharamsala, India on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

Dalai Lama 'doing much better,' should leave hospital in few days – spokesman

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:20 AM

(UPDATED) A representative of the Dalai Lama says he is in New Delhi for a doctor's visit, and is 'doing much better'

AILING. File photo of the Dalai Lama. From Wikipedia

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:47 PM

The Dalai Lama remains a thorn in the side to China, which adamantly rejects any suggestion of Tibetan autonomy and blacklisted him as a dangerous 'separatist'

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly in Naypyidaw on September 30, 2016. File photo by Aung Htet/ AFP

Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The app promises official news, videos, and photos from the office of the Tibetan spiritual leader

DALAI LAMA GETS AN APP. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures at a function in Dharamsala on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel peace laureate to speak out against the violence

In this file photo, the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016.  Frederick Florin/AFP/File

Dalai Lama accuses China of fooling its people

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Dalai Lama accuses China of misleading its people over the nature of his visit to a monastery near India s border

DALAI LAMA. The Dalai Lama fires back at China over his trip to a monastery near India's border. Photo from Wikipedia

China nixes meeting with Slovak PM

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:08 AM

President Andrej Kiska a millionaire businessman and philanthropist turned liberal politician meets privately with the Tibetan spiritual leader in early October

CHINA'S PROTEST. File photo of the Dalai Lama gesturing as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP

China slams EU over Dalai Lama visit

Sep 19, 2016 - 9:32 PM

China says the move could damage relations between the EU and the world s second largest economy

The Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP

Chinese Internet on edge of outrage after Lady Gaga meets Dalai Lama

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:37 PM

The singer meets the Dalai Lama at the United States Conference of Mayors in Indiana

China criticizes US over Obama meeting with Dalai Lama

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:17 PM

UPDATED China says US President Barack Obama s meeting with the Dalai Lama will hurt China US mutual trust and cooperation

Combo of file photos shows US president Barack Obama (L) and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Mandel Ngan & Toru Yamanaka/Files/AFP

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Jun 15, 2016 - 7:27 PM

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Obama to meet Dalai Lama at White House, defying Beijing

Jun 15, 2016 - 2:22 PM

China which accuses the Nobel peace laureate of using spiritual terrorism to seek independence for Tibet expresses displeasure over the visit to the United States

Combo of file photos shows US president Barack Obama (L) and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Mandel Ngan & Toru Yamanaka/Files/AFP

Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED We will continue as long as it takes til basic freedom is restored in Tibet says Sangay following his reelection

epa05279456 Lobsang Sangay, the incumbent prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile addresses media after being re-elected for a second term at Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 27 April 2016. Lobsang Sangay is the winner of the final Sikyong elections of the Tibetan government-in-exile. EPA/SANJAY BAID

Exiled Tibetans elect leader as Dalai Lama steps back

Mar 20, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Tens of thousands of exiled Tibetans begin voting to elect a new leader tasked with sustaining their struggle for greater autonomy in their Chinese ruled homeland

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, August 26, 2014. File photo by Christian Charisius/EPA

Rights groups warn KFC over Tibet opening

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:50 PM

Advocates call on the fast food giant to ensure that Tibetan culture is protected

This picture taken on March 8, 2015 shows people walk past a KFC fast food restaurant in Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.  US fast food giant KFC has opened its first restaurant in Tibet, the venue's property manager said on March 9, more than a decade after the chain's first attempt to establish a foothold ended in controversy. / AFP / STR / China OUT / CHINA OUT

Exiled Tibetans vote for new political leader

Oct 18, 2015 - 4:31 PM

Harvard educated Lobsang Sangay current prime minister of the exiled government who is recontesting for the top job is the front runner ahead of 4 other candidates

Maroon 5 cancels China gig, prompting speculation over Dalai Lama meeting

Jul 17, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The band is said to have cancelled its Shanghai gig due to tweets about meeting the Dalai Lama

MAROON 5. The band supposedly cancelled its Shanghai gig because of tweets about meeting the Dalai Lama at the leader's 80th birthday

New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80

Jul 03, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The Art of Peace: Songs for Tibet II features new remixed or previously released tracks by iconic artists including Peter Gabriel Sting and Kate Bush plus new songs from artists such as Lorde and Of Monsters and Men

The Dalai Lama speaks during the event, A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, USA, 01 July 2015. EPA/MIKE STONE

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

Jun 21, 2015 - 8:47 AM

The popular Tibetan spiritual leader s advancing years have raised questions over who will succeed him

ICON FOR PEACE. Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. File photo by Christian Charisius/EPA

China's Panchen Lama meets Xi, calls for 'national unity'

Jun 11, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Gyaincain Norbu who China appointed as its choice of 11th Panchen Lama is asked by Xi to carry on the patriotic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism during Wednesday s June 10 meeting

In this file photo, the 11th Panchen Lama, also known as Gyaltsen Norbu (C) is seen during a plenary session at the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 8, 2012. How Hwee Young/EPA

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

May 28, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Dalai Lama: She told me she found some difficulties that things were not simple but very complicated but in spite of that I feel she can do something

STATELESS. Migrants line up for their meal at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, Indonesia, May 17, 2015. Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Obama-Dalai Lama public meeting not ruled out

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader are slated to attend a high profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington raising the prospect of a first public meeting

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014.

Pope says he is willing to visit China

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:39 PM

We are open and we want peace with everyone

Pope Francis as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome, 19 January 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Pope Francis leaves door open to Dalai Lama meeting

Jan 20, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Pope Francis: He asked for an audience some time ago A date has been fixed But not for the moment We are in contact

Pope Francis as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome, 19 January 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA

China rules: Why the pope ducked meeting with Dalai Lama

Dec 14, 2014 - 7:48 AM

Francis an advocate of interfaith ties isn t the first pope to wrestle with the question of whether to grant an audience to the Tibetan Buddhist leader

WITH THE BISHOPS. Pope Francis attends a meeting with Asian Bishops at the Haemi Martyrdom Shrine, in Haemi-myeon, South Korea, 17 August 2014. Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

No Pope meeting for Dalai Lama as Vatican eyes China ties

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Sources say the Vatican decision to sidestep an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama reflects concern over what would inevitably be a furious Chinese reaction and a desire not to jeopordize efforts to build bridges with Beijing

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. File photo by Christian Charisius/EPA

Cape Town Nobel summit scrapped over Dalai Lama visa row

Oct 02, 2014 - 10:39 PM

A number of Nobel Peace Prize winners earlier tried to force the South African government to reverse its decision by threatening to boycott the event

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to return to Tibet

Oct 02, 2014 - 8:21 PM

The spiritual leader speaks of his optimism about the leadership in Beijing but also criticizes China s treatment of dissidents

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

Dalai Lama hails China's Xi as 'more open-minded'

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED Xi Jinping s approach is more realistic more open minded than that of his predecessor Hu Jintao says Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:45 PM

The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town but an aide says Pretoria denied him a visa to avoid angering China

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

Putin is 'self-centered', says Dalai Lama

Sep 07, 2014 - 9:51 PM

The Buddhist leader also has more criticism for Russia now in the worst standoff with the West since the Cold War than for China which has ruled Tibet since its 1950 invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 08 March 2014. Alexey Nikolsky/RIS Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Dalai Lama cancels South Africa trip amid visa row

Sep 05, 2014 - 12:20 AM

The Dalai Lama was last barred from entry in 2011 when he was invited to give a lecture as part of celebrations for anti apartheid activist Desmond Tutu s 80th birthday

South Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit – spokeswoman

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:19 PM

UPDATED The refusal could see a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit a spokesman for South African laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence

Jul 06, 2014 - 9:36 PM

The revered spiritual leader gives his speech to tens of thousand of devotees on his 79th birthday

PEACE. The revered Tibetan leader makes the call on his 79th birthday. File photo by Paul Miller/EPA

China accuses US of meddling after Obama-Dalai Lama meeting

Feb 22, 2014 - 2:21 PM

The US seriously interfered in China s internal affairs by allowing the Dalai Lama s visit and arranging the meetings with US leaders said the Chinese foreign ministry

DALAI LAMA IN USA. A man has his white scarf blessed during a greeting with the Dalai Lama during the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) panel discussion on "Unlocking the Mind and Human Happiness" in Washington, DC, February 20, 2014. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:40 PM

China is firmly opposed to US President Barack Obama meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

DALAI LAMA AND OBAMA. A man has his white scarf blessed during a greeting with the Dalai Lama during the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) panel discussion on "Unlocking the Mind and Human Happiness" in Washington, DC, February 20, 2014. Jim Watson/AFP

S. Africa's China ambassador 'compares Mandela to Mao'

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

In the days since Mandela s death Chinese state print and broadcast media have run reports highlighting the late South African leader s praise of Mao

Dalai Lama weighs in on Myanmar anti-Muslim violence

Sep 18, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Dalai Lama urged Myanmar monks to act according to their Buddhist principles in a plea to end the deadly violence against the country s Muslim minority

IN PRAGUE. Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama gestures during his press conference at the international conference FORUM 2000 in Prague, Czech Republic, 17 September 2013. EPA/Filip Singer

Anger as China 'restores' Dalai Lama's ancestral home

Aug 26, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The exiled spiritual leader s family home has received a makeover of its own with a three meter wall and security cameras installed

HISTORIC HOME. This screen grab image taken from Agence France-Presse video on July 26, 2013 shows an external view of the Dalai Lama's family home in Hongai (Taktser) village in Pingan county, in northwest China's Qinghai Province. AFP / Neil Connor

Obsessing over the superficial, yet again

Aug 05, 2013 - 7:00 PM

How one chooses to comport oneself is never reliable as an indication of one s sexual orientation

Graphic by Emil Mercado

Improving Mandela turns 95 in hospital

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:46 PM

From South Africa to America the world celebrates the 95th birthday of global icon Nelson Mandela

MEANINGFUL BIRTHDAY. A boy from the Northlen Primary school completes a Happy Birthday message for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Durban as the global icon is said to be “steadily improving.” AFP/Rajesh Jantilal

7 reasons to love Bikram Yoga

Jun 30, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Releasing toxins relaxing the muscles and other benefits of heat and sweat in meditation

BALANCING ACT. In Bikram Yoga, you are asked to engage your core. Photo from Bikram Yoga Alabang

[Science Solitaire] Meditation can spark compassion

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Maybe meditative training on compassion could be applied to programs in prisons and other rehabilitation centers