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    Burma's new constitution disenfrachises monks Paid Member

    A picture of a cute and cuddly koala (which seem to be slightly larger than I'd imagined), plus an interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama from Dreaming of Danzan Ravjaa: Some images of the recent casualties have been graphic and disturbing. Have you seen them? What was your reaction? We heard you wept. Yes, I cried once. One advantage of belonging to the Tibetan Buddhist culture is that at the intellectual level there is a lot of turmoil, a lot of anxiety and worries, but at the deeper, emotional level there is calm. Every night in my Buddhist practice I give and take. I take in Chinese suspicion. I give back trust and compassion. I take their negative feeling and give them positive feeling. More »
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    Protests Accompany the Lighting of the Torch Paid Member

    Protesters did briefly disrupt the Olympic torch-lighting ceremony: Three pro-Tibet activists have briefly disrupted the ceremony in which the Olympic torch for the Beijing Games was lit in Greece. The protestors breached a cordon of about 1,000 police officers at Olympia to display a flag demanding a boycott of the Olympics amid mounting controversy over China's crackdown in Tibet. The men, of the French human rights group Reporters Without Borders, ran up behind Liu Qi, the head of the Beijing Olympic organising committee, as he spoke before the flame was lit. One man unfurled a black flag portraying the Olympic rings made from handcuffs. Another tried to grab the microphone from Mr Liu and shouted "freedom, freedom". More »
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    Olympic Torch Lit Paid Member

    Will Tibet unrest deter foreign investment in the region? The Wall Street Journal dryly observes: Even before this month's riots in Tibet, foreign investors found reasons to bypass what is a tiny market in the Himalayas with a big public-relations problem. More »
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    China won't talk Paid Member

    Anyone surprised? More »
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    Tibet News Round-up from the Center for Buddhist Studies Paid Member

    Nice round-up (and interesting comments following it) from the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. More »
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    Monks in Bodh Gaya Speak Out; Himalayan Solidarity Paid Member

    Two stories from the Buddhist Channel: Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya protest China's treatment of Tibetans Display of Solidarity by Himalayan Buddhists More »