Dalai Lama

  • Recent news from the China-Tibet Drama Paid Member

    Drama: No other word quite encapsulates recent happenings so well. It's only barely an irreverent choice of words, considering the almost comical amount of nothing changing. First off, belated, but... Happy Birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama! Apparently, that is about as exuberant as the actual celebrations were. "Tibetans all over the world will be praying today for the long life of the Dalai Lama. But as the situation in Tibet continues to be bad, we have decided to not hold any cultural song and dance event to mark the event," -Thupten Samphel, spokesman of the exiled government. More »
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    China - Tibet talks begin, and we have.... Silence? Paid Member

    At least from the inside. No news about what went on behind closed doors between the Dalai Lama's envoys and the Chinese government. However, we do have some delicious sound bytes from both parties on the day of the talks, keeping with their usual messages to international media. From Tibetan government in exile: Hoping for results, while reiterating the call for international support of Tibet's not-quite-independence. From those in employ of the Chinese government: The Dalai Lama's followers incited violence. In conclusion, more of the same. Still, it doesn't have to mean more of the same ahead. I hope for the best, and look forward to good news when the talks are done. More »
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    Dalai Lama's Envoys Head to China Paid Member

    The talks will be "informal" and their visit will be "brief". Update: The torch in Hong Kong. More »
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    China agrees to meet Dalai Lama's envoys Paid Member

    At heart China is a business, and this turmoil was hurting the bottom line: China appeared to bend to international pressure on Friday as the government announced it would meet with envoys of the Dalai Lama, an unexpected shift that comes as violent Tibetan demonstrations in western China have threatened to cast a pall over the Beijing Olympics in August. More »
  • "China to extend crackdowns" says Tibet's PM; DL at Mayo Clinic Paid Member

    The Dalai Lama visits Minnesota and discusses meditation and compassion. The meditation talk will include Daniel Goleman and will be for Mayo Clinic employees only. He also gave a thank-you scarf to his physician, Dr. More »
  • 20 Activists Arrested in Burma; China says guns, bombs, found in monasteries Paid Member

    20 activists arrested in Burma. Thanks to Precious Metal for this one. The Chinese media on guns and bombs supposedly found in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. A light piece on how the Dalai Lama is more than a simple Buddhist monk. A Bu-Jew's guide to Passover from the Huffington Post. More »