In The Spotlight
The government of Nepal banned a public celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Kathmandu on July 6, further undermining the human rights and civil liberties of both Tibetans and Nepalese citizens who revere the Dalai Lama as their spiritual master.
Dharamshala, India — The former President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Serêtsê Khama Ian Khama met the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India, despite strong pressure from the Chinese totalitarian government. Khama ends his trip by attending the 60th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that forced the spiritual leader of Tibet to flee to India, March 10, 2019.
Bratislava, Slovakia — President Dr Lobsang Sangay gave a speech on the Tibet-China relationship at the Pan-European University in Slovakia on 11 October. President was invited by the Mass Media Faculty of the University. The talk was moderated by the Vice Dean of Pan–European University, Dr Yvonne Vavrova.
Johannesburg — Delivering his keynote speech during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018, former US President Barack Obama said that 'China, emboldened by its economic success, framed the promotion of universal values as nothing more than foreign meddling, imperialism under a new name.'
Geneva, Switzerland —The 25-minute documentary titled "“Leaving Fear Behind” has not only presented the real situation in Tibet, but also has become the proof of the plight of the Tibetans in Tibet at a global stage," the President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay said during his meeting with Tibetan filmmaker and activist Dhondup Wangchen in New York City, on June 17, 2018.
London — The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet hosted a roundtable discussion on the issue of access to Tibet on May 9, 2018 led by Matteo Mecacci, President of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), who presented a new ICT report to the group.
Washington, DC — 'Tibetan issue currently involves the Chinese and Tibetan communities going in different directions and that it is vital to bridge the gap between the two,' the Chinese liaison officer in the Office of Tibet in Washington, DC, told students and faculty of University of Rochester, where students engaged in conversation and asked questions about the issue of Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — President Dr Lobsang Sangay strongly urged his compatriots to strengthen efforts to make the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his native land a reality.
Dharamshala — 'The issue of Tibet is multifaceted and can be interpreted in many different ways. However, to understand the status of Tibet, one has to understand Tibet's culture, religion, wisdom and the political reality of Tibet and its people,' former Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche told over 185 participants from 21 countries, attending at a forum on Tibet, titled "Five-Fifty Forum" held at Hotel Pavilion of Dharamshala, India Thursday.
Dharamshala, India — “Before they enter the education system, young children’s basic human nature is fresh. Their basic outlook is compassionate," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of educators from different parts of the world, saying “Children survive because of their mother’s kindness and concern, which gives them a lifelong sense of security."
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the importance of warm-heartedness and intelligence in answer to a question from a young girl at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 10, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — An eager crowd of more than 7600 awaited His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the main Tibetan Temple, this morning. They included people from 69 countries among them 429 from India, 254 from Israel, 194 from the USA, 147 from Britain, 137 from Germany as well as the principal group of 1100 from Russia.
Dharamshala, India — In an age of science and technology, mere faith and prayer are not sufficient. Buddhists need to understand the Buddha's teachings," the spiritual leader of Tibet said while speaking to a group of Mongolian devotees, in Dharamshala, India, on March 25, 2019.
Tokyo, Japan — "My main concern is to keep Tibet’s Buddhist knowledge alive. What we preserved in Tibet was a complete presentation of the Buddha’s teachings," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a large crowd of students, school officials and local officials at the Reitaku University in Japan.
Yokohama, Japan — For a happy life, physical well-being is important, but true wellness must include a happy mind, which can be achieved by treating others with trust and affection- whether religious or non-religious - was one major message in a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a strong crowd of 5000 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall in Yokohama, Japan, on November 14, 2018.
Dharamshala, India — Setting two purposes for the Dialogue with Chinese Scientists about Quantum Effects, a three day event, which took place in the Indian city of Dharamshala this week, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "Consequently, in our education programs, in addition to advice about physical hygiene and its benefits for physical health, we need to teach about emotional hygiene—how to tackle our destructive emotions. It should be our aim to be both physically and mentally fit."
Dharamshala, India - "In a world facing an emotional crisis, I am convinced there is much in ancient Indian knowledge that is still relevant today," His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his meeting with a group of Indian students and teachers. He noted that "problems like widespread unemployment and the gap between rich and poor occur because of a lack of moral principles."
Dhamramshala, India — Spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met and conversed with the students of Woodstock School at his residence in Dharamshala on 11 October.
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a special message to the 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace, held in Mongolia, June 21, 2019.
Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.
New Delhi: - The spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama said 'Technology makes our life easier and brings people closer together, but we must use it constructively.'
Dharamshala: Technology giant Apple became the latest to succumb to China's tactics, censoring their own services in the country.
Dharamshala, India — “India has great potential to bring about a more peaceful world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "I’m convinced that a combination of ‘ahimsa’ and the insights of quantum physics can contribute to a more peaceful world."
Dharamshala, India — The day before His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 84th birthday, about 300 retired staff of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and 200 members of their families offered prayers and an elaborate ritual for their spiritual leader's long life, at the Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India, July 5, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — In a recent interview between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the BBC, the spiritual leader of Tibet made some remarks which have made some people uncomfortable.
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia – The 11th Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) held at Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, witnessed the participation of a strong Tibetan Buddhist Delegation with representation from other major Buddhist traditions including Jonang and Bon traditions.
Dharamshala, India — A group of 58 members of Iranian CEOs of small and medium sized enterprises who describe themselves as messengers of peace, met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala this month to discuss about world peace, religious harmony and compassion. As His Holiness entered the room they greeted him with friendly applause.
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama hailed Taiwan’s robust democracy in which, he observed, “the law protects and defends human rights.”
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded his three-day teaching session at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The teachings on "The Furthest Everlasting Continuum" and "Three Principal Aspects of the Path" were offered at the request of Russian Buddhists.
Dharamsala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has conferred the Manjushri permission after conducting the preparatory rituals in the morning in Dharamshala, India on February 23, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha, Shivakumara Swami, who passed away at the age of 111 after a prolonged illness.