Dharamshala — The human rights situation in Tibet, Eastern Turkistan, Hong Kong and China is at present the "worst for many years"; the British government 'Conservative Party Human Rights Commission' (CPHRC) says they are "deeply concerned" about an uncritical friendship with China.

Bylakuppe, Karnataka — Over thirty thousand devotees congregated at the Tashi Lhunpo in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India, on January 1, at a ceremony to make a long-life offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader of Tibet, in turn, conferred a White Tara long-life empowerment to the gathering.

Dharamshala — Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama and one of the 4 Great Monasteries of Tibet, has risen again as His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama consecrated the prayer hall during a ceremony attended by thousands near the Tibetan Refugee camp of Bylakuppe.

Chennai — As part of their Extra-mural Lecture series, over 3,000 students listened to the spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama deliver a stirring message of compassion and forgiveness in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras on Tuesday.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US — The National Constitution Center awarded His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet the 2015 Liberty Medal on Monday, October 26, 2015, in recognition of his efforts to promote compassion and human rights around the world.