Dharamsala: In her keynote speech at the 12th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned the recent outbreaks of violence in the various autonomous regions of China, including Tibet. She called upon the Chinese government to "reflect on the underlying causes of such incidents, which include discrimination, and the failure to protect minority rights."

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday began three-day Buddhist teachings at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamshala at the request of Korean Buddhist followers. Each day's teachings will consist of two 2-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The more than 4000 people attending today's teachings included 1400 Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns, 1300-1500 lay Tibetans, around 250 Koreans, and over 1400 visiting tourists from over 55 western countries. These teachings are simultaneously being translated into Korean, English, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, and available on FM radio transmission.

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Slovakia on Tuesday afternoon, upon an invitation of the Jan Langos Foundation. On Wednesday he receives the Jan Langos international award on Wednesday for his promotion of human rights and his leadership in the nonviolent campaign by Tibetans seeking autonomy from China. Later on, he is also delivered a public speech at Pasienky Hall in Bratislava.

Dharamshala: The National Civil Rights Museum in the US will confer the International Freedom Award on the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his "steadfast commitment to protecting and defending the rights of oppressed people of Tibet and elsewhere in the world".

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Tibetan Dalai Lama said yesterday at a press conference held by the Forum 2000 foundation in Prague, "Democracy is the universal value, now in Asia....in China, there are people, especially among the intellectuals, who are working hard for democracy, openness and an independent judicial system."  On Thursday in Prague His Holiness called upon the West to advocate for a more active role in the development of democracy in China and elsewhere in Asia.

Delhi: In a speech on Saturday at the International Conference on Intercultural Communication organized by the Institute of Management Studies, Noida, The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama named the media as a modern guru (teacher) of society which is marking a path towardsintercultural communication in a professional and unbiased manner.Showing his faith in journalism, His Holiness said that the media is driven by the five senses of human beings..

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