In The Spotlight
New Delhi, India — In a world where most rulers and powerful people are known more for taking away the rights of their people on one or the other pretext, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has emerged as a unique leader who has presented the example of how the leaders can strengthen the people and themselves by giving up and sharing their own powers with the people they lead and govern.
Taipei — U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster has strongly praised His Holiness the Dalai Lama over his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans, preserve the Tibetan culture, and bring an end to strife and hostility around the world.
Washington, DC — In a brave effort to end the decades of military occupation of Tibet, U.S. Congressman, has introduced a historical legislation to the House Committee on U.S. Foreign Affairs, to recognise the “Tibet Autonomous Region as a separate, independent country”. This bill will help the people of Tibet to get independence back on the internatinal agenda.
Dharamshala — 'It was unacceptable that China held Tibet’s most revered leader in captive for 25 years without granting him any freedom, and instead is misleading the world,' Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay said, in response to claims made recently by China’s Foreign Spokesperson Zhao Lijian who said the young Tibetan graduated college and now living a normal life with a stable job.
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today reiterated its call for the State Department to fill the vacancy for the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Geneva — Some 159 organizations submitted a joint petition to the United Nations urging it to press China for the immediate release of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and his entire family.
London, UK — The author of “In the Service of the 13th and the 14th Dalai Lamas: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa – Untold Stories of Tibet” who was educated in Tibet, India and Beijing, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at King's College Hospital in south London following infected with Wuhan-coronavirus. He was 81.
Bodhgaya, India — Turning to historical relations between Tibet and India in the 7th and 8th centuries, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that despite close relations with China, emperors of Tibet chose to introduce Buddhism to Tibet directly from India and chose to develop a Tibetan written script modeled on the ancient Indian Devanagari alphabet.
Bodhgaya, India — Prayers alone will not achieve genuine world peace and harmony, therefore, there is a need to make an effort to reduce violence, states the Tibetan spiritual leader while addressing the audiences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the Bihar State of India, on January 14, 2020.
Dharamshala, India — "Happiness is very much related with our emotions. If our mental state is calm and peaceful, then external factors can not disturb our mind. The mind can be trained to build constructive emotions and reduce destructive emtions," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while interacting with scientists as part of the Science & Wisdom of Emotions Summit.
Dharamshala, India '— My main concern is to see a happy world but in order to be happy, we need ‘ahimsa’ and ‘karuna’, non-violence, and compassion. Compassion brings us inner peace, inner strength, and to be truly non-violent we need to be compassionate,' said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while speaking on Secular Ethics in Modern Education to members of Mind Mingle by video link from his residence in Dharamsala, India on August 25, 2020.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a firm statement Monday offered his special gratitude to the medical staff—doctors, nurses, and other support personnel—who are working on the frontline to save lives at great personal risk. He praised them saying "their service is indeed compassion in action."
Plateau goa — "Scientists have found that constant hatred eats away at our human system. But our basic nature, since we are social animals, is more compassionate. That’s the basis of our hope,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Wednesday. He also assured that the Nalanda teachings also align with findings from modern science.
Aurangabad, India — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, urges the more than 50,000 people attending his teachings of Buddhism to understand the meaning of Buddha and his teachings to follow his faith at the stadium of PES College of Physical Education in Aurangabad on 24th November 2019. He also asks the followers to be a 21st century Buddhist with reason and logic, not to follow faith blindly.
Dharamshala, India — "Different points of view appeal to people of different dispositions, but what is most important to remember is that all religious traditions stress the importance of cultivating loving-kindness," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a large group of Buddhist devotees over 40 countries, in Dharamsala, India on Thursday.
Dharamshala, HP — The Men-Tsee-Khang, known as Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute concluded its three-day meeting of the "10th Body, Mind and Life Conference" on Monday, having focused on Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astro-science and Modern Science and tackling the both mental and physical health issues of the elderly who have worked tirelessly to provide a meaningful life for their children and common cause.
New Delhi — "Although we cannot change the past, we can learn from it. Therefore, the future is in your hands. If you make an effort to create a happy society, I believe that within this century you can change the world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, interacting with young students who belong to the 21st century, in India's capital New Delhi, on September 20, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — “Because of Buddha’s scientific approach to religion, he could be referred to as someone who was a teacher, philosopher, and scientist,” remarked His Holiness the Dalai Lama while speaking to a group from Denmark about the Buddha as a teacher, philosopher and scientist, and the importance of doing a thorough investigation over just having faith, September 11, 2019.
We all want a happy life, depend on others' care and affection to survive: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Dharamshala — Emphasising the crucial role in seriously making our world more peaceful and harmonious, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, all sentient beings want to lead a happy life and a happy life means a peaceful life. Because we as social animals depend on the community in which we live and we depend on the care and affection of others to survive from the moment we’re born. This is nothing to do with religious practice, it’s simply natural behaviour.
Dharamshala, India — "In today’s world, there is too much division. Thinking of others in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’ is too prevalent—and it leads to conflict. We constantly need to remind ourselves of the oneness of humanity," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "If we were to do that, there’d be no basis for hostility or bloodshed."
Dharamshala, India — Pointed out that "weapons can only be used to kill and maim and the use of force to solve problems is mistaken", His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that "If we’re interested in peace we should seek a demilitarised world."
New Delhi, India — The Global Launch of the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) officially inaugurated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, stepping up his effort to make this world more peaceful through education include ways to reinforce and encourages inner peace, compassion, respect and warm-heartedness.
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.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his victory in the presidential election in the Philippines.
Dharamshala - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet expressed his condolences on the demise of F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa, who played an important role in South Africa's history, especially in transforming the country into a democratic state.
Dharamshala, India — World Humanitarian Drive and APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation hosted a Global webinar session “Liveable Planet Earth – Working Together for a Peaceful World” on October 15, 2020.
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered his heartfelt congratulations to the World Food Programme (WFP) for being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dharamshala, India – Spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama released a statement on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, calling for recognition of the oneness of humanity and action to construct a more peaceful world.
Washington, DC – The United States renewed its strong call for the release of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima who was recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama. The six-year-old boy disappeared in 1995 soon after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognised him as the reincarnation of Panchen Lama, the second most senior figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
Dharamshala, India — It gives me great pleasure to offer greetings to Buddhist brothers and sisters across the world celebrating Vesak (Buddha Purnima) today," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in a message on Vesak Celebration around the world.
Dharamshala, India — On the passing away of Betty Williams, a Nobel Laureate and one of the founders of the Peace People, The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sympathy in a letter to her nephew, Lawrence Lovell.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his deepest condolences at the passing of Thich Quang Do, the patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. He was 91.