Dharamshala: The followers of Jonang sect of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition and Tibetans living in Dharamshala, today, made grand long life prayer offerings to Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the main temple, in Dharamshala. The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's stay in India. Their prayers were also dedicated for the victims of the earthquake disaster in Tibet. The prayer cerenomy was led by the Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, the head of Jonang tradition.

Dharamshala: His Eminence the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee led a prayer ceremony this morning for the Kyigudo (Chinese: Yushu) county of eastern Tibet quake victims at his residential Gyuto monastery in Dharamshala, northern India. So far, there have been 2,046 reported deaths, most of them ethnic Tibetans.

Dharamshala: The administrative office of His Eminence the 17th Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorjee, today expressed its regret that the Karmapa's Dharma tour in Europe has been canceled, and urged his followers not to blame any organization or government body for the tour's cancellation.

Dharamshala: On the morning of April 14, 2010, an earthquake of 6.9 on the Richter Scale occurred in Kyigudo, Yulshul County, Kham, Tibet. The earthquake claimed an unprecented amount of Tibetan lives and left many more wounded, along with toppling many monasteries, schools, and private houses. The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has been holding solemn prayer sessions to support those affected by the catastrophe and have expressed their condolences to and solidarity with the victims of the quake.

Dharamsala: His Holiness offered his condolences and prayers to a group of students whose parents and relatives live in the earthquake affected area of Kyigudo, Eastern Tibet at his residence in Dharamsala on April 18th, 2010.

Dharamshala: Eight Tibetan refugees were arrested in Nepal after being detained Thursday night by police while they were entering the country from Tibet. The Tibetans, six of whom are women, were trying to enter Nepal through the Singate Bazaar transit point in Dolakha district.

Dharamsala: Yesterday the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Kyegundo in the Kham province of Tibet (Yushu: Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province), killing hundreds and injuring thousands. According to recent reports 15,000 residential buildings have been destroyed and residents have been forced to relocate.

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