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  • A Tibetan doctor with a patient
    Tibetan medical paintings have been displayed in Moscow
    For the first time an exhibition of famous Tibetan Medical Paintings was held in Moscow. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Nov. 20, 2014 an exhibition of Tibetan medical paintings has been showcased in Moscow. On Nov. 14 the...
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    The unnatural state of natural food in the US
    When you browse the shelves at your local grocery store, you may have noticed that more and more products contain the dubious label “Natural” or “Natural food”, or contains “Natural ingredients”.Morning and...
  • President Obama shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping  after a joint press conference at the Great Hall of People.
    President Obama does not favor independence for Tibet
    In order to avoid destabilizing relations with China President Obama has sided with Beijing on the issue of independence for Tibet. Phayul.com reported on Nov. 13, 2014 while visiting China Obama has said the United States is against Tibet's...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    China has warned against separatist fantasies about His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    China has been continuing as usual to respond in very negative ways to the worldwide popularity of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibet Sun reported on Nov. 6, 2014 China has warned Tibet party members not to harbour separatist fantasies dealing...
  • Rescuers with excavators search for buried mine workers at the site of a landslide in Lhasa, China.
    'Plundering Tibet' won the best film award at Dharamsala Free Spirit Film Fest
    The dismal situation of Tibet has gained attention at the Dharamsala Free Spirit Film Fest 2014. The Hill Post reported on Oct. 30, 2014 that "Plundering Tibet" was chosen for the best film award at this annual event. "Plundering...
  • Ikedas Book
    Book Review: Embracing compassion: A revolution in leadership
    Abstract The prolog in the opening chapter, “Editor’s Note” launches Embracing Compassion: A Revolution in Leadership by Daisaku Ikeda, appropriately establishing “a leader’s mission is to put everyone’s mind at...
  •  General view of the atmosphre at Edward Snowden Interviewed by Jane Mayer
    Edward Snowden has been awarded the 2014 Free Spirit Award
    Whether the U.S. government likes it or not dissident Edward Snowden is being recognized as a hero worldwide, including among Tibetans. The Tibet Post reported on Oct. 27, 2014 Snowden has been given the 2014 Free Spirit Award. NSA whistle-blower...
  • This rabbit is definitely not enjoying the moment
    What are you really so busy doing?
    Occasionally, your National Taoism Examiner encounters a person who is (to say the least) overburdened with their constant activity-work and general “busy-ness”. We all know someone like this; the type of person who is constantly busy;...
  • The Dalai Lama speaking
    Dalai Lama speaks about educating the heart in Canada
    His Holiness the Dalai was recently received warmly for a talk in Vancouver, Canada. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Oct. 22, 2014 the Dalai Lama gave a public talk on educating the heart in Vancouver. After flying into Vancouver...
  • The Dalai Lama making a point clear at a press conference
    China has been cited as being in violation of Tibetans' rights
    Tensions between the Chinese authorities and Tibetans have been intensifying in recent years. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 13, 2014 a CECC report alleges China has been violating the rightsof Tibetans. In the Congressional Executive Commission on...
  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Dealing with difficult people the Buddhist way
    In the mundane world, we deal with difficult people almost on a daily basis. Whether they’re classmates, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, or random people – difficult people are everywhere! As Buddhist, we should know how to deal with...
  • Contestants for the Miss Himalaya pageant
    Five girls compete for the 2nd Miss Himalaya title
    Amidst all of the turmoil for Tibetans time has been set aside for the 2nd Miss Himalaya pageant. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 3, 2014 that five attractive girls are competing for the 2nd Miss Himalaya title. The 2nd Miss Himalaya Pageant is being...
  • Meditation Area
    Buddhism for non-Buddhists
    Buddhism makes up the world's fourth largest world religion and one of the oldest. Religion in general has been slowly decreasing in many countries around the world as society changes and technology advances, but Buddhism has been one of the...
  • Buddhas
    Telling the difference between Buddha statues
    For non-Buddhists, and even for some Buddhists, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference of what buddha statue is of what buddha. Depending on the country and school of Buddhism the statue is at, that'll give you a small clue, otherwise,...
  • Protesters in Hong Kong
    Tibet Film Festival in Hong Kong disrupted by goons
    There has been chaos in Hong Kong as protesters demand full democratic reforms from Beijing. Tibetan interests have been hit hard in this mess. Phayul.com reported on Sept. 27, 2014 goons disrupted the Tibet Film Festival in Hong Kong.The three...