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  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama walks towards students of  Tibetan Homes Foundation performing abstract from "Khenlob Choesum"
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graced the 20th Shoton opera festival
    The Dalai Lama has graced the 20th Shoton opera festival of Tibet at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts reports Phayul.com on March 27, 2015. The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts is a premiere body which was set up in 1959 in India with...
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches Nagarjuna’s ‘Fundamental Wisdom’
    In a world where the news deals with more and more violence daily it is a needed and refreshing break to have the opportunity to learn about wisdom from the Dalai Lama. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on March 20, 2015, His Holiness...
  • In Myanmar, insulting Buddha is a ticket to prison
    In Myanmar, insulting Buddha is a ticket to prison
    An advertisement depicting Buddha wearing headphones and surrounded by psychedelic colors sparked controversy in Myanmar last December. Today, bar manager Philip Blackwood of New Zealand and two Burmese men, including the owner, were given their...
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    Developing true happiness
    It is everyone's life mission to be happy. Every sentient being wants happiness and a good life. And so it is also our life's mission to develop that happiness, for and from ourselves, from within. It is unfortunate that we live in a world...
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    Dalai Lama says China choosing the Dalai Lama is like Castro choosing a pope
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been clearly shocked by news that China wants to choose the next Dalai Lama. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on March 11, 2015, the Dalai Lama thinks China choosing the next Dalai Lama would be like...
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    The Dalai Lama has been welcomed by thousands at the Great Prayer Festival
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been welcomed by thousands of people at the Great Prayer Festival reports the Central Tibetan Administration on March 6, 2015. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on Buddha’s life, or the Jataka...
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    Young Tibetan monks are being forced to disrobe by China
    Tensions between Tibetans and the Chinese authorities persist as usual at this time. Phayul.com reported on Feb. 26, 2015, China has been forcing monks under 19-years-old to disrobe. The Chinese authorities who are in Qinghai Province have also...
  • Moscow, Russia
    Telo Tulku Rinpoche is the new representative of the Dalai Lama in Russia
    At a time of great difficulties for Russia in dealing with Ukraine His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been trying to maintain warm relations with Russia. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Feb. 18, 2015, Telo Tulku Rinpoche has taken...
  • Start Today on 15 Days of Chinese Traditions
    There May Be 12 Days of Christmas, but There's 15 Days of Chinese Traditions
    Starting today, prepare to follow the length and breadth of colorful traditions that makes up the Chinese New Year. Even if you're not used to all the flavors or customs, reading about them, may inspire you to wear a little red today for good...
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    Sikyong Sangay has encouraged more media focus on non-violent movements
    Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay sees the media as having the potential to greatly influence non-violent movements. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Feb. 13, 2015, Sangay has called for more media focus dealing with non-violent movements....
  • Buddhism and Tai chi benefits
    The benefits of Buddhism and Tai Chi practice: Part 1
    Through the years martial arts has been associated with Buddhist temples, maybe none as much as the Shaolin temples throughout Asia. Shaolin monks are not Buddhist but somehow always seem to fall into the same category.There are, in fact, many...
  • After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'
    After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'
    I found this article through the Arts & Books section of OPB/NPR on Jan. 27, 2015. It's contributed by NPR Staff.Several years ago, when her father died unexpectedly, writer Marie Mutsuki Mockett became unmoored. Lost in a deep depression,...
  • Investigating cancer
    Tibetan Health Kalon supports world cancer day
    Today is World Cancer Day, an initiative to raise mass awareness at the international level about the seriousness of the global cancer epidemic. So far the Tibetan Health Kalon has left a message of strong support for World Cancer Day, according...
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    Sparklers Ready, New Year's is Here Again!
    Times Square has its Crystal ball tradition to count down the Western almanac's Judeo-Christian New Year, the Ethiopians parade their girls and sing songs every September 11th to usher their Enkutatash, while Muslims gather under clear night...
  • People praying
    The different kinds of Buddhists
    If we really had to point it out, we can say that there are six "kinds" of Buddhists. Some of these Buddhists are born Buddhists, other find it, while some just think it's cool. Titling ourselves as Buddhist is like titling ourselves...