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  • A young Tibetan monk
    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...
  • Buddha
    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...
  • crystal ball
    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...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on 'Compassion and Education' at Kalindi College for Women in New Delhi, India
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama says basic human nature is compassion
    In an era of unusual displays of violence worldwide His Holiness the Dalai has maintained faith in the positive potential of people. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Jan. 30, 2015, that the Dalai Lama feels that basic human nature is...
  • The International Buddhist Conference
    The International Buddhist Conference
    The International Buddhist Conference to host 1st Annual conference in Winter 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.Buddhism is fairly new in the West. Most Buddhist temples and centers are Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Tibetan being the most popular...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spoken to doctors about compassion and ethics
    The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama reported on Jan. 21, 2015, that His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently spoke to the Medical Staff at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi. The Dalai Lama accepted the invitation to visit Dr. Ram...
  • Herding Yak
    Tibetan households are being polluted with yak dung
    Tibetans would like to think they are breathing in clean air due to being located in the highest region on earth where there is a lot of blue skies and crystal clear air in the Himalayas. However, during the long cold winter season the traditional...
  • Police mobilize after terror attack
    Buddhists have expressed condolences over the Paris terror attack
    A recent terror attack in Paris, France has shaken up the world. Buddhists who preach peaceful manners to resolve disputes have been deeply saddened by this bloody incident. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Jan. 8, 2015 that the...
  • Buddha and Bodhisattvas
    The ten levels of a Bodhisattva
    The ten levels of the Bodhisattva (Ten Bodhisattva Bhūmi) are the stages to the path of enlightenment.Each stage represents a level of attainment and serves as a basis for the next level. Each level marks a definite advancement in one’s...