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  • 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...
  • Don't Let the PIcture Fool You
    Bob McDonnell: Karma Versus Irony
    Oh Bob. This column will miss you. Fiction writers cannot make up a character like the former governor of Virginia. An editor would say: “not believable.”Here is the family values guy who repeatedly threw his wife under a bus.And now...
  • Maitreya Buddha
    Is a Religious Revival Coming to Communist China?
    China began gradually coming out of a period of atheistic communism with the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the end of the Cultural Revolution. A Tibetan monk described how it used to be, “Mama and papa told me in secret that this is a...
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    Tibetans have been angered by Facebook's removal of post on a self-immolation
    Facebook has found itself embroiled in a heated dispute about it's political stand on Tibet. Phayul.com reported on Dec. 30, 2014 Facebook's removal of a post on a self-immolation by a Tibetan writer has angered exiles. Tibetans and...
  • Buddhist Prayer
    Buddhist prayer
    Prayer comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms, and it's part of every major religion's practices. But prayer in Buddhism is much different. Because Buddhism is nontheistic, it is a mind-centered religion, so there's not anything or...
  • Buddha
    A teenage Tibetan girl has immolated herself to death
    Sadly a young Tibetan woman has joined the long list of Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives to protest conditions in Tibet under the harsh rule of China. Phayul.com reported on Dec. 22, 2014 a young Tibetan woman has immolated herself to...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Jinping is being held back on Tibet autonomy by hardliners says the Dalai Lama
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama seems to feel if Chinese President Xi Jinpin had his way there would be more hope for autonomy for Tibet. The Tibet Sun reported on Dec. 18, 2014 the Dalai Lama says Chinese hardliners are holding back President Jinping...
  • "Golden Buddha" (2014) by Su-Li Hung
    Paintings reflecting Buddhist teachings on view at Soho gallery
    The June Kelly Gallery in Soho is currently presenting a series of recent paintings by Su-Li Hung for the exhibition River, Tree, Buddha. As the title of the show suggests, Hung’s paintings revolve around the Buddha’s teachings and...
  • Buddhist prayer beads
    Benefits of Buddhist prayer beads
    What is the proper way to use the beads, and what are the benefits?Chanting, of course, is a method of meditation. It gives you that focus and concentration on the words you’re saying, and by constantly hearing the words and furthering your...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Dr Lobsang Sangay praises the moral authority of the Dalai Lama
    The Chinese leaders in Beijing would like to think the influence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been diminished ever since he gave up his role as the political leader of the Tibetan people. However, the Dalai Lama remains one of the most...
  • Dick Cheney
    Torture and Buddhism
    There should be no religion, no race, no country, and no government that supports torture. That allows torture. That promotes torture.If you do, then you have no faith, no humanity, no home and no heart.Any terrorist in the Mideast who beheads or...
  • Nomads in Tibet
    Tibetan representatives are participating at the UN climate change conference
    Tibetans have traditionally been very concerned about environmental issues. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Dec. 6, 2014 Tibetan representatives are present at the United Nations climate change conference in Peru. Zamlha Tempa...