Buddhism

Tibet Rising Self-Immolation Concerns

Tibet Rising Self-Immolation Concerns

By Mia Wang, MA Student at New York University
Location United States United States

The Chinese-Tibetan conflict is a complicated issue for Beijing’s new leaders. Perhaps a peaceful solution based on mutual trust, respect and communication could end the dispute. Two Tibetans immolated themselves last month in Lhasa, reported by Chinese Xinhua news agency. Since 2009, there have been over 100 reported self-immolation in Tibet. Most Tibetans who committed self-immolation are monks and nuns, and among them are plenty of youths. It is reported that these people set themselves […]

Dalai Lama Meets Interfaith Groups

Dalai Lama Meets Interfaith Groups

By Senge Sering, President of Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies
Location United States United States

His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently spoke about religion and tolerance in front of interfaith groups in Washington, DC. I was not expecting an extremely busy person like his eminence who daily shakes hands with a thousand people to remember me, especially since I had met him 14 years ago for a mere 10 minutes. “We have met before,” says His Holiness the Dalai Lama when I introduced myself as “nga Baltipa in ju.” Surprised […]

Dalai Lama: Technology Linked to Depression?

Dalai Lama: Technology Linked to Depression?

By His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Location India India

When we rise in the morning and listen to the radio or read the newspaper, we are confronted with the same sad news: violence, crime, wars, and disasters. I cannot recall a single day without a report of something terrible happening somewhere. Even in these modern times it is clear that one’s precious life is not safe. No former generation has had to experience so much bad news as we face today; this constant awareness […]

October 10, 2012 · 2 comments · Buddhism, Dalai Lama, Environment, Tibet