In The Spotlight
Dharamshala — 'It was unacceptable that China held Tibet’s most revered leader in captive for 25 years without granting him any freedom, and instead is misleading the world,' Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay said, in response to claims made recently by China’s Foreign Spokesperson Zhao Lijian who said the young Tibetan graduated college and now living a normal life with a stable job.
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today reiterated its call for the State Department to fill the vacancy for the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Geneva — Some 159 organizations submitted a joint petition to the United Nations urging it to press China for the immediate release of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and his entire family.
London, UK — The author of “In the Service of the 13th and the 14th Dalai Lamas: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa – Untold Stories of Tibet” who was educated in Tibet, India and Beijing, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at King's College Hospital in south London following infected with Wuhan-coronavirus. He was 81.
Bodhgaya, India — Turning to historical relations between Tibet and India in the 7th and 8th centuries, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that despite close relations with China, emperors of Tibet chose to introduce Buddhism to Tibet directly from India and chose to develop a Tibetan written script modeled on the ancient Indian Devanagari alphabet.
Bodhgaya, India — Prayers alone will not achieve genuine world peace and harmony, therefore, there is a need to make an effort to reduce violence, states the Tibetan spiritual leader while addressing the audiences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the Bihar State of India, on January 14, 2020.
Bodhgaya, India— We have the power of truth while Communist China has the power of gun says the spiritual leader of Tibet when addressing a group of reporters at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar on December 25, 2019.
Dharamshala — “No government or country has done more for Tibetans than this great nation called Bharat,” said President Dr Lobsang Sangay. The President was speaking at the 60th anniversary of the All India Convention on Tibet held in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, on Thursday. December 26, 2019.
Dharamshala — The Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay has joined other world leaders in congratulating Boris Johnson on his resounding victory in the UK general elections. President also expressed his hope that the UK would continue raising their voices to defend human rights in Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a firm statement Monday offered his special gratitude to the medical staff—doctors, nurses, and other support personnel—who are working on the frontline to save lives at great personal risk. He praised them saying "their service is indeed compassion in action."
Plateau goa — "Scientists have found that constant hatred eats away at our human system. But our basic nature, since we are social animals, is more compassionate. That’s the basis of our hope,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Wednesday. He also assured that the Nalanda teachings also align with findings from modern science.
Aurangabad, India — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, urges the more than 50,000 people attending his teachings of Buddhism to understand the meaning of Buddha and his teachings to follow his faith at the stadium of PES College of Physical Education in Aurangabad on 24th November 2019. He also asks the followers to be a 21st century Buddhist with reason and logic, not to follow faith blindly.
Dharamshala, India — "Different points of view appeal to people of different dispositions, but what is most important to remember is that all religious traditions stress the importance of cultivating loving-kindness," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a large group of Buddhist devotees over 40 countries, in Dharamsala, India on Thursday.
Dharamshala, HP — The Men-Tsee-Khang, known as Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute concluded its three-day meeting of the "10th Body, Mind and Life Conference" on Monday, having focused on Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astro-science and Modern Science and tackling the both mental and physical health issues of the elderly who have worked tirelessly to provide a meaningful life for their children and common cause.
New Delhi — "Although we cannot change the past, we can learn from it. Therefore, the future is in your hands. If you make an effort to create a happy society, I believe that within this century you can change the world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, interacting with young students who belong to the 21st century, in India's capital New Delhi, on September 20, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — “Because of Buddha’s scientific approach to religion, he could be referred to as someone who was a teacher, philosopher, and scientist,” remarked His Holiness the Dalai Lama while speaking to a group from Denmark about the Buddha as a teacher, philosopher and scientist, and the importance of doing a thorough investigation over just having faith, September 11, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — “Before they enter the education system, young children’s basic human nature is fresh. Their basic outlook is compassionate," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of educators from different parts of the world, saying “Children survive because of their mother’s kindness and concern, which gives them a lifelong sense of security."
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the importance of warm-heartedness and intelligence in answer to a question from a young girl at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on June 10, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — Pointed out that "weapons can only be used to kill and maim and the use of force to solve problems is mistaken", His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that "If we’re interested in peace we should seek a demilitarised world."
New Delhi, India — The Global Launch of the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) officially inaugurated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, stepping up his effort to make this world more peaceful through education include ways to reinforce and encourages inner peace, compassion, respect and warm-heartedness.
Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.
New Delhi: - The spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama said 'Technology makes our life easier and brings people closer together, but we must use it constructively.'
Dharamshala: Technology giant Apple became the latest to succumb to China's tactics, censoring their own services in the country.
Washington, DC – The United States renewed its strong call for the release of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima who was recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama. The six-year-old boy disappeared in 1995 soon after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognised him as the reincarnation of Panchen Lama, the second most senior figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
Dharamshala, India — It gives me great pleasure to offer greetings to Buddhist brothers and sisters across the world celebrating Vesak (Buddha Purnima) today," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in a message on Vesak Celebration around the world.
Dharamshala, India — On the passing away of Betty Williams, a Nobel Laureate and one of the founders of the Peace People, The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sympathy in a letter to her nephew, Lawrence Lovell.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his deepest condolences at the passing of Thich Quang Do, the patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. He was 91.
Dharamshala, India — "I’ve had dreams about living long. In one dream I was climbing steps, 13 steps, which I interpreted to relate to the prediction that I could live to the age of 113.” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, addressing a large gathering of Tibetans, including the senior Buddhist leaders and top government officials, at the Gaden Jangtse Monastic University in Mundgod, Karnataka State, South India, on December 22, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — The Chinese communist regime's interference in recognizing the 15th Dalai Lama of Tibet is a violation of international law and freedom of religion, the political leader of Tibet said during the first day of the 14th Tibetan religious conference, held in Dharamshala, India.
Dharamshala, India — Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya met the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday morning at his residence in Dharamshala, India. In the meeting, His Holiness discussed India's ancient culture, tradition, glorious history, especially the affection and contribution towards their comfort from the people of Himachal Pradesh.
Dharamshala, India — The younger generation of Tibetan people to continue to uphold the unity and integrity of the nation as done by the elder generation, said His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience to the delegates of the 3rd Special General Meeting, recently held in Dharamshala, India.
Washington DC — A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2019 that could establish as U.S. policy that the succession or reincarnation of Tibetan Buddhist leaders, including a future 15th Dalai Lama, is an exclusively religious matter that should be made solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community, without interference from the officials of the Chinese communist regime.