In The Spotlight
London — The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet hosted a roundtable discussion on the issue of access to Tibet on May 9, 2018 led by Matteo Mecacci, President of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), who presented a new ICT report to the group.
Washington, DC — 'Tibetan issue currently involves the Chinese and Tibetan communities going in different directions and that it is vital to bridge the gap between the two,' the Chinese liaison officer in the Office of Tibet in Washington, DC, told students and faculty of University of Rochester, where students engaged in conversation and asked questions about the issue of Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — President Dr Lobsang Sangay strongly urged his compatriots to strengthen efforts to make the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his native land a reality.
Dharamshala — 'The issue of Tibet is multifaceted and can be interpreted in many different ways. However, to understand the status of Tibet, one has to understand Tibet's culture, religion, wisdom and the political reality of Tibet and its people,' former Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche told over 185 participants from 21 countries, attending at a forum on Tibet, titled "Five-Fifty Forum" held at Hotel Pavilion of Dharamshala, India Thursday.
Bengaluru, India —The five-day meeting of the 48th Working Committee Meeting of Tibetan Youth Congress began on Tuesday in Koramangala, Bengaluru, the capital of India's southern Karnataka state, to discuss strategies about various political campaigns to be conducted for Tibet's Independence movement.
Berlin, Germany, March 10, 2017 — Today cities, municipalities and districts throughout Germany show their solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet. Hundreds of them are raising the Tibetan flag on their town halls and public buildings, thereby showing their support for human rights in Tibet.
London — "In the course of next fifty years, China's political and civil society will definitely change and we can gain our basic freedom," Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay said while addressing Tibetan community in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom.
Dharamshala — Thousands of Tibetans worldwide voted Sunday (October 18) for Sikyong of the 15th Kashag (Cabinet) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile. General elections are held at least every five years.
New Delhi, India— The Body, Mind and Life Foundation organized a two-day conference on treatments of mental disorder in India Habit Centre in New Delhi held April 2-3, 2018.
Jammu, J&K, India — Explaining the importance of needs, to be 21st century Buddhists, His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked a group of devotees from Ladakh and Zanskar to study what the Buddha taught, saying: "Recitation of mantras and prayers is not enough".
Dharamshala — “What we’re trying to do here is to educate people, to show them that the real way we’re going to become happy individuals, living in happy families and communities is to become more warm-hearted towards each other. We need more loving kindness," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said as the Mind & Life conference commenced for its third and fourth sessions on March 14 and 15.
Dharamshala — His Holiness the Dalai Lama hosted more than 300 participants who flocked to the Main Temple in Mcleod Ganj for the opening of the Mind and Life Conference on March 12.
Dharamshala, India The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Monday inaugurated the 33rd ‘Mind and Life’ conference entitled “Reimagining Human Flourishing,” in India's Himalayan town of Dharamshala, on March 12, 2018.
Mundgod — Over three thousand monks, nuns, school children, and friends gathered in the Loseling Assembly Hall of Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod, South India on December 18th for the first day of the International Emory Tibet Symposium on Buddhism and Science.
Kyoto, Japan 11 April 2014 - A two day dialogue focused on the theme 'Mapping the Mind' was opened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who explained that this was about taking on the whole system of mind and emotions.
Dharamshala: - Science is not to be just read and understood, but done and experienced ! - With this primary objective of making science more interesting, acceptable and fun among young Tibetan students.
In the Indian city of Lucknow today, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the annual conference of the Neurological Society of India that science must find a ways and means to cultivate compassion, love and conviction, which are very important for a healthy body, mind, family and community.
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.
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday told thousands of devotees in Bodhgaya, specially Buddhists from China, adding: “Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.”
Pune, Maharashtra, India — '21st century should imbibe peace, dialogue, disarmament and oneness of humanity. In order to create peaceful century, first we need to promote compassionate mind through education,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama told 5000 plus teachers of post graduate and undergraduate colleges of all disciplines from India and 1000 teachers of Indian origin serving globally, attending the 2nd National Teachers' Congress held in Pune of Maharashtra State, India, on January 10, 2018.
Both Gaya, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama extended New Year greetings for 2018 while on a tour to the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to take part in the Golden Jubilee celebration of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Varanasi, India on January 1, 2018.
Bylakuppe, India — “Suffering is rooted in ignorance and the Buddha taught emptiness to eliminate ignorance. All the Buddha’s teachings flow from understanding dependent arising, which is not easy to achieve," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a gathered crowd of a reported 8,000 in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, South India.
Mundgod, Karnataka, India - "The Buddha allowed both men and women to take full ordination, and yet for a variety of reasons the Bhikshuni Sangha was not established in Tibet," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Changing that is not something I can decide by myself. It requires a consensus of the Sangha. However, I have been able to encourage more people to study."
Mumbai — "We make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. We can't buy trust or acquire it by use of force," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of 350 young people at the Mumbai, Maharashtra based "Somaiya Vidyavihar", whose motto is 'Knowledge Alone Liberates'.
Bhubaneswar, Odisha — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday received KISS Humanitarian Award 2017 given by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha state of India.
Riga, Latvia — Negative emotions such as anger, fear and shortsightedness, which arise in the absence of compassion and inner values, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a crowd of thousands of devotees on the final day of a three-day tour of the Baltic state of Latvia.
Dharamshala, HP, India — Expressing his strong commitment toward a more humane and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet said: We must work together as global citizens of a shared planet with a sense of responsibility, because, in highly today's interdependent world, "a global loss is an individual's loss as well, the same as if it benefits globally, closely benefit to each and every individuals."