Johannesburg — Delivering his keynote speech during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018, former US President Barack Obama said that 'China, emboldened by its economic success, framed the promotion of universal values as nothing more than foreign meddling, imperialism under a new name.'

Geneva, Switzerland —The 25-minute documentary titled "“Leaving Fear Behind” has not only presented the real situation in Tibet, but also has become the proof of the plight of the Tibetans in Tibet at a global stage," the President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay said during his meeting with Tibetan filmmaker and activist Dhondup Wangchen in New York City, on June 17, 2018.

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.

Ladakh, J&K, India — "Those of you of the 21st century generation need to take account of the whole world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is currently on a 19-day teaching tour in Ladakh said, adding: "Try to make this century an era of peace. Modern education should pay attention to how to develop inner peace. Just as we need to be physically fit, we need to be mentally fit as well."

Diskit, Ladakh, J&K, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, currently in a 19-day teaching tour in Ladakh said that we can enjoy watching beautiful and captivating events, but if we compare these sensory experiences with peace of mind, the mental experience is stronger and more lasting.

Riga, Latvia — 'Everyone wants happiness and no one wants suffering, since anxiety and fear are at the root of suffering, what we really need to achieve is peace of mind,' His Holiness the Dalai lama said, while citing scientists have found evidence that basic human nature is compassionate."

Dharamshala, India — Explaining the whole Buddhist world is follower of one of the Indian tradition, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Saturday said the ancient Indian knowledge helps to tackle negative emotions and could help to contribute to world peace.

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.

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.

Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in a symposium on ‘Happiness and Responsibility’ organised by the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) on the celebratory occasion of International Science Festival in Heidelberg, Germany on 20 September.

Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long-envisioned dream of a non-violent, disarmed world and that of a world union akin to the European Union was discussed at a symposium on non-Violence, held at Darmstadt, Germany, on September 19, 2018.

Ladakh, J&K, India — 'Irrespective of whether we have faith in religion or not, it’s good to be more compassionate,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the media. 'It makes us happier as individuals with a positive influence on our families and the neighbourhood where we live.'

Zanskar, J&K, India — His Holiness the Dalai lama reached Padum, Zanskar from Leh on July 21, 2018. He was received by representative from local communities at the Military helipad.

Sumur, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Great Summer Debate at Samstanling Monastery in Sumur, Ladhak (Nubra valley) amidst warm reception on July 15,2018.

Diskit, Ladakh, J&K, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with members of the Muslim communities of Turtuk, Bogdang and Nubra in Diskit, Nubra Valley, J&K, India on July 13, 2018, recalling the excellent relations that had persisted between Tibetans and the Muslims who had settled in Lhasa during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama.

New Delhi, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said on Saturday there are problems in the world as humans are not able to deal with their emotions. He also said education needs to impart modern knowledge to children as well as the ability to deal with their emotions.

Dharamshala, India — A group of Buddhist monks from Thailand assembled before His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence on Saturday to receive his blessing, before heading out on a march for world peace, from Dharamshala to Leh City in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducting preliminary procedures for an empowerment in Bodhgaya, Bihar State of India on January 23, 2018. Photo: Lobsang Tsering

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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.”