In The Spotlight
Dharamshala, India — 'Uttering the word “democracy” only to pay a lip-service to it while using it as a pretext to engage in parochial strife to thereby create turbulences here and there in society and such kinds of extremities would be most improper. Not only that, it also carries the grave danger of harming the fundamental cause of Tibet,' Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney said while urging Tibetans around the world to bring a sense of responsibility.
Dharamshala, India — The President of the Tibetan-government-in-exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay said that the Central Tibetan Administration’s goal is to realise the Five Fifty Vision through a policy of dialogue, nonviolence supported by the Middle Way Approach when dealing with China, to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet. He also said that five outstanding leaders will be elected amongst the participants to be the representatives of youth.
Dharamshala, India — "Tibetan system of democracy is inspiring to all those who believe in the democracy worldwide”, U.S congressman David Price said during a grand welcome reception hosted by the Tibetan government-in-exile, in honor the visit of a bipartisan commission of the US House of Representatives, who assured their continued support to the cause of Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — Member of Indian Parliament and former Minister of Himachal State, Kishan Kapoor has highly praised His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his insight on modern education and his message of peace, articulating a view that is concerned with the welfare of the entire world in the 21st Century.
The government of Nepal banned a public celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Kathmandu on July 6, further undermining the human rights and civil liberties of both Tibetans and Nepalese citizens who revere the Dalai Lama as their spiritual master.
Dharamshala, India —The Sixth All India Tibet Support Groups Conference strongly expressed its position saying they "recognize the Central Tibetan Administration as the legitimate representative of Tibetans within and outside Tibet, while "reaffirm Our Commitment to support Tibetan people’s legitimate quest for dignity, justice, and peace in Tibet."
Dharamshala, India — In what is seen as a "systematic" attempt to whitewash the grave human rights situation and the tragic reality in the last 60 years of illegal occupation of Tibet, China issued a new white paper on Tibet titled “Democratic Reform in Tibet: Sixty Years On,” said the Department of Information & International Relations (DIIR) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).
Dharamshala, India — Their presence remains strongly in support and solidarity with the Tibetan people, both inside and outside Tibet, an array of Members of Parliament from India, EU, Germany, Canada, Slovakia, Italy, Peru, Taiwan gathered at the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala, India, in a sombre commemoration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising.
Dharamshala, India — The former President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Serêtsê Khama Ian Khama met the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India, despite strong pressure from the Chinese totalitarian government. Khama ends his trip by attending the 60th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that forced the spiritual leader of Tibet to flee to India, March 10, 2019.
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 — “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 — An eager crowd of more than 7600 awaited His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the main Tibetan Temple, this morning. They included people from 69 countries among them 429 from India, 254 from Israel, 194 from the USA, 147 from Britain, 137 from Germany as well as the principal group of 1100 from Russia.
Dharamshala, India — In an age of science and technology, mere faith and prayer are not sufficient. Buddhists need to understand the Buddha's teachings," the spiritual leader of Tibet said while speaking to a group of Mongolian devotees, in Dharamshala, India, on March 25, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — Explaining the content of these sutras and treatises can be classified into three categories: science, philosophy and religion, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of young Indian scholars that the Buddhist "scientific and philosophical content can be studied in an objective academic context."
Mumbai, India —"The message religions convey about love, tolerance and contentment provide a viewpoint to counter these destructive emotions," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "India is the one country that could combine modern education with the ancient knowledge of how to recognise and tackle our afflictive emotions."
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."
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 — 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.
Mathura, UP— “Central to ancient Indian tradition was the practice of ‘ahimsa’, non-violent conduct, motivated by ‘karuna’, compassion, notions that remain relevant today, not only in India, but in the whole world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, addressing the gathering at Sri Udasin Karshni Ashram in Mathura, UP, India on September 22, 2019.
Dharamshala — A U.S. Congressional delegation traveled to Dharamshala, India to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama Saturday in an effort to build our friendship and partnership and to draw attention to the human rights situation in Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — Spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama who turned 84, on on Saturday, July 6, 2019, left wellwishers across the world delighted on his birthday, as the Nobel Peace laureate released a thank you note to all his devotees, saying that he hopes to celebrate many more birthdays to come.
Dharamshala, India — “India has great potential to bring about a more peaceful world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "I’m convinced that a combination of ‘ahimsa’ and the insights of quantum physics can contribute to a more peaceful world."
Dharamshala, India — The day before His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 84th birthday, about 300 retired staff of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and 200 members of their families offered prayers and an elaborate ritual for their spiritual leader's long life, at the Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, India, July 5, 2019.
Dharamshala, India — In a recent interview between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the BBC, the spiritual leader of Tibet made some remarks which have made some people uncomfortable.
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia – The 11th Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) held at Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, witnessed the participation of a strong Tibetan Buddhist Delegation with representation from other major Buddhist traditions including Jonang and Bon traditions.