Dharamshala: According to Tibetan official media, a five-member delegation of the French Senate will be meeting Tibet's political and spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama when they arrive at the Tibetan government-in-exile capital of Dharamsala on 30 August.

Dharamshala: Tibet's political and spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will visit the Czech Republic next month for a conference on democracy and human rights in Asia, his spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. Tibetan officials said they were bracing for China's reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize winner's planned participation in the conference in Prague, which will be followed by a visit to neighbouring Slovakia. "China will protest at anything," spokesman Tenzin Taklha told AFP over the telephone from the Tibetan leader's home in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala.

Taipei: Typhoon Marakot hit Taiwan last week, causing seven days of natural disasters and costing hundreds of lives. The Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taipei organized a special prayer ceremony this morning for the victims of Typhoon—those who lost their lives and those still missing. The ceremony was led by Tibetan monks, including the former abbot of the Sera Jay monastery. Many Taiwanese Buddhist followers and all staff members of the Tibet Religious Foundation attended the ceremony.

Dharamshala: On September 8, Tibet's political and religious leader His Holiness the Dalai lama will visit Slovakia to receive an award from the Ján Langoš Foundation in Bratislava, along with fellow recipient and social scientist Fedor Gál. After Slovakia, the Dalai Lama will continue his tour to Prague to take part in a conference about peace, democracy, and human rights in Asia. The Dalai Lama is personal friend of former Czech president Václav Havel and has visited the Czech Republic several times, according to the Sme daily newspaper.

The Chinese government will allow United States Congress personnel into Tibet. At least 10 Congressional staffers depart for travel in China and Tibet, according to a statement issued by the International Campaign for Tibet; a Tibetan NGO based based in Washington DC.

Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday urged Myanmar to free 64-year-old democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi who has been detained for nearly 14 of the last 20 years, mostly under house arrest.

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