Tibetan Buddhism’s Dalai Lama may not be the last after all

September 10, 2014 aljazeera.com

Dalai lamaThe Dalai Lama’s most recent suggestions that he may be the last in a centuries-old line may have been a political move to coax Beijing into negotiations, analysts say, three years after the religious leader “devolved” his political powers at the head of his government-in-exile to an elected official.

Wherever there are ethnic Tibetans in China, one can find hidden icons of the Dalai Lama, who adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe to be an incarnation of the Buddha of Compassion. read more…

TIPA dedicates anniversary musical tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

September 10, 2014 TibetNet

zzxvDHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) celebrated its 55th founding anniversary yesterday, dedicating a musical tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The highlight of the anniversary celebrations was a musical competition between the two houses of TIPA – Ngonpa and Gyalu. It took around two months for the artistes to compose lyrics and music after consulting traditional and contemporary Tibetan music experts and aficionados. read more…

Europe Tibetan Community Condemns Dolgyal followers’ Allegations

September 10, 2014 

zxxbbPOMAIA, Italy: The Tibetan community in Europe has categorically condemned baseless allegations and protests against His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the followers of Dolgyal (Shugden).

“The delegates expressed their grave concern over the baseless allegations and protests carried out by followers of Dolgyal spirit against His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his recent visits to the US and European countries, ” the presidents of the European Tibetan Community said in a press release following their meeting held in Pomaia, Italy, on 5-6 September. read more…

Tibet should be a core issue for India: Sikyong

September 10, 2014 

zzzvcDHARAMSHALA: Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India next week, Tibetan political leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay has said Tibet should a core issue for India and China and the resolution of Tibet issue is ‘win-win’ solution for the world’s two most populous nations.

Top Indian and Chinese officials finalised President Xi Jinping’s visit, including the programme and key issues to be discussed, amid indications that he may begin his tour in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on 16 September. read more…

Tibetan Parliamentary delegation successfully concludes Australia visit

September 10, 2014 

zczxxCANBERRA: A Tibetan Parliamentarian delegation led by Speaker Mr Penpa Tsering and three other members of the Tibetan Parliament Mr Thupten Lungrig, Ven Geshe Namdak Tsukphue and Mr Sonam Gyaltsen successfully concluded its visit to Melbourne and Victoria in Australia from 28 to 30 August. read more…

China tells Dalai Lama again to respect reincarnation

September 10, 2014 Reuters

zzxvChina repeated a call on the Dalai Lama on Wednesday to respect what it said was the historic practice of reincarnation, after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader implied in a newspaper interview he may be the last to hold the position.

The Dalai Lama, in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, said the tradition of the post could end with him, adding the Tibetan Buddhism was not dependent on a single person. read more…

Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first visit to India

September 10, 2014  AFP

China-Politics-Xi JinpingChinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Thursday and Friday, the ministry said. read more…

Dalai Lama says no need for successor

September 10, 2014  AFP

Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland.

His comments to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper echo his previous statement that “the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose”, but were even more explicit.

“We had a Dalai Lama for almost five centuries. The 14th Dalai Lama now is very popular. Let us then finish with a popular Dalai Lama,” he said. read more…

Putin is ‘self-centred’, Dalai Lama says

September 10, 2014  AFP

Russia-Politics-Vladimir PutinTibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticized Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as “self-centred” in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to “rebuild the Berlin Wall”.

“His attitude is: ‘I, I, I’,” the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian president, then prime minister and then president again.

“That’s a bit too much,” he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. “This is very self-centred.” read more…

Defiant Tibetan Monk From Labrang Monastery Jailed For Five Years

September 10, 2014 RFA

zzxxcA Tibetan monk from a monastery renowned for its resistance against Chinese rule in Gansu province has been jailed for five years after the authorities detained him for the fourth time in his campaign for Tibetan freedom, according to sources.
Hailed as a “hero” among Tibetans for his defiance of Chinese authorities, Jigme Gyatso of Labrang monastery was convicted by a Chinese court in Lanzhou, the capital and largest city of Gansu, last week and jailed for five years for allegedly conducting “splittist activities,” the sources said this week. read more…

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