In The Spotlight
London, UK — The author of “In the Service of the 13th and the 14th Dalai Lamas: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa – Untold Stories of Tibet” who was educated in Tibet, India and Beijing, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at King's College Hospital in south London following infected with Wuhan-coronavirus. He was 81.
Bodhgaya, India — Turning to historical relations between Tibet and India in the 7th and 8th centuries, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that despite close relations with China, emperors of Tibet chose to introduce Buddhism to Tibet directly from India and chose to develop a Tibetan written script modeled on the ancient Indian Devanagari alphabet.
Bodhgaya, India — Prayers alone will not achieve genuine world peace and harmony, therefore, there is a need to make an effort to reduce violence, states the Tibetan spiritual leader while addressing the audiences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the Bihar State of India, on January 14, 2020.
Dharamshala — “No government or country has done more for Tibetans than this great nation called Bharat,” said President Dr Lobsang Sangay. The President was speaking at the 60th anniversary of the All India Convention on Tibet held in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, on Thursday. December 26, 2019.
Dharamshala — The Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay has joined other world leaders in congratulating Boris Johnson on his resounding victory in the UK general elections. President also expressed his hope that the UK would continue raising their voices to defend human rights in Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — Amidst growing calls for an end to China's interference in the Buddhist reincarnation system of Tibet, a top U.S. diplomat met His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a bid to send a strong message to China that the role of picking a successor to the Dalai Lama does not belong to anybody else, but the Tibetan Buddhist system alone.
Prague —'Unlike the Vatican, Tibetans never agreed or accepted the Order no. 5 and strongly believe that the Chinese atheist government has no say in the reincarnations system of Tibetan Buddhism,' President of the Tibetan-government-in-exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay said while speaking to a panel of prominent activists and critics of China to discuss human rights in China.
Dharamshala, India — A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Tibetan people has recently unanimously passed five historic resolutions, aimed at the future policy on freedom struggle for Tibet and the remaining four relating to the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The measure, while seemingly obvious, is a monumental blow to the communist-authoritarian regime of China.
New Delhi — 'Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was right about Tibet. It is a reality now. India is facing the danger and threat of China due to the occupation of Tibet. There are tensions on borders. If Tibet has been free, there was no need for such expenses. Instead, all could be used for the development,' President Dr Losang Sangay told a gathering of Tibet supporters and activists from all over India in large numbers as they joined him recently for the National Convention on Tibet organised by the Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch.
Aurangabad, India — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, urges the more than 50,000 people attending his teachings of Buddhism to understand the meaning of Buddha and his teachings to follow his faith at the stadium of PES College of Physical Education in Aurangabad on 24th November 2019. He also asks the followers to be a 21st century Buddhist with reason and logic, not to follow faith blindly.
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 — “Because of Buddha’s scientific approach to religion, he could be referred to as someone who was a teacher, philosopher, and scientist,” remarked His Holiness the Dalai Lama while speaking to a group from Denmark about the Buddha as a teacher, philosopher and scientist, and the importance of doing a thorough investigation over just having faith, September 11, 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.
New Delhi, India — “We are social animals who biologically need karuna or compassion and as long as we have compassion, we’ll be physically and mentally fit," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said when speaking to a group of students and teachers from South Asian countries who have been taking part in workshops about universal values and secular ethics in New Delhi, India on April 4, 2019.
Plateau goa — "Scientists have found that constant hatred eats away at our human system. But our basic nature, since we are social animals, is more compassionate. That’s the basis of our hope,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Wednesday. He also assured that the Nalanda teachings also align with findings from modern science.
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."
New Delhi, India — The Global Launch of the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) officially inaugurated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, stepping up his effort to make this world more peaceful through education include ways to reinforce and encourages inner peace, compassion, respect and warm-heartedness.
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 — On the passing away of Betty Williams, a Nobel Laureate and one of the founders of the Peace People, The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sympathy in a letter to her nephew, Lawrence Lovell.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his deepest condolences at the passing of Thich Quang Do, the patriarch of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam. He was 91.
Dharamshala, India — Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya met the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday morning at his residence in Dharamshala, India. In the meeting, His Holiness discussed India's ancient culture, tradition, glorious history, especially the affection and contribution towards their comfort from the people of Himachal Pradesh.
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."