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Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama | Wed, Oct 01 | By Abhishek Madhukar

DHARAMSALA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa’s refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event. 544 more words

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Umbrellas, Philosophy, and Tea. 

This summer, I had the honour of hearing His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings at the Kalachakra in Leh. The tradition is an important part of Tibetan Buddhism. 77 more words


Dalai Lama visa denial an insult to Mandela’s legacy

The Dalai Lama’s efforts to facilitate global dialogue about Tibet-China relations have been long supported by South African visionaries including the late Nelson Mandela. The decision to deny him a visa so as not to upset China, feeds into groundless allegations from Chinese hardliners that the Dalai Lama is “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and undermines ongoing efforts for reconciliation between China and Tibet. 674 more words


25th Anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize

There will be a ceremony honoring the 25th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Dharamsala, India on October 2, 2014 (9:30 IST).   26 more words