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"Little Lhasa", Dharamshala

I stayed in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshla for a week, hearing amazing things and i certainly wssnt disappointed. It was the 59th year of the Tibetan Uprising Day during our time in McLeod Ganj, which started with all the tibetans in the main temple singing and playing drums. 563 more words

How Tibetan government-in-exile fed strife among Buddhists

published on 13 Mar 2018

While the Tibetan brand of Buddhism has long enjoyed a reputation as a religion of peace, harmony and tolerance, an internal conflict has been bubbling under the surface for decades, dividing Tibet’s exiled community and creating within it a somewhat less-than-tolerant environment. 1,774 more words


Three times as many Buddhists as Communists in China: Dalai Lama’s Tibet wish may require rapprochement with former adversaries

published on huffpost… on 16 Jan 2018

Whilst China technically remains a communist country, it has over the last two or three decades relaxed draconian Mao-era rules, for example by opening the door to private sector capitalism and by allowing individuals to practice a religion of their choice, so long as it is not to be perceived as a potential threat to the stability of the state or of the Communist Party. 1,359 more words


When Machiavelli dons Tibetan robes

published on huffpost … on 28 Nov 2018

In the collective imagination of the West, Tibet is a lost Eden, a promised land which geopolitical fantasy has transformed into the embodiment of the eternal struggle between good and evil as it strains under the Chinese yoke. 1,462 more words


Shugden acolytes decry ostracism within Buddhist ranks

published on huffpost… on 14 Nov 2017

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion that has won him countless followers and admirers, made him one of the most recognised and respected religious leaders on the planet and earned him the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. 1,582 more words


Courage - Daily Therapy for Artists

“The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.  14th Dalai Lama


New Delhi Is Walking Into The China Trap

By ignoring the China threat over the last two decades, Indian policymakers have not only exacerbated the trust deficit with China but also made it virtually impossible to stand up to China even on issues which are vitally important to India. 15 more words