WASHINGTON (RNS) “As people of faith we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion — any religion — for their own nihilistic ends,” Obama said.
Articles tagged “Dalai Lama”
The White House said Obama would deliver remarks at the Feb. 5 event about the importance of upholding religious freedom, and that the organizers had also invited the Dalai Lama.
NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) A Tibetan Buddhist nun has quietly founded one of the only U.S. monasteries where women — and soon men — can become fully ordained. Since its founding in 2003, 10 nuns have been ordained there.
ROME (RNS) The Vatican has not had diplomatic ties with China since 1951, and China’s Communist leaders object to meetings between heads of state and the Tibetan leader.
(RNS) Many people think of the Dalai Lama as the personification of peace and love. But some Buddhist protesters say he’s a hypocritical “dictator.”
(RNS) Some of the brightest pro-business minds in the nation prodded the Dalai Lama to offer a warm endorsement of capitalism. They came up short.
(RNS) His English is terribly broken, and punctuated by sudden fits of giggles. But for nearly an hour Tuesday, the Dalai Lama entranced an arena full of admirers at the University of Maryland, who said he conveyed his message perfectly.
DHARAMSALA, India (RNS) Dawa Dhondup drank kerosene and poured it all over his body at a March 10 procession to mark the anniversary of a failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. As he was about to light a match, fellow Tibetans and police overpowered him.
(RNS) The back-to-back wins by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu signal a shift for the Templeton Prize, which in recent years had gone to little-known physicists and theologians.
(RNS) When aging religious leaders reach the top echelons of temporal and spiritual power, their followers have a certain expectation: Till death us do part. But Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has shifted that calculus, prompting introspection about when, if and how to let go of religion’s senior management.