(RNS) The Dalai Lama’s work may increasingly engage him with people and events far removed from centers of Buddhist thought.
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BEIJING (Reuters) A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, told President Xi Jinping he would strive to meet the Communist Party’s expectations.
BEIJING (Reuters) The Karmapa is close to the Dalai Lama and after him is the most eminent Lama to have fled Chinese rule of Tibet, which Communist forces “peacefully liberated” in 1950.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) Tibetan monk Ogyen Trinley Dorje has the support of the Dalai Lama and the majority of Tibetans, many of whom believe he will take over the Dalai Lama’s leadership role when the 79-year-old Nobel laureate dies.
BEIJING (Reuters) Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.
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.
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.