BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party boss in Tibet has urged the Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, to reject the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Tuesday. Controversy surrounds the position of the Panchen Lama since the boy the Dalai Lama named as the reincarnation of […]
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The 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate canceled planned visits in the United States in October at the advice of doctors who urged him to rest for several weeks.
The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper the People’s Daily, called the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate a “cheater” and a “cruel ruler in exile.”
(RNS) A new HBO documentary tells the story of Lobsang Phuntsok, who gave up being a Buddhist teacher in the U.S to start a remote orphanage.
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) 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.
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.”
THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) Bhutan’s phallic worship is getting a second look. The age-old tradition is being reconsidered — to preserve its rich narratives, as artistic inspiration and as a tool for religious belief.