Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

His Holiness expresses sadness over South Korean ferry tragedy

DHARAMSALA, April 21: Immediately upon his arrival in Dharamsala after a successful teaching tour of Japan, the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a letter to the President of Republic of South Korea, Ms Park Geun-hye

Chinese spies keep eye on leading universities

By John Garnaut, The Sydney Morning Herald | April 21, 2014

China is building large covert spy networks inside Australia’s leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.

Indian minister slams China’s demand to exclude Arunachali youth from Indian delegation

Indian minister slams China’s demand to exclude Arunachali youth from Indian delegation

DHARAMSALA, April 21: A senior Indian government official has expressed his anger in protest against Beijing’s demand not to include youth from Arunachal Pradesh in the annual youth exchange delegation next month.

Avalanche kills 12 Sherpa guides in worst disaster on Mount Everest

Avalanche kills 12 Sherpa guides in worst disaster on Mount Everest

DHARAMSALA, April 19: An avalanche on Friday killed at least 12 Sherpa guides and left several others missing in the single deadliest accident so far on Mount Everest, Nepali officials said.

“I was only planned to go to the Tibet protest at Minnewaterpark” – an interview with Lobsang Khedup.

“I was only planned to go to the Tibet protest at Minnewaterpark” – an interview with Lobsang Khedup.

On April 1st, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the city of Bruges in Belgium. Just before the arrival of the President, Lobsang Khedup jumped over the fences on the market and called a number of slogans in Chinese and English, about the human rights violations in Tibet. Dennis Barbion (Karma Dondub), President of Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends did an […]

China angered by Britain’s report on human rights, cancels talks

[REUTERS] BEIJING/LONDON, April 15, 2014: China accused Britain on Tuesday of interfering in its domestic affairs after the British government criticised Beijing’s human rights record. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Britain’s annual human rights made “irresponsible remarks…about the Chinese political system, rudely slandering and criticising China’s human rights situation”. She was speaking a day after China called off […]

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Four Tibetans arrested in Sog County

DHARAMSALA, April 16: Chinese authorities have arrested four Tibetan natives of restive Sog County in Nagchu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region.

Tibetan man burns himself to death in eastern Tibet

Tibetan man burns himself to death in eastern Tibet

DHARAMSALA, April 16: A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in eastern Tibet in protest against continued Chinese rule in Tibet.

The President of Norway’s Parliament (Stortinget), Olemic Thommessen, on a recent visit to South Africa. PHOTO: Hetty Zantman/Stortinget

Norway’s Parliamentary President avoids Dalai Lama

DHARAMSALA, April 15: Norway’s Parliamentary President and a long-time supporter of Tibet, Olemic Thommessen said he would not meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he travels to Oslo next month to mark 25 years since he was awarded the coveted Nobel Peace Prize, reported newsinenglish.no April 9. He has said meeting the Tibetan leader was […]

Pilgrimage to Koyasan, Headquarters of the Shingon Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

Pilgrimage to Koyasan, Headquarters of the Shingon Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

[dalailama.com] Koyasan, Japan, 13 April 2014 – Skies were grey and there was a chill in the air this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Kyoto to drive to Koyasan. The Koyasan mountains south of Osaka are the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, sometimes referred to as Esoteric Buddhism, an epithet for the path of secret mantra.