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Happy 77th Birthday, Dalai Lama!

Festivities held in India and Nepal marked the 77th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader-in-exile, the 14th in his line. The current Dalai Lama has lived...

The Dalai Lama Steps Out in India, as China Seethes

On Saturday afternoon at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, the Dalai Lama spent an hour educating a packed house of some 1,500 people on the art of...

Tibet's Future After the Dalai Lama

He has never been to Tibet, never breathed the thin air of the high plateau, nor spun a prayer wheel in the shadow of the great Buddhist monasteries. Yet on...

China Sees Red After the Dalai Lama Visits Obama

President Barack Obama's interactions with the Dalai Lama have always been an awkward dance. Meeting with a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, especially one as...

In China, Muted Reaction to Dalai Lama's Visit

In recent weeks, China's government made it clear that any meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama threatened to further damage already tense...

Beyond India vs. China: The Dalai Lama's Agenda

In early April 1959, with some 50,000 Chinese soldiers scouring the mountains in search of him, the Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet into northeastern India...

Dalai Lama Meets Protests, Tears in Taiwan

Under a vast plain of dried mud, set between southern Taiwan's lush mountains, 400 bodies still lie that were buried alive three weeks ago in typhoon Morakot,...

Dalai Lama Encourages Democracy In Taiwan

(SHIAO LIN, Taiwan) — The Dalai Lama said Taiwan should have "very close and unique links" with China but also enjoy democracy, as he arrived at a devastated...

The Dalai Lama's Trip: A Muted Outcry from China

When exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama visited Taiwan eight years ago, Beijing went ballistic. To China's leaders, the Dalai Lama is public enemy...

Behind South Africa's Snub of the Dalai Lama

Nobody ought to have been surprised that South Africa chose to heed China's concerns and deny a visa to the Dalai Lama — not because of the South African...

Mind Games: The Dalai Lama Takes Harvard

The Dalai Lama is a lot more playful than your average Harvard professor, which is one reason his appearance at a Harvard psychology conference on Friday was so...

Dalai Lama to Stay Quiet on Tibet's Future

After a stunning Oct. 25 announcement in India that he had "given up," the Dalai Lama reiterated during a visit to Japan this weekend that he is losing faith in...

The Dalai Lama

Fifty years ago today, two mortar shells landed near the Tibetan palace of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. "When the Chinese guns sounded that warning of...