Articles

The Dalai Lama's Dilemma

Who'd want to be the Dalai Lama? Bearing the burden of an entire people's frustration, anger and despair over half a century can't be easy at the best of times...

Tackling Tibet

Pico Iyer, one of the world's premier prose stylists, has been following the journey of the Dalai Lama since he was a tiny child. In 1960, when Pico was 3 years...

The Dalai Lama's Succession Rethink

The announcement by Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, that he might consider changing the centuries-old method of succession is a sign both of the...

The Dalai Lama

It's the fate of great spiritual leaders to be both lighthouses and lightning rods. No one has endured this double act more gracefully than the Dalai Lama. As a...

Dalai Lama: He Belongs to the World

In Tibet in 1949, a preternaturally bright and curious Buddhist monk, barely a teenager, was thrust onto the world stage when the Chinese army began its invasion...

A Conversation with the Dalai Lama

When China invaded Tibet in 1950, it promised to bring modernity to the isolated feudal kingdom. Instead, it brought a reign of religious and cultural repression...

Dalai Lama

There are not many doctors of metaphysics whose simple precepts are followed by millions across the globe. There are still fewer political leaders who are...

"You Will Run Into Many Obstacles as President."

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2001 The Dalai Lama's in town. And all things considered, it's a good show of how ethnic Chinese and Tibetans get along well -- at least on...

Angry Spirit

TIM McGIRKOnce a month, a joyful procession of Tibetan refugees--many of them disfigured by frostbite suffered escaping their homeland over the Himalayas--files...

Foreign News: DEFIANT SPIRIT: THE DALAI LAMA

BY Buddhist reckoning, the Dalai Lama is more than 500 years old, since he is the reincarnation of all his predecessors. By Western standards he is only 23. Each...

INDIA: God-King in Exile

Under a leaden sky last week. 50 impatient newsmen gathered at the small outpost called Foothills on the border of Assam state and the North-East Frontier...

10 Questions with the 17th Karmapa

He’s an environmentalist, he’s friends with the Dalai Lama, and, at 29, the 17th Karmapa may be Tibet’s next hope

Morning Must Reads: March 13

Obama: ‘No Excuse’ For Shooting President Obama had harsh words for whoever is responsible for the shooting incident in Ferguson, Mo., that left two police...