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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...

TIBET: Long Day's Journey

"Yesterday," India's Prime Minister Nehru told an electrified Parliament, "I was thinking of informing the House of a certain development, but I hesitated to do...

TIBET: Diarchy of Deities

One of the disadvantages of worshiping a living god is that he may bolt. This is what his supremely exalted omnipotence, Tibet's Dalai Lama, did when he heard...

Religion: Kokonor Kid

The bleak, windy plateau of Tibet—some 463,000 square miles, with an average altitude of 16,000 feet—is one of the coldest places in the world. For all its long...

Religion: In the Potala

A wispy sickle moon slid through the heavens over Peiping one night last week, eclipsed the planets Saturn and Venus, left them glowing balefully red. To some...

As China Squeezes Nepal, Tibetan Escape Route Narrows

As the bus crept into this quiet town in the foothills of the Himalayas, Tsultrin Lhamo finally felt free. For the 20-year-old Tibetan fleeing a homeland under...