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The papal conclave

Didja ever wonder why the pope isn't selected by God? Yeah, us too.... Read more»

Dalai Lama blames China for immolations

The Dalai Lama has blamed a "cultural genocide" in Tibet, under the Chinese government's hard-line approach to the region, for the trend of self-immolations of Tibetan monks and nuns.... Read more»

China blames Dalai Lama for immolations

Beijing has blamed the Dalai Lama for inciting a string of nine Tibetan protesters who set themselves on fire in recent months, the BBC reports.... Read more»

During Tutu party, Dalai Lama brands Chinese officials liars

The Dalai Lama has branded Chinese officials liars in a sharp rebuke after the country appeared to block his trip to South Africa for Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday celebration, Associated Press reports... Read more»1

Dalai Lama considers his reincarnation

The Dalai Lama said in a statement Saturday that when he is “about 90” he will consult with Buddhist scholars and decide whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue, the Associated Press reports. If he is to be reincarnated, the Buddhist spiritual leader said, he will leave written instructions about the process. ... Read more»

Mexico not so violent, Dalai Lama says

During a three-day visit to the Mexico, the Dalai Lama said that most Mexicans are peaceful, but the media focuses on the bloodshed from drug-related murders.... Read more»

Comic: China

China and the Dalai Lama

Ever wonder why China is so pissed at the Dalai Lama? Why they've held a grudge for 52 years? In a recent visit to the White House, the D.L. revealed all.... Read more»

Dalai Lama weighs in on bin Laden killing

Even our worst enemy deserves forgiveness, but we can't forget, Buddhist leader says.... Read more»

Nobel Peace Prize: The view from Hong Kong

Can a story about Beijing airport's 70 millionth passenger trump the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony? On China's state-owned television, it can. Liu Xiaobo's absence speaks to the gap between China, its citizens and the world.... Read more»1


Why religious education matters

Opinion: Despite the fact that Americans claim to be a highly religious people, a Pew Research Center poll released late in September reveals how little Americans know about religion. This knowledge gap has real-world consequences. Americans need some religious schooling.... Read more»

Comic: Usurpation

Buddhist TV

Gyaltsen Norbu, selected Panchen Lama by China in 1990, but widely considered "the fake Panchen Lama", makes an appearance on Buddhist TV.... Read more»

Comic: Tenzin Gyatso

Pissing China off (but not too much)

A visit by the Dalai Lama to the White House is guaranteed to agitate Chinese Communist leaders more than a Sichuan hot pot.... Read more»