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The Dalai Lama

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»

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»

The Dalai Lama

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»

The Dalai Lama spent three days in Mexico and said the people he met are peaceful, not like Mexicans are portrayed by the media.

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»

The Dalai Lama

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

Tacked onto the tail end of President Obama's four-nation Asia tour was a visit to the Kotoku Temple in the ancient Japanese capital of Kamakura. Wait for the backlash. Read more»

Muslims at prayer in Pakistan.

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»

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

For 80 days, the world waited with bated breath. Then a few days ago, we learned that at last, Tiger would speak. Read more»