Posted on 15 May 2012 by Buddhism Now
Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that he expects to return to the country, which he fled in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
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The 76-year-old monk told Today presenter Sarah Montague that his own health remained quite good “so I am expecting another 10, 20 years. So within that, definitely things will change”. (more…)
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Posted on 19 November 2010 by Buddhism Now
Living Compassion is edited highlights of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s public talks and Buddhist teachings given at Nottingham, UK in May 2008.
In an accessible and humorous manner he offers precious insights into the universal human values of forgiveness and tolerance.
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He further suggests that not only must we find peace within ourselves, but also that we must cultivate compassion by living our compassion, thereby transforming ourselves and the world around us.
by Dolma Beresford
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Posted on 21 September 2010 by Buddhism Now
Ani Palden Choedron Photo © ICT
Palden Choedron, one of a group of 14 courageous Tibetan women who became known as the “singing nuns” after they smuggled out a recording of patriotic and religious songs from their prison cells, has arrived in exile in Dharamsala, India. After her release from an eight-year sentence in Drapchi prison, Palden Choedron attempted to escape from Tibet but was caught and served three years in a “reform through labour” camp before her second, successful escape from Tibet and arrival in India on September 1. (more…)
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Posted on 26 May 2010 by Buddhism Now
From Tibet to Ojai and back again.
They live in a one-bedroom rental, in Ojai, a small town in Southern California. The father, thirty-four, works as supervisor of Inn-room dining at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The mother, thirty-three, works part time at the Inn and cooks meals on demand in order to help support the family. They have two young boys, one in preschool and the other in the first grade. They have a small dog that they bought for the kids.
The father works in the afternoon and evening and walks the children to school every morning. Sometimes he and his wife walk the children together. When the younger boy wanders too much, the father puts him on his shoulders.
Their house has a small yard. The two children ride a tire-swing laughing with neighborhood friends. (more…)
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Posted on 9 March 2010 by Buddhism Now
On this 51st anniversary (10th March 2010) of the Lhasa uprising in Tibet, I’d like to talk about one of the bravest people I’ve ever met, a Tibetan monk called Palden Gyatso.
In 1992 Palden Gyatso finished serving his sentence and escaped to India, smuggling with him several torture instruments used on him in prison. Photo: © Freetibet.org
Palden Gyatso was born in 1931 in a place called Panam, the Gyantse District of Tibet, and he was ordained at the age of ten. During the 1959 uprising he led a hundred-man force against the Chinese. It was made up of monks from Drepung monastery but they never fought. He was first arrested in 1959 and spent the next thirty-three years in prisons and labour camps, being severely tortured and brutally punished for refusing to denounce the Dalai Lama and for refusing to say that Tibet was really China. (more…)
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