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Kalachakra Empowerment by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, Bihar State of India. Photo: OHHDL

Buddhist Science

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — "It's important to implement the Dharma in practice," His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, advised his followers, adding: "Now we need to be 21st century Buddhists and find out what it's really about."

Karmapa Rinpoche speaking to Tibetan students at Suja TCV School in HP, India. Photo: TDT

Buddhist Science

Dharamshala — "We are a people who have a great interest in compassion and love.

Tibet’s “Intolerable” Monasteries: The role of monasteries in Tibetan resistance since 1950. –Thematic Report April

Buddhist Science

New Tibet Watch report details role of religious institutions in political activism in Tibet. Tibet’s “intolerable” monasteries details how monasteries have become the sole institutions inside Tibet with genuine legitimacy for the Tibetan people.

Benedict Cumberbatch describes himself as a Buddhist “philosophically.” From pbs.org

Buddhist Science

Describing himself as a Buddhist “philosophically,” Hollywood star Cumberbatch, 39, says Buddhism has been a major influence in his life since his days as a student.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Jawaharla Nehru University's Convention Centre to participate in the Conference on Quantum Physics and Madhyamaka Philosophical View in New Delhi, India on November 12, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Buddhist Science

New Delhi — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama attended a two day conference on Quantum Physics and Madhyamaka Philosophical View held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India on November 12th 2015.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaking to media after attending the 12th Religious Conference of the Four Major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Tradition in Dharamshala, HP, India on June 20, 2015. Photo: Lhasa Daily

Buddhist Science

Dharamshala — Speaking on the final day of a conference of the Tibetan  religious heads in Dharamshala, India, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that Tibetan Buddhism and culture cannot be annihilated easily by the Chinese government under its repressive policies in Tibet.

Barry Kerzin. Photo by Buddhistdoor

Religious

“Mind the Gap Between Appearance and Reality”—Barry Kerzin Offers a More Nuanced View of Happiness.

From left: Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay , Ms Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker and Ven Banagala Upatissa Nayaka Thero, President of Mahabodhi Society (Sri Lanka). Photo: CSRS

Religious

Indore, MP — The political leader of Tibet Dr Lobsang Sangay called on world political and spiritual leaders gathered for the 3rd International Dharma-Dhamma Conference in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh on Monday to take firm action on 'Harmony of Religions', urging to explore shared values of the world's major religions.

From left: DIIR Secretary Tashi Phuntsok, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, Tibet Policy Institute Director Thubten Samphel and DIIR Secretary Sonam Norbu Dagpo during the press briefing at the headquarter of the CTA, on September 1, 2015. Photo: TPI/Choneyi Sangpo

Religious

Dharamshala — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in India warned China on Tuesday of "international pushback" if Beijing moves to appoint the "reincarnation" of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, saying that the Beijing's claims are based on "doctored history."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his talk at Jamyang School in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on July 28, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Religious

Leh, J&K, India — "The main message of religion is peace," His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet said, adding "All religions tell us to be good human beings."

During the opening of the conference, over 150 participants, including religious leaders offer a minute's silence and prayer service in memory of all those Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet. Photo: Lhasa Daily

Religious

Dharamshala — The three-day 12th biannual conference of religious leaders and representatives of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion kicked off Thursday morning in the Himalayan town of Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, India.

Thai TV anchor turned monk fights for women's right to be ordained

Religious

In Thailand, where women are forbidden from being ordained, a former TV anchor turned 'bhikkhuni' is shaking up the old guard.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama waving to the crowd of almost 30,000 at the conclusion of the third day of his four day teaching at the Shiwatsel teaching ground in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on August 20, 2016. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Spiritual Life

Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India — Saying that he has been working to promote religious harmony for the past several decades, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the congregation he was pleased to see that religious harmony flourishes in Ladakh.

Top 20 from the Watkins’ 2016 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the world today. Photo: TDN

Spiritual Life

The spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama again topped the 2016 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, published by Watkins' Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Members of the Tibetan community offering His Holiness the Dalai Lama a traditional welcome on his arrival at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on February 21, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

Spiritual Life

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA — Explaining the major problems that are facing our world today are of our own making, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that "we can hope the government or the UN can do, but the real change starts with individuals."

A view of the ballrooom at the ITC Gardenia Hotel, venue for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's talk at the fourth meeting of the Indian Philanthropy Initiative in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on December 5, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Spiritual Life

Dharamshala – At the invitation of Indian billionaire philanthropist Azim Premji, this weekend His Holiness the Dalai Lama lectured on themes of empathy and kindness at the fourth meeting of the Indian Philanthropy Initiative.

The Governor of Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh, Kaptan Singh Solanki, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal at the dias during at the start of the 5th Convocation of Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, Punjab, India on November 14, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Spiritual Life

Phagwara — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama honored the 5th Convocation of Lovely Professional University as the chief guest in Punjab, On Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit Orange County in July. TSERING TOPGYAL, AP FILE PHOTO

Spiritual Life

Secular ethics, or a return to basic human values, will be one of the main areas of focus during the Dalai Lama’s visit to Orange County, where he will celebrate his 80th birthday at the Honda Center and participate in the Global Compassion Summit at UC Irvine, July 5-7.