Dalai Lama: News

US official meets Dalai Lama; China calls it 'pure offense'

China has vehemently opposed the recent meeting of the Joe Biden administration's top official on human rights issues, Uzra Zeya, and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in New Delhi.

06 Jul 2023


Happy birthday, 14th Dalai Lama! Revisiting his best books ever

Known to Tibetans as Gyalwa Rinpoche, the 14th Dalai Lama is a coveted spiritual leader and is known for his noble words and works.

14 Apr 2023


Tibetan exile leader defends Dalai Lama's 'suck my tongue' video

Penpa Tsering, the Sikyong or political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (government-in-exile), defended the Dalai Lama on Thursday after a video clip of him asking a boy to suck his tongue surfaced.

10 Apr 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama apologized

The Dalai Lama, the top Buddhist spiritual leader, issued an apology on Monday in response to the controversy that erupted after a video of him kissing a boy went viral.

27 Mar 2023


Dalai Lama names new Buddhist spiritual leader, China's reaction awaited

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has named an eight-year-old United States (US)-born Mongolian boy as the 10th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoché—the third highest rank in Tibetan Buddhism—reports said.

30 Dec 2022

Bodh Gaya

Chinese woman detained in Gaya over threat to Dalai Lama

Bihar Police detained a Chinese woman in Gaya on Thursday for reportedly being a threat to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

29 Dec 2022

Bodh Gaya

Cops hunt Chinese 'spy' amid Dalai Lama's Bodh Gaya visit

Amid Dalai Lama's visit to Bihar's Bodh Gaya, the police sounded a security alert on Thursday morning at the Buddhist pilgrimage site and released a sketch of a wanted Chinese woman.

26 Dec 2022


COVID-19: 5 foreigners test positive in Gaya before Bodh Mahotsav

Five foreigners reportedly tested COVID-19 positive in Bihar's Gaya on Sunday. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing, officials informed on Monday.

07 Aug 2022

Health & Wellness

Here are 5 spiritual books to gift your parents

Most of the wisdom we inherit in our life is passed on to us from our parents.

14 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Not seeking Tibet's independence but autonomy from China: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, said on Thursday that Chinese people are coming to understand that he is not seeking "independence," but rather genuine autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

06 Jul 2021

Climate Change

Dalai Lama turns 86, commits to reviving ancient Indian knowledge

On his 86th birthday on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama said he's taken full advantage of India's freedom and religious harmony and is committed to reviving ancient Indian knowledge.

17 Feb 2021


Rigidity okay with compassionate motive: Dalai Lama to Indian Police

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said it is okay for police to be rigid on their job as long as the motivation of their action is larger good. He was giving a talk on Empathy and Compassion in Policing at the request of the Indian Police Foundation.

28 Dec 2020

US Senate

Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious

During his last days at office, outgoing United States President Donald Trump has taken a decision that has left his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping miffed.

07 Sep 2020


BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

In an unparalleled incident, the Indian Army on Monday accorded an honorable goodbye to a Tibetan soldier who died in Ladakh last month, reportedly after stepping on a landmine.

28 Jun 2019


Is Dalai Lama's 'attractive female successor' remark really sexist?

The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world, perceived as a figure of humanity and compassion.

08 May 2019

Crime Against Women

US 'sex slave' guru goes on trial: Details here

The trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of a suspected sex cult NXIVM (pronounced Nexium), began in New York on Tuesday.

20 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

12 Nov 2018


Twitter CEO visits India, set to host townhall meet

Today, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, will be hosting a townhall meet in India.

10 Nov 2018

South Africa

South Africa: Triple monument of Mandela, Sivananda, Zulu King unveiled

A triple monument, as a mark of respect to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and spiritual leader Swami Sivananda, was unveiled in a public park in Durban on Thursday.

16 Sep 2018


Knew about sexual-abuse by Buddhist teachers; nothing new: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama says he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new".

17 Aug 2018


Vajpayee's demise: India lost 'eminent national leader', says Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has extended his condolences over the sad demise of India's former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the country has lost an "eminent national leader".

24 Jul 2018


China: Tibetan students banned from taking part in religious activities

Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays in China.

13 Jul 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: Government schools' students will now have a 'Happiness Period'

As an extremely thoughtful measure, Delhi government schools will now have classes based on 'Happiness Curriculum', for students of Classes nursery to grade eight.

02 Jul 2018


Kejriwal, Dalai Lama introduce 'Happiness Curriculum' for Delhi govt schools

The Delhi government today launched "Happiness Curriculum" for its school students, with the Dalai Lama gracing the occasion and saying that India can lead the world by uniting the modern and ancient knowledge and help it overcome "negative emotions" of the mankind.

13 Jun 2018


China needs to engage in direct-dialogue with Dalai Lama: Pompeo

Ahead of his Beijing visit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US should express publicly that China needs to engage in meaningful and direct dialogue with Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to lower tensions.

01 May 2018


Anushka Sharma turns 30; announces she's opening an animal shelter

On her 30th birthday, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma today announced she is building an animal shelter on the outskirts of Mumbai.

06 Mar 2018


After India snub, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi

New Delhi's zeal to rebuild relations with Beijing has taken a toll on the anniversary celebrations of Dalai Lama's arrival in India.

02 Mar 2018


No change in stance on Dalai Lama, says Indian government

After media reports of Center asking its senior leaders to stay away from events marking 60 years in exile of the Dalai Lama, Ministry of External Affairs clarified that India's position on the Dalai Lama has not changed.

20 Jan 2018


Bodh Gaya: Two bombs found amid tight-security for Dalai Lama

A small explosion-like sound triggered a bomb chase at Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre. The security is beefed up as Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has been holding discourse there.

09 Dec 2017


Who is the female photojournalist featured in Google Doodle today?

We have all enjoyed with admiration, the photographs of India's first tri-color being hoisted or Lord Mountbatten's final salute while leaving India.

07 Dec 2017


Dalai Lama: China will follow India's lead on moral education

In today's world dominated by worrying levels of anger and violence, the Dalai Lama is a beacon of light and hope.

24 Nov 2017


Dalai Lama: Tibet doesn't seek independence from China

Speaking in Kolkata, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama stated that his people do not seek independence from China, but prefer "greater development."

21 Oct 2017


No country can meet Dalai Lama without offending China

It's been 58 years since the Dalai Lama fled to India seeking refuge after an unsuccessful revolt against China, but the country is still bitter about the Tibetan spiritual leader, whom it considers a "separatist."

11 Sep 2017


UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said Myanmar's security operation against the Rohingya "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing"

09 Aug 2017


Dalai Lama invokes "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" over Doklam standoff

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama knows how difficult it is to deal with China.

07 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief after Namma metro workers withdrew their strike and normal metro services were restored.

26 Jun 2017


Tibetans unhappy over conditions for passports set by government

The 14th Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and since then, about 1.5-2 lakh Tibetans have followed his footsteps.

17 May 2017


Modi-Putin meet: India to link Kudankulam, NSG bid

In a bid to make Russia more proactive in convincing Beijing to allow India to join the NSG, India may tell Russia it would reconsider the MoUs for Kudankulam Units 5 and 6.

11 May 2017


China objects to US delegation's visit to China

Beijing has condemned the recent meeting of a US Congress delegation with the Dalai Lama saying the move "sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence."

03 May 2017


China is bringing its own "censored" yet "in-depth" Wikipedia

The current condition of Wikipedia in China is quite bizarre, it works fine when someone searches generic stuff, but when sensitive words like "Dalai Lama" and "Xi Jinping" come up, it just shuts down.

Tibet Issue: CPC finds officials guilty of funding Dalai Lama

In an untoward development, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) revealed that some of its officials had been funding the Dalai Lama, "undermining the fight against separatists".