Dalai Lama

  • Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama: Leader in Exile Among world leaders, there is no one like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious and political leader of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Brought up from an unusual childhood, he became head of the state of Tibet at age 16, and was later forced into exile by the Chinese government. Despite all the hardship he had to endure he does not give up his fight for freedom and treats all sentiment beings with love and compassion. Through his fight for freedom

  • Dalai Lama

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    Dalai Lama His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was born in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. His enthronement ceremony took place on February 22, 1940 in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve

  • The Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama Dalai Lama, this name has been heard on radios and read in newspapers by thousands of people across the world. The 14th Dalai Lama has led a life in exile for almost 43 years since an uprising against the Chinese government happened in Tibet in 1959. He has led a controversial life as a Nobel Peace Price winner and a famous public figure. Dalai Lama has traveled around the world and started to behave and speak like a "politician". Is he just trying to fight for basic human rights

  • Dalai Lama

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    Some people consider the Dalai Lama one of the most influential people in the entire world. Starting in a small one-story house in rural Tibet, as a very young boy the Dalai Lama spoke only a broken Chinese dialect with his family. He made a great change in himself after it was discovered, at age 2 that he was destined to become the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is said to be the country's supreme ruler and renowned spiritual leader, admired by the people of Tibet. His main goal is to

  • The Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama is a revolutionary because of the peace and love he spreads along his journey towards a Tibet free from china’s communist grasp. The Dalai Lama, often referred to as His Holiness, is the Head of state and spiritual leader of Tibet. The Dalai Lama fights a fierce battle with china, (Without weapons and without hate). He fights his battles with words giving speeches around the world while sharing messages of harmony and compassion. He does not believe violence would help anything. The

  • The Dalai Lama

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    I will focus on the life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, born sixth of July, 1937, now aged seventy-eight and the longest living incumbent of the Dalai Lama to date. Tenzin Gyatso was both a political leader and religious figurehead and thus was involved in many political activities that were non-violent in nature. The majority of his work was based upon the liberation of Tibet from Chinese rule and the formation of a self-governing democratic state. These activities

  • Essay On The Dalai Lama

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    Buddhism in modern society, one cannot deny the importance of the Dalai Lama. For centuries, the incarnations of the Dalai Lama ruled over the people of Tibet both spiritually and politically. However it wasn’t until the last century that the popularity of the Dalai Lama made its way to western society. This essay will focus on the 14th and most recent Dalai Lama of Tibet. Many people in western society are aware of who the Dalai Lama is, but like me, had no idea how much significance he has to

  • The Last Dalai Lama?

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    The Last Dalai Lama? The twentieth century is rife with examples of countries being torn apart or experiencing great upheaval. Multi-ethnic Yugoslavia broke apart into several nation states with loose foundations. The Soviet Union collapsed, transforming the area into the Commonwealth of Independent States. Germany split in half as a result of World War II and then reunited over forty years later. One country that has experienced tremendous crisis and upheaval on a scale even greater than these

  • Buddhism and the Dalai Lama

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    devotion to deities. The Dalai Lama is one of the most recognized religious leaders in the world. The Dalai Lama connected with other faiths to mobilized mutual seeking of common gods. Reading on the Dalai Lama gave me lots of new learning’s and insights about a different culture. Things have changed over the years and are a lot different than before concerning the Dalai Lama. In the first article I read China wants to stop the access of the Tibetan spiritual leader of the Dalai Lama. The Tibetans are illegally

  • Essay On The Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama Ava Nayar Religion Task Mrs Kimble Introduction The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple monk, yet is perceived as the spiritual leader of tibet. Tibet is located to the south-west of China, also bordering India, Nepal, Burma and Bhutan. The Dalai Lama was situated in strict seclusion in Tibet from the time he was two years old, only communicating with his immediate family and treated as a virtual prisoner. Tibetans believed without the Dalai Lama, there

  • Essay On Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth Dalai Lama, a man, who describes himself as a simplistic, charismatic Buddhist monk and spiritual leader of Tibet. On July 6, 1935, he was born into a very poor family that lived in a small village, located in Taktser, Amdo, just northeast of Tibet. The Dalai Lamas are presumed to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva, the holy figure of Tibet. The Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings that have thrown away their own nirvana and chosen to

  • History Of The Dalai Lama

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    “liberal, accessible interpretation of Buddhism” and “a path available to people from all walks of life - not just monks and ascetics.” The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, though there are other important members in the religion, such as The Panchen Lama, who is in charge of finding The Dalai Lama’s reincarnation; currently, the Dalai Lama is on his 14th. Buddhism appeared sometime around the 8th Century CE, when several notable Buddhist figures were invited at the invitation

  • The Dalai Lama, a Leader in Exile

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    Whilst examining the world’s leaders, there is no one who compares to the Dalai Lama, who is the religious and political leader of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, (Tenzin Gyatso) had a customary childhood until the age of three, when Regent, one of the senior Lama’s, had a vision that was conclusive to having Tenzin Gyatso as the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. After years of schooling in religion and worldly affairs, he became Head of the State of Tibet at the age of 16, but was later forced into exile

  • Dalai Lama Research Paper

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    The role of the Dalai Lama is one of a spiritual leader and sign of unity among Tibetans and especially practicing Buddhists throughout the world. This role has been a tough one to fill, as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was exiled from his home in Tibet by the Chinese government over 50 years ago. He has been deemed a political exile do to the fact that he wishes for Tibet and all the practicing monks to be free from Chinese rule. Following his exile the Dalai Lama has remained a symbol of strength

  • The Dalai Lama: An Influential Icon

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    government (Gale). The Dalai Lama is thought to be the reincarnated spiritual and political icon presiding over the land of Tibet for over 14 lifetimes. His Holiness’ obligation to the Buddhist people and birthright is described as, “a teacher whose wisdom is as deep as the ocean” (Ganeri 28). For centuries the Dalai Lama has been one of the world’s most influential leaders and teachers, passing along his wisdoms to disciples all over the globe. The origins of the Dalai Lama date back to the start

  • Dalai Lama Research Paper

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    Peace Amongst All Nations Most religions have a leader to provide spiritual guidance and support for their followers. The Catholics have the pope, the Jewish have their head Rabbi, and the Tibetan Buddhists have the Dalai Lama. The current Dalai Lama is the fourteenth in line. He promotes peace and spirituality for his homeland, Tibet, and for the whole world. Born in 1935 as Lhamo Thondup, His Holiness grew up with simple surroundings in a small farming village in Tibet called Takster. His family

  • Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Over the past few decades, there have been many political problems in Tibet. This can be attributed to the ongoing problem between Tibet and China. Tibet had previously, for many years, been faced with occupation by the forces of the People's Republic of China in their land. This was very alarming to many people, including the highly respected Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Dalai Lama has been a very influential person in Tibet's history and many of the decisions

  • The Art Of Happiness By Dalai Lama

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    Background The art of happiness is a philosophy of Dalai Lama who sees that the purpose of life is to be happy. According to this philosophy regardless of what religion we believe, what job we do, whatever opinion each individual has but the we are always looking to be better and happier more than whatever we have achieved in our lives. Lama has written a Book “ The Art of Happiness” where he states most of the time the purpose of the life is to be happy. Source of happiness; The source of happiness

  • The Dalai Lama: A Path to Greater Happiness

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    The Dalai Lama is a profound believer of peace, compassion, love and nonviolence. He is considered by Tibetan Buddhists to be the reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion and was meant to lead the people. Even though he has had a tough time throughout most of his life time and has struggles to free his homeland from the Chinese occupation he has consistently opposed the use of violence. “He has instead advocated peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve

  • Potala Palace: The Residence of the Dalai Lama

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    Constructed in the 7th Century, home to a government, a religious pilgrimage site, the residence of the Dalai Lama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and located at twelve thousand feet above sea level, Potala Palace is an amazing architectural feat and the most important building in Tibet. The palace is admired as the symbol of Tibet as well as an illustration for the religious struggle for purification. Influences, both ancient and unexpected, relate this sacred symbol in stone to the rest of the

  • Reflection Paper On Dalai Lama

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    shown kindness I have a long list come to mind. I had to take time to shorten the list a bit and raise the bar as it were, as to how they had shown kindness or helped me in a way that had a lasting effect on my life. After reading through the paper of Dalai Lama’s ideas, the first person who came to my mind was my sister in law. If you knew my sister in law this would make you laugh, as it did me. Her name is Nicole, and she has been married to my brother for now eleven years, and she is the mother to

  • Comparison of Philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and the Dalai Lama

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    of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (views on compassion surrounding religion) and Friedrich Nietzsche (views on "Morality as Anti-Nature" surrounding science). Dalai Lama through his reading seems to establish the concept that compassion is a "guide for ethical behavior", while Nietzsche strives to develop the concept that "moral pronouncements by major religions are designed to stifle people's natural behaviors." . His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth Dalai Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist

  • One Man’s Efforts for World Peace and Freedom: The Dalai Lama

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    resources and strategic location in Central Asia, the Chinese invaded, causing many to leave in exile, including their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (A Brief Biography). Nonetheless, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1989, the Dalai Lama promotes religious tolerance, universal responsibility, and liberation for Tibet. Before becoming the 14th Dalai Lama, Lhamo Thondup, was born on July 6, 1935 in a small village located in Taktser, Amdo, in northeastern Tibet. He was born into an agricultural

  • The Dalai Lama, Before, During And After The Chinese Invasion

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    The universally recognized 14th Dalai Lama has tirelessly fought for the freedom for Tibet, during and after the unlawful occupation of the Chinese. His non-violence and political involvement for Tibet had brought acknowledgment and respect from the rest of the world. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born in 1934 in Eastern Tibet. He was hailed his predecessor's incarnation at the age of two, and was enthroned in 1940. Traditionally, the role of the Dalai Lama is the spiritual guide and leader

  • An Analysis Of Tibet's Governmental System and the Dalai Lama as Head of State

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    An Analysis Of Tibet's Governmental System and the Dalai Lama as Head of State Throughout history, society has created many different governmental systems in order to organize society in terms of law and authority. Many have failed in their purpose but others have remained steadfast in their goals and have prospered. To fundamentally understand why this pattern occurs, we must understand the true function and purpose of government. Government serves two functions. Internally

  • The And Political Figure Dalai Lama, And Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi 's Theory

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    because everyone’s perspective on happiness would be different and could not be accounted to be true for everyone. According to Jane Kenyon’s poem, Simon Critchley’s critique, Douglas Preston’s encounter with the famous religious and political figure Dalai Lama, and Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi’s theory, each hold a different view on what happiness really means and why it is such a concern to people. Jane Kenyon in her poem Happiness published in Poetry magazine (February 1995), writes, “There’s just no accounting

  • The Fruitless Pursuit of The Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II

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    The Fruitless Pursuit of The Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II I. Introduction: “Glinting orange through the green creepers, the Kombi family's mud-hut is barely visible now. Alphonse Kombi was murdered by militiamen in February. His wife, Bimosa, watched them eat his heart before they raped her, neighbours say. The trauma drove her insane. Two of the Kombis' four children had already died of malnutrition. Then, a fortnight ago, a distant relative came to collect the two survivors - an emaciated

  • The Power of Nonviolence: Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Dalai Lama

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    Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama also admires Mahatma and claims to be his follower. The Dalai Lama is one of the greatest leaders in peace, harmony, and tolerance. Unfortunately, the communist country of China invaded Tibet and took it over. The Dalai Lama spent nine years trying to avoid military takeover by China, as well as fighting between Tibet resistance groups and Chinese aggressors. Even after peace talks with Mao Zedong and other leaders, the Dalai Lama was eventually exiled from the

  • Jingle Bells

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    primarily a religious people, adhering to the Tibetan sect of Buddhism. They feel no attachment towards China, and instead desire their sovereignty. The leader and figure on the forefront of this cause is the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. A spiritual figure, and leader in exile, the Dalai Lama has gained international attention in his attempt to gain support for his cause. Nobel prize winner and international figure, he has managed to publicize the issue of Tibetan independence worldwide. His role as

  • Jingle Bells

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    The committee attempted to implement reforms in Eastern Tibet, and the Dalai Lama was hopeful it would help the Tibetan people. However, these reforms mainly constituted of ideological indoctrination, pushing Chinese nationalism and Communism. Democratic reforms were instituted through class conflict and property redistribution. Religion was targeted as a threat to Communism, and monasteries were deprived of their land. Lamas were denounced as landlords, and as political leaders. Many were tortured

  • Religion and Politics in Tibet

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    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and political leader of an ancient people without a country, and is the binding and driving force behind Tibetan nonviolent resistance and cultural rebuilding. He was born July 6, 1935, making him 69 years old. He has lived all but 15 of these 69 years in exile from his country, continually being a main reason for their survival. The Dalai Lama is now considering his successor, and plans to do so through democratic means instead of the

  • Issues of Tibet

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    “The Chinese are practicing cultural genocide in Tibet” (Tofani 3). The quotation said by the Dalai Lama accurately describes what exactly is going on in Tibet. The issue in Tibet and the so called “cultural genocide” coined by the Dalai Lama can be briefly explained by the specifics on the problem in Tibet, the causes of the problem which is embedded into Tibet’s history of invasion and oppression, and the various solutions and relief groups dedicated to freeing Tibet. The torture inflicted onto

  • Grasping for the Shadow of Identity

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    one day in 1959 changed this country’s identity. In 1959, Tibet was occupied by the Chinese, who claimed that Tibet had always rightfully belonged to them. Tibet’s national flag is now outlawed, and its political and religious leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, is in exile in Dharamsala, India. Tibet is in disarray, and their culture and government now reflect that of the Chinese, though they are and have been making strong efforts to regain their freedom. Tibet has had a very ancient and illustrious

  • Analysis Of ' Faith And Diplomacy ' By Madeline Albright

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    Similarly, in “Ethics and the New Genetics”, written by the Dalai Lama, the author presents the idea that an ethical system may not prosper without compassion, only his argument is presented in terms of science rather than religion. He claims as scientific breakthroughs are rising, so are morals, “the human capacity for moral reasoning has kept pace with developments in human knowledge and its capacities.” (The Dalai Lama 133) The Dalai Lama coins this through focusing on the field of genetic engineering

  • China and Tibet

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    powerful country and the Dalai Lama was introduced as the leader or Tibet. China controlled Tibet in the Early 1700’s. The British arrived in Tibet in 1904 to help them overcome China. They signed a treaty, and set up trading posts. China controlled Tibet until 1911, when Tibet kicked out Chinese troops. Even after 1911, China still claimed Tibet as an area within the Chinese domain. In the 1920’s the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama fought over political affairs. Panchen Lama left Tibet and went to

  • Tibetan Government in Exile

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    a Chinese province. The Mongols respected religious practices in their territories in general and were particularly taken with religion in Tibet. In fact, Smith says, “Tibet was allowed…a great degree of autonomy due to the influence of Tibetan lamas…at the Mongol court.”[5] I see no reason to indicate that the Mongolian rule administered over both Tibet and China made Tibet in any way a part of China. The two were conquered separately, not together, and the Mongols had, as Smith indicates, a

  • Tibet

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    Tibet.11 Soon after that, Tibetans developed a different style of Buddhism called Vajrayana with Lamas as teachers. Vajrayana is a combination of the major aspects of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism.12 In the 14th century a new sect was formed called Gelugpas. In this a new leader was started called the Dalai Lama, which means “great as the ocean”. Then from the 17th century until 1950, the Dalai Lama was the head of the state in Tibet and the spiritual leader.13 He lived in the Potala Palace in the

  • tibet en china

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    eerste nieuwe koning van Tibet. Zijn opvolgers werden de Dalai Lama’s. De vijfde Dalai Lama werd de leraar van de Mantsjoe keizer. Tibet en de Mantsjoes kregen een patroon-priesterrelatie. In ruil hiervoor kregen ze bescherming. Tibet bleef wel onafhankelijk en maakte nooit deel uit van het Mantsjoerijk. Echter probeerde de Mantsjoes invloed uit te oefenen, bijvoorbeeld door bemoeien met de zoektocht naar nieuwe reïncarnaties van de Dalai Lama. Zij kozen dan de kandidaten, en de Tibetanen kozen dan

  • Issue of Tibet

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    Issues of Tibet “The Chinese are practicing cultural genocide in Tibet” (Tofani 3). The quotation said by the Dalai Lama accurately describes what exactly is going on in Tibet. The issue in Tibet and the so called “cultural genocide” coined by the Dalai Lama can be briefly explained by the specifics on the problem in Tibet, the causes of the problem which is embedded into Tibet’s history of invasion and oppression, and the various solutions and relief groups dedicated to freeing Tibet. The

  • Study Of Religion 1 Unit- Buddhism

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    their spiritual leader Tenzin Gyatso, his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. With Tenzin Gyatso’s influence as the significant person of Buddhism and quotes from Buddhaghosa and Dogen, this essay will analyse the impact that the Buddhist teachings of worship (Puja) and bioethics have on individuals and the community of the faith. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” the Dalai Lama. Puja is the worship of the Buddhist faith. The Dharma is

  • The Dalai Lama’s Government in Exile

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    The Dalai Lama’s Government in Exile Soft Policies on Tough Politics If I had to ask the Dalai Lama one question concerning the behalf of his exiled government and the status of his people, I know exactly what it would be. How can you preach non-violence and compassion while watching your people in Tibet suffer such inhumane punishments for simply having national and spiritual pride? As an established political and spiritual leader of any given nation, the first and foremost obligation

  • Democratic Development in Dharamsala

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    Democratic Development in Dharamsala The year 1959 brought enormous changes to the life of Tenzin Gyatso, Tibet’s fourteenth Dalai Lama. At the age of fifteen, he was forced to assume political power as Tibet’s supreme temporal ruler. Although the Dalai Lama does not traditionally assume secular power until the age of eighteen, advances made by the Chinese Red Army forced him to ascend to this position prematurely. Needless to say, there was an immense amount of pressure on the teenaged boy:

  • Jingle Bells

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    The Future of Tibet: The Dalai Lama's role as an international celebrity, and Nobel peace prize winner, has strengthened the Tibetan cause in recent years. Portrayal of the Dalai Lama in the media, and in movies such as Seven Years in Tibet has successfully publicized the movement. It has furthermore put international pressure on China. Viewed by the outside world as an oppressor of a peaceful people, China is constantly criticized by foreign advocates and governments. This has affected China's

  • The Tibetan Struggle for Independence

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    others they remain a joke. Many people wonder how a country with such a large populous of people, has managed to keep their freedom struggle non-violent for so long? Part of the answer lies within the ability and personality of their leader, the Dalai Lama, and his firm belief in Buddhism. His uncompromising attitude towards violence and his unquestioned moral authority among the Tibetan people have prevented people in Tibet and in exile from taking up arms. The other part lies within the knowledge

  • The Importance Of The Tibetan Culture

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    suppression of religion and Tibetan culture. Often called “The Top of the World,” Tibet sits between central, east, and south Asia. The mountains, lakes and rivers in Tibet add to the peaceful culture that should be flowing throughout the country. The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, stated this: “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” Tibetan culture is being taken away from the people who live there. The Chinese state that occupies

  • Tibet - 800 Years of Political Unrest

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    and thus tightened their grip, going so far as to place officials in different cities and towns. It is debatable how much power these "ambans" as they were known, wielded; yet China claims that they had "equal standing with the Dalai Lama and the Bainqen Erdeni (Panchen Lama)" (China White Paper, p8)(this is their case that the Tibet's fell under a tighter grip), yet this claim seems rather farfetched as during the time of a Manchu expansion under the Qianlong Emperor (1736-95), the "ambans" were instructed

  • Oracles: A Way Of The Past?

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    situations where “the chief medium became the playball of political intrigues.”[2] The present Tibetan government in exile continues to heavily rely on the state-oracle oracle and others including a rainmaker and two other oracles, who are part of the Dalai Lama’s core group of advisors. Some even claim that the state-oracle oracle’s influence has never been as dominant as it is now in Dharamsala, the home of the Tibetan community in exile[3]. The Tibetan government needs to rectify this imbalance of

  • The Art Of Happiness : A Handbook For Living

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    the Dalai Lama XIV and Howard C. Cutler, M.D., who identify many possible components that could lead to a happy and satisfying life. Their approach combines and integrates the thoughts of East and West; Buddhist principles and practices on one hand and Western science and psychology on the other. Many everyday difficulties are highlighted in this book, and Dalai Lama and Dr. Cutler attempts to help the readers find appropriate solutions in order to find a balanced and lasting happiness. Dalai Lama’s

  • Buddhism, Religion, Culture And Society

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    that are rules to live by to access the highest level of belief and to reach a peaceful state (Hanh, n.d). Where do these peaceful actions and nonviolent gestures originate from in the Buddhist religion? With the assistance of peace activists Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, these techniques are created and have an impact on peace building in the Buddhist religion, culture and society. Buddhism was introduced roughly 2,500 years ago in the Indian culture through philosophical conversations in the

  • Media Coverage of the China-Tibet Talks

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    against Jiang. Liu goes on to say, “ As for Tibet, Jiang claims to have had ‘good relations’ with the late Panchen Lama” (39). Note the word ‘claims’ here. The use of the word implies some sort of doubt in Jiang’s trustworthiness. In the other half of the article, Liu mentions the Dalai Lama. But the article appears to paint him in a very positive way by stating “ that the Dalai Lama has publicly given up hope of obtaining independence for Tibet, seeking instead some form of autonomy. Visiting Paris