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Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China - The Diplomat

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, “the one who carries out Buddha activity.” He belongs to the most ancient lineage in Tibetan Buddhism, predating the Dalai Lama lineage by ...and more »

Obama meets Dalai Lama despite warning from Beijing - Financial Times

President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama at the White House on Wednesday despite a warning from Beijing not to host the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. The White House said that the meeting was “personal” in nature and reflected the president's ...and more »

Obama meets with Dalai Lama, angering China - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama met privately at the White House Wednesday with the Dalai Lama, a session that predictably sparked anger among Chinese officials who accuse the Tibetan spiritual leader of sponsoring a separatist movement. It was ...and more »

Obama and Dalai Lama Meet Over China's Objection - New York Times

HONG KONG — A Chinese official warned on Wednesday that a scheduled meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama in Washington would “undermine mutual trust and cooperation” between the two countries. Hours later, Mr. Obama met with the exiled ...and more »

Barack Obama angers China by meeting Dalai Lama at White House - South China Morning Post

The meeting between US President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been condemned by China – leading Beijing to lodge diplomatic representations with Washington. Obama met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in the ...and more »

Dalai Lama Warns Against Scapegoating Muslims After Orlando Shooting - Huffington Post

The Dalai Lama prays for the victims of the Orlando shooting before speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2016. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday called the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando ...and more »

This Is Why China Got So Angry About Obama's Meeting With the Dalai Lama - TIME

President Obama's Wednesday meeting with the Dalai Lama in Washington ruffled a few feathers in China — around 1.3 billion to be exact, according to China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. The 80-year-old exiled Tibetan leader and global icon ...and more »

The humanist face of religion - The Hindu

Promoting harmony: "The possibilities for training the mind through mindfulness and introspection lie within each one of us." Buddhist followers during celebrations for Vesak day, or Buddha Purnima, in Java, Indonesia. Meenakshi Thapan. June 16, 2016 ...and more »

Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at the White House on Wednesday despite a warning by China that it would damage diplomatic relations. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers ...and more »

Fox News' Bret Baier interviews the Dalai Lama, asks him about 'Caddyshack' -

Fox News anchor Bret Baier is an avid golfer, who has played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Baier on Wednesday interviewed the Dalai Lama after the latter's meeting with President Obama at the White House. At the end of the otherwise serious ...and more »