Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalist Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected president of Sri Lanka, the pope meets with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch, and rival Karmapas co-author a prayer. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
A monumental meeting between Tibetan Buddhist leaders Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Thaye Dorje, who both hold claims to the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, signals the end of a decades-old sectarian divide.
Karmapa Thaye Dorje announces his first child, the Dalai Lama clarifies his refugee comments, and Buddhist teachers start a voter registration drive. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.