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Tha Dalai Lama Condemns Veneration of Shugden

His Holiness’s office put out a statement concluding: [The Dalai Lama] has stated that, as someone in a leadership position, it is his responsibility to speak out against the damaging consequences of this kind of spirit worship. Whether or not his advice is heeded, His Holiness has stated, is a matter for the individual. However, […]

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“Nowhere Near the Scale Required”

There’s been a lot of back and forth over aid to Burma, but the first U.S. plane has just landed. A number of other flights arrived over the weekend and some supplies reached Burma by land. But many foreign experts are still waiting for visas to enter the country and on Sunday, the International Federation […]

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Burma Slow to Recover; Torch climbs Everest

Five days after the storm, Burma’s main city of Rangoon is paralyzed and lacks basic services, but the death toll there was small, 400 or so, compared with the Irrawaddy Delta. Food, water, and other necessities are desperately needed on the delta, which was slammed by the incoming storm, and aid teams are stuck waiting […]

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Japanese temple backs out of route

Thanks to Marcus for pointing this one out: A Japanese Buddhist temple has removed itself from the torch’s route. Japan and China continue to disagree over whether Tibet is an international issue or just a domestic issue of China’s. Edward Gomez notes the rhetoric is running high: China stoked the nationalist fires and is now […]

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The Torch in India, Australia

The relay begins amid heavy security in New Delhi. Meanwhile, China cancels its plan to open Tibet on May 1st and seals the borders. And if you wonder why Nepal is cracking down on protesters so hard: Chinese security police in athletic wear can be seen lounging in tea shops and strolling the sole street […]

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Burma Peace Walk; Donna Karan’s Urban Zen

Here’s a collection of links on the recent Burma Peace Walk and other Buddhist activities in the Bay Area, courtesy of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship: ABC7 Local Network Coverage: Monks march through Golden Gate http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id=6070807 KRON 4 NEWS Video: Burmese Monks and Supporters Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1496480847&channel=1274168794 Burma April 9 Torch Protest Featured Coverage: […]

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Tibet Links, April 14, 2008

Nine monks arrested for allegedly planting a bomb: China has arrested nine monks for a bomb attack on a government building in Tibet last month, an official said yesterday. Tibetan support groups warned that it was impossible to verify the claims because the authorities do not allow independent observers into the region. The state-run Xinhua […]

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More on, what else? The torch

The U.S. has hurt China’s feelings again: An indignant China said Friday the U.S. “seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people” when Congress passed a resolution calling on Beijing to stop cracking down on Tibetan dissent and talk to the Dalai Lama. Athletes who show support for Tibet may be expelled from the Olympics […]

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The Games Must Go On – DL

The Dalai Lama on the ’08 Games: The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he supported Beijing’s hosting of the Summer Olympics, but he insisted that pro-Tibet demonstrators had the right to voice their opinions during the international torch relay as long as they refrained from violence. Tomorrow morning he’ll speak to Ann Curry on NBC’s […]

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