Precious Metal reports: The Dalai Lama has given up on efforts to convince Beijing to grant greater autonomy for Tibet.

James at The Buddhist Blog has an interesting post on gold scratched off Buddha statues in Burma. He asks the very reasonable question, Why are there gold Buddhas in Burma? (He also has a post on Intentional Chocolate, which is as good as he says!) More on the research behind Intentional Chocolate here.

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