Danny Fisher has a follow-up post to the Dalai Lama’s statement that he is “giving up” on gaining autonomy for Tibet within the People’s Republic.

Of the DL’s comment, Nicholas Kristof of the Times writes, “I don’t take that with the tone of finality that some do. . .”

And the entertaining and thoughtful Bhikkhu’s Blog is back after a summer-long hiatus! What’s happened in the world since June 13th, and why was Ajahn Punnadhammo gone for so long? Something to do with a cup of coffee and an “inexcusable lapse of mindfulness.”

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