Dalai Lama

  • Dalai Lama takes first dose, appeals to get Covid-19 jab
    Dharamsala, March 6 (IANS) Appealing to get themselves vaccinated, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is revered as a 'living god', on Saturday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in a state-run hospital near his residence here in Himachal Pradesh, doctors said. After getting the jab, the 85-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate thanked the Central and the state governments for facilitating him to get the jab at the Zonal Hospital in Dharamsala. He appealed to a
  • Dalai Lama's words of wisdom amid pandemic
    New Delhi, February 2 (PTI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama shares quotes and words of wisdom to deal with the new realities of the panic-stricken world along with how to combat rising extremism, polarity and climate change besides his views on Tibet in his new book. "The Little Book of Encouragement", which has 130 quotes, is edited by Renuka Singh and published by Penguin Random House. The Dalai Lama says as one among the more than seven billion human beings
  • Tibetans hopeful of seeing Biden host the Dalai Lama
    Dharamsala, January 24 (IANS): Tibetans are hopeful of being united with the States once again with their globetrotting spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has a special relationship with US presidents that began with a gold watch, calling on President Joe Biden soon for substantive discussions. After a four-year unusual exception of President Donald Trump, they feel Biden will continue a decades-old practice of the deep and enduring affinity between Americans and Tibetans that ha
  • Dalai Lama congratulates US President Biden
    Dharamsala, January 21 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday wrote to Joe Biden to offer his profound congratulations to the latter on becoming the 46th President of the US. "As someone deeply concerned with the ecological crisis our planet faces, I am so pleased that you are elevating the issue of climate change to your highest priority and that the US is rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. Global warming is an urgent threat to the whole world and to the
  • Dalai Lama congratulates Pelosi on 4th term as US Speaker
    Dharamsala, January 5 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has congratulated Nancy Pelosi on securing a fourth term as Speaker of the US House of Representatives. He also wished her a Happy New Year. "I have no doubt," he wrote, "that as Speaker of the House, you will continue to play a crucial role in advancing the hopes and aspirations of the people of the United States, while also helping to shape a more peaceful and harmonious world. "As alwa
  • Dalai Lama's 2nd autobiography translated into Assamese
    Dharamsala, November 30 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's second autobiography 'Freedom in Exile' has been translated into Assamese by eminent writer Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, a recipient of the Padma Shri, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Monday. Published by Bhaskar Dutta Baruah, the Assamese version of the book is titled 'Prabasat Mukta'. First published in 1991 in the US, 'Freedom in Exile' as explained by the spiritual
  • Dalai Lama congratulates NZ PM, wishes success in meeting challenges
    Dharamsala, October 19 (IANS): Upon receiving the news of her party's resounding victory in the 2020 New Zealand general elections, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama wrote to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and congratulated her on the landslide win, his office said on Monday. "I admire the courage, wisdom and leadership you have shown in these challenging times," he wrote. "I particularly applaud the way you have responded with calm, compassion and respect
  • Dalai Lama expresses solidarity with Assam flood victims
    DHARAMSALA, JULY 17 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to express solidarity with the victims of the unprecedented floods in the state which have so far claimed 71 lives and affected over 40 lakh people.   "The monsoon rains in Assam and other parts of India bring destruction and great suffering to people year after year," the Dalai Lama observed.   "Unfortunately, this year the sit
  • US envoy admires Dalai Lama for seeking freedom for Tibetans
    Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Reaffirming Washington's continued support to the Tibetan cause, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, on Monday greeted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday by admiring his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans and bringing an end to strife and hostility around the world.   "Your Holiness, it is a special privilege to know you and to be the chief guest at this celebration of your 85th birthday," J
  • Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China
    TAIPEI, July 06 (Reuters): Taiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that would infuriate Beijing which views him as a dangerous separatist.   The Dalai Lama has not visited the Chinese-claimed, democratic island under the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, who first took office in 2016. He last came in 2009.   In a birthday message via video link to supporters in Taiwan on Su
  • Amid tension along LAC, Rijiju, world leaders greet Dalai Lama
    Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS): Amid the heightened tension in India and China's relations due to the border buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju was the first member of the Modi government to greet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday on Monday.   The spiritual leader was also greeted by many world leaders and other dignitaries. Former US President George W. Bush, Speake