The Dalai Lama

October 17, 2011

On the Issue of My Reincarnation (Part III)

The main purpose of the appearance of a reincarnation is to continue the predecessor’s unfinished work to serve Dharma and beings. In the case of a Lama who is an – Read More...
October 10, 2011

On the Issue of My Reincarnation (Part II)

It seems the Tibetan custom of applying the epithet Tulku (Buddha’s Emanation Body) to recognised reincarnations began when devotees used it as an honorary title, but it has since become – Read More...
October 3, 2011

On the Issue of My Reincarnation

My fellow Tibetans, both in and outside Tibet, all those who follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and everyone who has a connection to Tibet and Tibetans: due to the foresight – Read More...
September 26, 2011

Buddhism and Democracy (Part II)

No system of government is perfect, but democracy is closest to our essential human nature. It is also the only stable foundation upon which a just and free global political – Read More...
September 19, 2011

Buddhism and Democracy

For thousands of years people have been led to believe that only an authoritarian organisation employing rigid disciplinary methods could govern human society. However, because people have an innate desire – Read More...
September 12, 2011

Looking After and Appreciating Our Natural World

These days the environment – the source of life for all beings in the world including Tibet, the Land of Snows – is undergoing extensive degeneration. At this time it – Read More...
September 6, 2011

Purity in Buddhism (Part II)

Over many decades in China, especially during the Cultural Revolution, when the Four Olds were being destroyed, there was a lot of persecution, with opposition to religion and culture being – Read More...
August 29, 2011

Purity in Buddhism

Most Tibetans are poor when it comes to standards of knowledge. Speaking from the religious point of view, there are in our society of six million Tibetans people with astonishing – Read More...
August 22, 2011

With Compassion Comes Peace of Mind

According to Buddhist teaching, there is a very close interdependence between the natural environment and the sentient beings living in it. Some of my friends have told me that basic – Read More...
August 15, 2011

The World from on High

In Tibet, mountains are often considered the abodes of deities. For example, Amnye Machen, a mountain in northeastern Tibet, is regarded as the home of Machen Pomra, one of the – Read More...
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