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Happy Birthday Tenzin! 5 things you didn't know about the Dalai Lama

Jul 06, 2015

Happy Birthday Tenzin! 5 things you didn't know about the Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama, a spiritual Tibetan symbol, celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday in California with fellow Nobel Prize laureates, celebrities and more than 18,000 followers. While the monk describes his life as modest and simple, his influence is global, reaching far beyond his status as Buddhist and nationalist leader. #World #India #Dalai Lama #Modi #Nehru #Birthday #Buddhism #Monk #5 things you didn't know #Tibetan
Buddhist monk detained for looting graves for skulls to be used in black magic rituals

Apr 21, 2015

Buddhist monk detained for looting graves for skulls to be used in black magic rituals

A 65-year-old Buddhist monk being held by police is accused of looting graves for skulls to be used in black magic rituals #World #NewsTracker #Thailand #News #Bangkok #black magic #detained #graves #Buddhist monk #skulls
1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk

Feb 24, 2015

1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk

A gold-painted Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha hides mummified remains of a high-status monk who lived nearly 1,000 years ago, scientists have found. #China #NewsTracker #Monk #mummified #100 years old
Sri Lankan President Rajapakse cleared to seek re-election

Nov 19, 2014

Sri Lankan President Rajapakse cleared to seek re-election

Sri Lanka's president cleared a final hurdle to seeking re-election on Wednesday when he completed the mandatory four years of his second term, opening the way for snap polls expected in January. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #President #Keheliya Rambukwella #re elections #Mahin Rajapakse #Mohan Samaranayake #JHU #National Heritage Party of Buddhist monks
US blasts Sri Lanka after pro govt activists disrupt war widows meeting

Aug 05, 2014

US blasts Sri Lanka after pro govt activists disrupt war widows meeting

The US embassy said activists led by Buddhist monks stormed the meeting in Colombo on Monday and "behaved threateningly towards the families of the disappeared". #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #US Embassy #Buddhist Monks #war widows #Disappeared families #Free Media Movement
Tibetan monk flees to India after making documentary against China

May 28, 2014

Tibetan monk flees to India after making documentary against China

A Tibetan monk who worked on 2008 documentary film critical of China's rule in the Himalayan region said he escaped Chinese police custody in 2012 and fled to India last week after hiding out for 20 months. #China #NewsTracker #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Monk #Monastery #Himalaya #Chinese Police #China-Tibet #documentary #Tibetan Monk #Golog Jigme #Leaving fear behind #Dhondup Wangchen
Buddhist monks protests Dalai Lama as he visits US

Feb 23, 2014

Buddhist monks protests Dalai Lama as he visits US

Dozens of Buddhists rallied on the streets of San Francisco on Saturday protesting the Dalai Lama, who they say has persecuted followers of an ancient diety that the Tibetan spiritual leader denounced decades ago. #United States #NewsTracker #Dalai Lama #Buddhist Monks
Extremist monk blames Islamic militants for Myanmar bombing

Jul 22, 2013

Extremist monk blames Islamic militants for Myanmar bombing

A firebrand monk blamed Islamic extremists Monday for a small bomb that slightly wounded five people when it went off while he was preaching in Myanmar's second-largest city, though police said it was too early to speculate #Islam #Time magazine #Myanmar #Muslim #Buddhism #Myanmar violence #Monks #Myanmar bombing #religious extremism #Ashin Wirathu