US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 06:42

The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also "expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government's interference in Tibetan Buddhists' freedom to ...

Dalai Lama says he feels almost normal as he leaves hospital

Asia & Pacific 04/11/19, 22:13

The Dalai Lama says he feels "normal, almost normal" after leaving a New Delhi hospital where he was treated for a chest infection.The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader spoke after he was discharged on Friday. He had been hospitalized on Tuesday after leaving Dharmsala to consult with doctors in the capital.He ...

The Dalai Lama recovering fast from chest infection

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 23:08

The Dalai Lama has almost recovered from a chest infection and is likely to leave a New Delhi hospital in a day.His spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is feeling much better.The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in the Indian capital and was ...

Dalai Lama hospitalized with chest infection, feeling better

Asia & Pacific 04/09/19, 21:45

The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in the Indian capital with a chest infection and is feeling better, his spokesman said Wednesday.The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital, spokesman Tenzin Taklha said.The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for ...

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

Science 03/19/19, 05:59

A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser, who has written books on topics ranging from ...

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

World 03/10/19, 01:58

China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely biased.The official Xinhua News Agency said in an editorial dated Saturday that economic growth, increases in lifespan and better ...

4 more quotes to help you navigate through life

Culture 03/03/19, 02:53

1. "Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices." —  Benjamin Franklin The awareness and acceptance of one’s own strength and weaknesses is wisdom. This person ceases to look down upon others. He radiates compassion and equanimity and affects positively on those around him. He sees the shortcomings in others as ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 12/06/18, 21:42

An exiled Tibetan lights candles in front of her house in India as Tibetans mark the death anniversary of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism to which the Dalai Lama belongs. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a South Korean provincial governor is escorted ...

One habit to true happiness (Video)

Culture 10/28/18, 19:35

Whether we know it or not, each one of us runs on a program to alleviate suffering and maximize happiness. Here are the most common programs: I want things and more things, I want everything! I want more friends, and stronger bonds with loved ones. Me, give me more love and ...

Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic

New York 09/24/18, 09:58

After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester, Minnesota-based hospital that has been ...

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