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  1. Dalai Lama Visits the White House (
      Provides pictures from the visit. 02-10

  1. -Essay: How Peace May Be Achieved Between Tibetans and China (New York Times)
      "One signal is this: For the first time, the Dalai Lama is willing to state that he can accept the socialist system in Tibet under Communist Party rule. This is something that Beijing has always demanded, and, after long discussion, the Dalai Lama has agreed to do so."

      " 'The main thing is to preserve our culture, to preserve the character of Tibet,' the Dalai Lama told me. 'That is what is most important, not politics.' 07-08

  2. Congress to Give the Dalai Lama a Gold Medal (Christian Science Monitor)
      "But on Oct. 18 congressional leaders will present him with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor lawmakers can award. And Bush will attend the ceremony – subtly raising the Dalai Lama's status in terms of diplomatic protocol."

      "The importance of the move can be seen by the reaction of Chinese officials, who see Tibet as a renegade province. They're furious." 10-07

  3. Dalai Lama Debates at Harvard (
      "The Dalai Lama is a lot more playful than your average Harvard professor, which is one reason his appearance at a Harvard psychology conference on Friday was so entertaining." 05-09

  4. Dalai Lama Meets With Muslims (CBS News)
      "The Dalai Lama urged religious leaders Saturday to reach out to Muslims, saying Islam is a compassionate faith that has been unfairly maligned because of a few extremists." 05-09

  5. Dalai Lama Peace Message on March 10 (Awesome Library)
      Provides a message for world peace from H.H. the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Nobel Peace Laureate. 3-02

  6. Dalai Lama Rethinks Succession (
      ""If the Tibetan people want to keep the Dalai Lama system, one of the possibilities I have been considering with my aides is to select the next Dalai Lama while I'm alive," he told the Sankei Shimbun in an interview published November 21st. That could mean either some kind of democratic election among senior Buddhist monks or a personal selection by the current Dalai Lama himself, who is the 14th of the line. For 13 successive incarnations, monks have fanned out across Tibet with relics of the deceased Dalai Lama to try and find his next incarnation — a boy who recognized the objects and thus signaled that the Dalai's soul had passed into a new earthly envelope." 11-07

  7. Dalai Lama a Controversial Lecturer at Neuroscience Event (Guardian Unlimited)
      "The Dalai Lama is at the centre of an unholy row among scientists over his plans to deliver a lecture at a prominent neuroscience conference." 05-09

  8. Dalai Lama to Give Up Ceremonial Role (MSNBC News)
      "The 75-year-old Dalai Lama is the leader of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) branch of Tibetan Buddhism. He led Tibet’s government until he fled his homeland in 1959, nine years after the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marched into the region. Then he became the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, northern India."

      "The duties the Dalai Lama is seeking to give up include addressing the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and signing resolutions. He’s expected to bring up the issue at the parliament’s next session in March."

      "Without the current Dalai Lama to unify the community, senior members of the Tibetan exile community are concerned about their future." 11-10

  9. Dalai Lama's Succession (
      "The buzz among the delegates is the idea that it is possible to know the reincarnation of a senior lama while he is still alive. The Dalai Lama mentioned it recently, stirring up hopes that he would name a direct successor, as well as a fair bit of theological head-scratching. 'It's something about the body, mind and spirit being split in two,' one delegate told me." 11-08

  10. Interview With the Dalai Lama (
      "The Dalai Lama is perhaps one of the most in-demand personalities in the world." 02-07

  11. Meet the Dalai Lama (
      "The Dalai Lama promotes peace, compassion, and tolerance." 08-12

  12. President Bush Meets with Dalai Lama (Washington Times)
      "President Bush yesterday met with Tibet's Dalai Lama to discuss religious persecution in China, a topic Mr. Bush plans to raise with Chinese officials during a visit to Beijing next week."

      "The special election was the most expensive in California history, costing at least $300 million including advertising and administering the poll."

      "The president said this week that he will raise religious freedom as an issue when he meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao.”

      " 'Today's presidential meeting sends a signal that the U.S. government really cares about not only Tibet, but also religious freedom in all of China,' said professor Larry Liu of American University. 'It's a very strong message.' " 05-09

  13. President Obama Meets with the Dalai Lama (CBS News)
      "President Barack Obama held a White House meeting Saturday with the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, hours after China called on the U.S. to rescind an invitation that could sour relations with Beijing."

      "The White House said the 45-minute private session in the Map Room showed Mr. Obama's support for preserving Tibet's culture and protecting human rights, as well as reaffirming his belief that the Chinese government should engage with representatives of the Dalai Lama to resolve their differences." 07-11


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