The 14th Dalai Lama is the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was born in 1935 and was selected as the 14th Dalai Lama at the age of two. Many Tibetans around the world regard the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader. He fled from China in 1959 and has not returned since. He is known as a charismatic speaker and lifelong advocate for human rights and religious freedom for Tibetans inside Tibet.
The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last in his line of Tibetan spiritual leaders, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland.Monday, 8 September, 2014, 4:23pm 10 comments
Norway celebrated the 200th anniversary of its constitution over the weekend, as a controversy rumbled on about the country having betrayed its democratic principles by snubbing the Dalai Lama to please China.19 May 2014 - 3:27am 1 comment
Amid reports that police opened fire on a Tibetan gathering in Sichuan province, the country's top ethnic affairs official has called for "an absolute fight against the Dalai Lama clique".10 Jul 2013 - 4:48am
At least six Tibetans were injured when Chinese paramilitary police fired on a crowd that was attempting to commemorate the Dalai Lama’s birthday in a volatile part of western China, sources in the exile Tibetan community said on Monday.8 Jul 2013 - 9:53pm
The Tibetan government-in-exile in India on Tuesday announced plans for a four-day campaign to bring global pressure on China in a bid to end a string of self-immolations in their Himalayan homeland.30 Jan 2013 - 11:27am
Beijing is ramping up the rhetoric against the Dalai Lama before 2013, which has been declared "International Year of Tibet Independence" by pro-independence activists, as state media launch a joint denunciation of the Tibetan spiritual leader.11 Dec 2012 - 4:00am 3 comments
The British government banned two ministers from meeting the Dalai Lama during his visit this summer, prompting them to accuse London of bowing to pressure from Beijing, it emerged yesterday.4 Dec 2012 - 5:45am
The British government blocked two ministers from meeting the Dalai Lama during a visit here this summer, prompting them to accuse London of bowing to pressure from Beijing, it emerged Monday.3 Dec 2012 - 11:05pm
A South African court ruled yesterday that officials "unreasonably delayed" a decision about whether to grant the Dalai Lama a visa for a planned 2011 trip, largely out of fears of angering the Chinese government.30 Nov 2012 - 4:23am
Two dozen Tibetans have set themselves on fire in western China this month in a dramatic acceleration of the protests against authoritarian Chinese rule, activist groups say.
The surge in self-immolations, along with an increase in large demonstrations, mark a new phase in the Tibetan protests.28 Nov 2012 - 8:18pm
Taiwan has decided to bar the Dalai Lama from entering the island, triggering an angry response from a women’s organisation that had invited him to a meeting there next month, officials said on Thursday.22 Nov 2012 - 4:10pm 1 comment
The Dalai Lama urged Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday to visit Tibet to find out the reasons for a spate of self-immolations, after Beijing accused him of instigating the deadly protests.14 Nov 2012 - 3:03pm
The Dalai Lama said on Monday that China is more interested in criticising him than finding the reason behind a spate of Tibetan self-immolations threatening to mar the Communist Party’s leadership change. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters in Japan that Beijing is not looking “seriously” at the protests taking place across the country during the highly choreographed meeting.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A former Buddhist monk set himself on fire in Tibet on Thursday but has survived, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet group said.
His protest came shortly after the mainland's top police chief visited a predominantly Tibetan area in Sichuan where there have been a series of self-immolations this year.3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
During the monsoon in Dharamsala, everything seems to come to a halt.
Sometimes the electricity fails. Other times, rain tests the simple, tin-roofed houses. The roads become potholed every year, and get repaired every year, but never for good.30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am