Cold Tibet quickly becoming warm, warns Buddhist monk

by Vishal Gulati, IANS, November 22, 2015

Lhasa, Tibet (China)
-- The rate of warming at the Tibetan plateau – the third largest concentration of ice after the south and north poles – is two times greater than the global average, observed a top Buddhist monk who is also an environmentalist. The river systems that flow from the Tibetan plateau go to countries like India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.


Dalai Lama: Stop Praying for Paris - Humans Created This Problem and Humans Must Solve It

By Bethania Palma Markus, Alternet, November 18, 2015

He added his hopes that the record violence of the 20th Century doesn’t continue to bleed into the current one.

Dharmsala, India -- The Dalai Lama offered unusually sage advice for dealing with the terrorist attack on Paris on Friday.  More

Buddhist nuns set to become first generation of 'dons'
IANS, Nov 17, 2015
Dharamsala, India -- Nearly three years ago the globetrotting elderly Buddhist monk the Dalai Lama came out with a perfect prescription for the first time in history to empower the nuns. His decision encouraged them to take up doctorates in philosophy. The first batch of 20 Buddhist nuns is set to become the first generation of women professors in the Tibetan tradition.  More

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