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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.


Buddhists call for strong Paris climate deal to limit warming

By Matt McGrath, BBC, 29 October 2015

The Dalai Lama is one of 15 leading Buddhists who are urging politicians towards a climate agreement

Paris, France -- Senior Buddhists have called on world leaders to agree a new climate change agreement at a conference in Paris next month.


The Dalai Lama Says Buddhist Culture Most Important to Him

by Ashwini Bhatia, Associated Press, Oct 10, 2015

DHARMSALA, India --  The Dalai Lama said Saturday he considered it most important to preserve the Buddhist culture that has helped the Tibetan people live together even in exile.


The Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery

by James Blumenthal, Info-Buddhism.com, Oct 8, 2015

Much controversy has been stirred with the establishment of the "new" Nalanda University in Bihar, India. Heavily criticized for neglecting Buddhism, just how much of it has been diverted from the original Nalanda U? Prof James Blumenthal gives a run down on the luminaries that made the original Nalanda one of the greatest learning center in the world.

Oregon, USA -- Nalanda Monastic University was the greatest center of Buddhist learning in India’s glorious past. With upwards of 30,000 monks and nuns including 2,000 teachers living, studying and practicing there during its heyday, Nalanda was unmatched.


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