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Tiger Temple trafficking allegations mount

The Phuket News, Jan 24, 2016

KANCHANABURI, Thailand -- A new report alleging that the famous “Tiger Temple” in Kanchanaburi has been involved in the illegal wildlife trade for more than a decade is expected to increase pressure on Thai authorities to intervene.


Asian Scholars Crafting A Non-Adversarial Approach

By Kalinga Seneviratne, IDN-InDepthNews, Dec 19,

BANGKOK, Thailand -- While a ‘Mindful Communication’ fad is currently sweeping across the United States, a group of Asian scholars and media practitioners gathered here to examine how this traditional Asian way of communication could be adopted to train 21st century journalists to create a media that would promote harmony rather than conflict.


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.


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