His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Nubra Valley

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Thursday morning arrived in the Nubra Valley by a plane. His Holiness was received by a warm welcome from the leaders of all the sections of the community in the valley at the Thoise airport and later presented a welcome ceremony at the Disket Monastery.

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Kalmykia Buddhists Demand Russia to Issue Visa for Dalai Lama Visit

Kalmykia, a Russian Republic has called on the Russian government in Moscow to provide to the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit the republic. Kalmykia Buddhists are fighting against a tough stand taken by Moscow as the spiritual leader has not been issued the visa for a visit to the region in the last 14 years.

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Chinese Police Brutally Assaults Tibetan Villagers

The local Chinese police have launched a violent tear-gas assault on Tibetan villagers in Qinghai’s Yulshul prefecture who were protesting over a mining project at their local mountains. The violent suppression of local Tibetan villagers last week led to the end of two month long protest against the suspected Chinese mining operations.

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Mipham Rinpoche Steps Down as Shambala Head Over Sexual Assault Claims

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist Organizations in the West, Shambala Internation with over 200 centers across 30 countries has stepped down from the administrative and teaching responsibilities after allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The statement informed that the religious is going into a period of ‘self-reflection’.

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