Karmapa Acquires Foreign Passport, India Wants His Return

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the spiritual head of the Kagyue sect of Tibetan Buddhism during his extended stay in the United States is reported to have acquire a foreign passport for ease of travel across the world. The Indian government has also requested the Tibetan leader to return to his temporal abode in India as per the wish of his followers.

Read more

Dalai Lama Donates to Condole Indonesia Earthquake Hazard

Following the devastating earthquake leading to a Tsunami in Indonesia, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday made a donation to the relief and rescue there to condole the loss of lives and properties. His Holiness expressed his sadness in a letter to the Indonesian President, H.E. Joko Widodo according to official website of his office.

Read more

US House of Representatives Approve Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act

The US House of Representatives in a historic development on Tuesday passed the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. The bipartisan bill introduced Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass) is a tit for tat reaction from the Americans in their dealing with Chinese officials by calling an end to discrimination against Americans who try to enter Tibet.

Read more

Tibetan Spirit is Firm Because of Our Religion and Culture: Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the second day of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Institute in Rikon, Switzerland told that the Tibetan spirit is firm because of their religion and culture. Before attending the second day of celebrations of the Tibet-Institute Rikon’s 50th anniversary, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Swiss television on Saturday.

Read more

India Outlines Tibetan RCs/ICs Surrender Procedure to Apply for Passport

The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India has issued a directive to all the passport issuing authorities on Monday to accept the surrender of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Identity Certificates (ICs) of Tibetan Refugees eligible to apply for Indian passports. The memorandum from the ministry has come in response to a Delhi High court order.

Read more