Nepal okays Shamarpa’s funeral, set for Jul 31

July 31, 2014 3:27 pm0 comments
Nepal okays Shamarpa’s funeral, set for Jul 31

(TibetanReview.net, Jul31, 2014) – Following sustained lobbying by his followers, Nepal has finally permitted the body of a prominent Tibetan Buddhist teacher to be brought in and cremated in the country as desired by him in his last wishes. Nepali Information Minister Minendra Rijal said a cabinet meeting on Jul […]

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Religious repression in Tibet in 2013 continued to be severe: US Report

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Religious repression in Tibet in 2013 continued to be severe: US Report

(TibetanReview.net, Jul30, 2014) – While there was a growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism among ordinary Chinese people, repression of religious freedom was severe across Tibet in 2013. Also, ethnic Tibetans were subjected to all manners of discrimination in mainland China, said the United States in its latest annual global religious […]

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Dalai Lama to be offered long-life prayers on his 80th birthday

July 30, 2014 11:24 pm0 comments
Dalai Lama to be offered long-life prayers on his 80th birthday

(TibetanReview.net, Jul30, 2014) –The Dalai Lama is to be offered a grand long-life ceremony on the occasion of his 80th birthday next year. The event, meant to “express our gratitude and reverence to his remarkable contribution to the Tibetan cause and universal values,” will take place on Jun 21, which […]

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Deputy PM said to hold up Nepali permit for Shamarpa last rites

July 27, 2014 4:38 pm0 comments
Deputy PM said to hold up Nepali permit for Shamarpa last rites

(TibetanReview.net, Jul27, 2014) –If direct Chinese pressure was not behind Nepal’s reversal of decision on permitting the body of the late 14th Shamarpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist leader, being brought into the country for his final rites, fear of offending Beijing certainly was, according to a myrepublica.com report Jul 25. […]

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Hardline Sri Lankan monk questions Dalai Lama over plea against violence

July 24, 2014 4:38 pm0 comments
Hardline Sri Lankan monk questions Dalai Lama over plea against violence

(TibetanReview.net, Jul24, 2014) –Miffed by his recent calls on Buddhist majorities in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to end the violence against the Muslim minorities, a hardline Buddhist leader in the latter country has hit back at the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader and the 1989 Nobel Peace laureate. Galagoda […]

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Exile Tibetans asked to rally behind autonomy plea in new drive

July 22, 2014 3:35 pm0 comments
Exile Tibetans asked to rally behind autonomy plea in new drive

(TibetanReview.net, Jul22, 2014) –The Chinese government which must respond to it positively in order for it to have any objective meaning continues to be in contemptuous dismissal of it. But this has not stopped the exile Tibetan Administration at Dharamshala, India, from launching on Jul 18 a new campaign calling […]

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Tibetan MPs in exile seek Indian help for China dialogue

July 20, 2014 3:05 pm0 comments
Tibetan MPs in exile seek Indian help for China dialogue

(TibetanReview.net, Jul20, 2014) – A delegation of exile Tibetan MPs have met with a series of prominent and sympathetic members of Indian parliament to seek their support for a five-point petition they presented to them. The petition asked India to help bring about a resumption of dialogue between China and […]

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Petitioner to appeal for reinstatement of Tibet genocide cases in Spain

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Petitioner to appeal for reinstatement of Tibet genocide cases in Spain

(TibetanReview.net, Jul19, 2014) –The main petitioner in the Tibet genocide lawsuits against five retired leaders of China, including two former presidents, has vowed to appeal a Jun 23 High Court ruling which upheld by a 9-7 vote a parliamentary annulment of those cases. Calling the National Court’s decision a result […]

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US Congressman again asks China to open up Tibet

July 18, 2014 4:20 pm0 comments
US Congressman again asks China to open up Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Jul18, 2014) –US Congressman Joe Pitts has on Jul 15 called on China to live up to its oft repeated claim that Tibet is open to all visitors from abroad. “This is a matter of basic fairness and is critical to ensuring that human rights are protected in Tibet,” […]

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Ladakh Muslims host reception for Dalai Lama

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Ladakh Muslims host reception for Dalai Lama

(TibetanReview.net, Jul18, 2014) –The Dalai Lama was on Jul 16 accorded a reception by a Muslim group at Leh, capital of the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The event was held in the Grand Dragon Hotel by his hosts, the Muslim Co-ordination Committee, Leh. The […]

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