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China tests Tibetan monks, nuns for loyalty to communist party rule

March 29, 2019 3:12 am0 comments
China tests Tibetan monks, nuns for loyalty to communist party rule

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’19) – China says more than 30,000 Buddhist monks and nuns in Tibet Autonomous Region had been tested on Mar 25 for their knowledge on laws and regulations, with ostensible aim to improve their legal awareness and consciousness. Shorn of the propaganda euphemism, however, the Buddhist community was examined […]

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Nyingma Tibetan Buddhists select Dzogchen Rinpoche as new head

January 18, 2019 2:16 am0 comments
Nyingma Tibetan Buddhists select Dzogchen Rinpoche as new head

(TibetanReview.net, Jan17’19) – The heads of the principal monasteries of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have on Jan 15 chosen the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche Jigme Losel Wangpo as their new leader. This followed the sudden passing away in Nov 2018 of Kathok Getse Rinpoche in Nepal, who held that […]

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Programmes launched to train teachers and government minders at Tibet’s religious centres in renewed Sinicization drive

December 14, 2018 5:15 am0 comments
Programmes launched to train teachers and government minders at Tibet’s religious centres in renewed Sinicization drive

(TibetanReview.net, Dec13, 2018) – China said Dec 11 that it had launched in Tibet’s capital Lhasa a five-year training programme for Tibetan Buddhism teaching staff with the aim to better adapt Tibetan Buddhism to socialist society, which is part of the sinicization of religion drive reemphasized during the 19th Communist […]

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The Dalai Lama’s Clarion Call

December 6, 2018 12:27 am4 comments
The Dalai Lama’s Clarion Call

Rob Hogendoorn* points out how alleged sexual misbehaviour of a few Tibetan Buddhist masters based in the West is a legitimate concern with regard to the public image of Tibetan Buddhism and suggests that the Dalai Lama has led the way for other leaders to act on the issue. (TibetanReview.net, […]

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China wants Tibetan Buddhism to help strengthen BRI in Central, south Asia, condemns Dalai Lama

October 20, 2018 1:30 am0 comments
China wants Tibetan Buddhism to help strengthen BRI in Central, south Asia, condemns Dalai Lama

(TibetanReview.net, Oct19, 2018) – China has organized a conference of Tibetan monks and scholars over Oct 16-17 in Qinghai Province to discuss ways in which Buddhism could better serve China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) and resist separatism. Guided by the core socialist values, the symposium aimed to encourage Tibetan […]

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Centre denies links with alleged sexual-abuse lama

October 15, 2018 4:46 am0 comments
Centre denies links with alleged sexual-abuse lama

(TibetanReview.net, Oct14, 2018) Dear Sir, Regarding the article published in Tibetan Review on September 16th, 2018, “Top Tibetan Buddhist leaders to hear sex abuse allegations against lamas in the West?” in which Lama Kunzang Dorje (M. Robert Spatz) is mentioned, we would like to bring to your attention the following […]

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Dalai Lama: Sexual abuse lamas don’t care about Buddhist teaching

September 17, 2018 11:33 pm0 comments
Dalai Lama: Sexual abuse lamas don’t care about Buddhist teaching

(TibetanReview.net, Sep17, 2018) – The Dalai Lama has let it be known Sep 16, arriving in The Hague for the second leg of his four-nation tour of Europe, that he had learnt about the sexual assault allegations against some Tibetan Buddhist masters in the West as far back as 25 […]

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China embarrassed as scandal forces its top Buddhist leader to step down

September 3, 2018 12:18 am0 comments
China embarrassed as scandal forces its top Buddhist leader to step down

(TibetanReview.net, Sep02, 2018) – China is said to be desperately looking for a new face of Buddhism after its incumbent, Master Xuecheng, lost his face and position amid allegations of sexual harassment of two nuns as it prepares to host its 5th World Buddhist Forum (WBF) in Oct 2018. Xuecheng […]

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Atheist Chinese cadres to micromanage top Tibetan Buddhist academy, monastery

January 27, 2018 12:12 am0 comments
Atheist Chinese cadres to micromanage top Tibetan Buddhist academy, monastery

(TibetanReview.net, Jan26, 2018) – With the appointment of a total of nearly 200 Communist Party cadres, required to be committed atheists, in top finance, security and admission roles, the Communist Party of China has effected a complete takeover of the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, one of the world’s top centres […]

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Monks and nuns being trained to integrate Tibetan Buddhism with ethos of Chinese rule

December 1, 2017 10:25 pm0 comments
Monks and nuns being trained to integrate Tibetan Buddhism with ethos of Chinese rule

(TibetanReview.net, Nov30, 2017) – China has begun training Tibetan monks and nuns to integrate Buddhism with Chinese culture in keeping with the requirements outlined by the 19th five-yearly national congress of the Communist Party of China held in Beijing Oct 18-24, reported timesofindia.com Nov 29, citing China’s state media which […]

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