When a monk lights himself on fire in protest to raise awareness of China’s religious controls of Tibet, perhaps his message is important enough for us to open our eyes. When the eighth monk does it this year, we need to stand up and pay attention.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama suggested that the death of Osama bin Laden was justified by the United States at a recent talk on the USC campus. The Dalai Lama said if counter-measures are necessary then they must be taken.
The Dalai Lama has announced plans to retire as head of the Tibetan government in exile. Though he’ll still retain his position as spiritual leader of Buddhism, he says the move will leave him more time to work on his golf game.