Posts Tagged ‘Dalai Lama’

Dalai Lama apologises for saying female successor must be attractive Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

The office of the Dalai Lama has said that he is “deeply sorry” for again saying that his successor could only be a woman if she was also attractive. The Spiritual Leader of Tibetan Buddhism, 83, made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC last week. In 2015, he first said that while Read more

Dalai Lama speaks of pretty women and Europe for Europeans Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if migrants are not returned to their home countries, the Dalai Lama warns. The Dalai Lama (83), the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959. In a recent interview with the BBC, he opened up about his views on Read more

Dalai Lama suggests refugees go home Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Dalai Lama says refugees should return to their homelands. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhist people says in his opinion Europeans should be the sole decider of politics in Europe. He made his comments in Malmo, Sweden. Malmo is a city with a significant immigrant population. The Dalai Lama went on to say Read more

Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse among Buddhist teachers Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Dalai Lama says he has known about sexually abusive Buddhist teachers since the 1990s. These allegations are “nothing new,” he says. The Dalai Lama, who is the Tibetan spiritual leader, was visiting the Netherlands when he commented publicly about sex abuse. He had been invited to visit the Netherlands by four victims of sexual Read more

Dalai Lama mocks Donald Trump Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Exiled Tibetian leader, the Dalai Lama, has been interviewed on British morning television with Piers Morgan. Morgan asked the Dalai Lama what he thought of Donald Trump.Read more Related Posts:Donald Trump explains who Jesus is for himQuiz: Who said it Jesus or Trump?Bishop Tamaki backs President TrumpTrump advisor to speak at Wellington church conference

Between the Dalai Lama and McKinsey’s Comments 0

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Characterizations of Pope Francis abound. In something that hasn’t happened since 1979, when John Paul II did it, Pope Francis this week made the Time magazine cover story everywhere in the world except the United States – which went with a story about the ‘not guilty’ verdict in a case against a white man who Read more

Dalai Lama meets church leaders Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

More than 30 Dunedin church leaders, including Bishop Colin Campbell, and representatives of the Dunedin Interfaith Council greeted His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet on the steps of St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral last Tuesday. The welcome was followed by a discussion on Maori beliefs at the University of Otago Clocktower Building. On Monday, in Read more

Dalai Lama in row over conversions Comments 0

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Statements by the Dalai Lama against conversions and the work of missionaries are causing confusion and opposition among many Christians in Asia. Attempting to condemn bad proselytism, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism spoke against conversions and changing from one religion to another. His position was seen as support for the policies of the radical Read more

Dalai Lama: religion no longer adequate Comments 0

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Dalai Lama has told his Facebook followers that “religion is no longer adequate” to satisfy all the ills of the world. The Tibetan Buddhist leader, who has 4.3 million Facebook fans, posted this status update on Monday last: “All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can Read more

Compassion made easy Comments 0

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

All the major religions place great importance on compassion. Whether it’s the parable of the good Samaritan in Christianity, Judaism’s “13 attributes of compassion” or the Buddha’s statement that “loving kindness and compassion is all of our practice,” empathy with the suffering of others is seen as a special virtue that has the power to Read more