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Man Threatens State Banquet

Richard Reoch | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

A man has threatened to embarrass the forthcoming State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen will host the President of China as her guest of honou...

Putting Compassion at the Heart of Progressive Politics

Matt Hawkins | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

There's a phrase doing the rounds in the environmental movement at the moment: "there's no jobs on a dead planet." I can see the appeal. It offers a...

What the Dalai Lama Did Next

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

The audience showed their respect with standing ovations. We then all walked out into the protesting mayhem in the street; people who no doubt were expressing their interests and views, and also want to be happy.

Dalai Lama Says Female Successor Must Be 'Very Attractive, Otherwise Not Much Use'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

The Dalai Lama has prompted outrage after saying that his successor could be a woman - but that she must be “very attractive” or else she would be...

What the Dalai Lama Did Next

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

In the midst of a mini storm outside, the Dalai Lama arrived calm, composed and appearing quite physically strong for his 80 years. He chose immediately to stand up at the microphone for most of the 90 minutes of his talk, only retiring to the 'throne' installed for him centre stage for Q&A at the end.

Action for Happiness: We Need a Movement to Promote Secular Ethics

Richard Layard | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Richard Layard

Today, as in every previous age, people are seeking. They are looking for a philosophy of life and an organisation that represents it... We hope that Action for Happiness can cater to that need, and help to provide the thousands of little gatherings that can make the world a better place.

The Dalai Lama's Simple Solution To The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

His holiness the Dalai Lama has spoken out about the refugee crisis, which is being hailed as the largest movement of people to Europe since the Secon...

Me and the Dalai Lama (I've Never Said That Before...)

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

So, I went to Australia to meet the Dalai Lama, as you do. I was asked to speak at a conference called, "Happiness And Its Causes", like I know? I told them this was not my specialty as I am a cynic but they held out the Dalai Lama as bait, and I bit...

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But...

Conflict at US-Tibetan Exile Event Symptom of Widening Rift

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

After over six decades under occupation, without any sign of a change in policy, it is credit to the many Tibetan exiles and their western supporters who came together to show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet.

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

The Dalai Lama Self-Confirms For Glastonbury

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Dalai Lama appears to have self-confirmed himself for Glastonbury, according to his online schedule of 2015 events. MORE: Oasis to Reunite F...

Cooking for President Obama Was Food for Thought

Chef Damian Trejo | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chef Damian Trejo

Obviously, security needs to be impossibly high, when food and the world's most powerful man are concerned. There are even rumours of the White House's Chef Andrew being Obama's official food taster at public dinners, although I didn't see evidence of this when cooking for him.

Vladimir Putin Is 'Possessed By Satan'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been accused of being possessed by Satan by a church leader and - possibly worse - called "self-centred" by the Dalai Lama. Patr...

COMING UP AT 4.45PM: Interview With The Dalai Lama On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

The Dalai Lama joins HuffPost Live Wednesday for an interview with Willow Bay, which will be simultaneously livestreamed on all of the Huffington Post...

LOOK: Spiritual Guidance For Nico Rosberg And Lewis Hamilton

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Formula 1 drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have both found spiritual support as they prepare for the F1 season. With girlfriend Nicole Scher...

Five Steps to a Total Life Detox!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Detox your friends, discover those who are mood-hoovers. Do you leave a friend feeling better or worse? Focus on those who add to your life and make it better. Find the positive... Things not right, get more in tune with yourself. Get a life coach, there are so many great ones out there!

The Dalai Lama Deserves Criticism, Not Adulation

James Snell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

It is a great insult to the collective intelligence and goodwill of humanity that a man who claims to be the fourteenth reincarnation of a virtually prehistoric Nepalese princeling is granted the attention that he is...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave Bottles It In China

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 3 December 2013... 1) DAVE BOTTLES IT IN CHINA From the Telegraph: "David Cameron avoided a publi...

Brahmacharya, China, and Me

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

I am currently cycling through China and this kerfuffle over a shopping bag has got me thinking about what brahmacharya means to me, and also how a lack of brahmacharya has dramatically affected China.

The Dalai Lama Has Been Talking About Marijuana (While Wearing A Giant Mexican Hat)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Dalai Lama has revealed he supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. He made his comments during a somewhat timely visit to Mexico...

Aung San Suu Kyi, Václav Havel, and the Art of Dissent

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

At Prague's Forum 2000 there are often surprises and touching gestures. What else would you expect from a conference started by a man who rode a scooter down the hallways of Prague castle when he became President and drew a heart as part of his signature?

Not in the Name of the Dalai Lama: Tibetan Reaction to Child Rape Reveals a Deeper Malaise

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

This week it was reported that a five-year old Tibetan girl had been allegedly raped by two Tibetan adult males in the settlement of Mundgod, South India. As shocking as the alleged crime was the revelation that the Mundgod camp officer and settlement officer had encouraged the father of the child not to pursue criminal charges against the men. Why?

'I Have A Dream' To Be Read Out By Human Rights Activists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech will be read out by famous rights activists including Malala Yousafzai, the Dalai Lama, Doreen Lawrence and...

Dalai Lama Admits His Successor Could Be Female As He Praises 'Compassion & Sensitivity' Of Women

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

The Dalai Lama has acknowledged that his successor could be a woman, praising the "sensitivity and compassion" of female leaders. The spiritual le...