Tibetan Buddhism

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?

Tibetan Tribute: Dirt Was Never This Symbolic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Tenzing Rigdol, a 32-year-old Tibetan artist living in New York, came up with the idea for the soil project as a way to pay tribute to his father who had hoped to return to his homeland of Tibet before he died.

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...

British Buddhist Monk 'Assassinated' In China

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

A Tibetan- British monk, who set up one of the first Buddhist monasteries in Britain has reportedly been "assassinated" in China. Police in Chengdu...

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?

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...

From Fashion To Buddhism, Could You Give Up Everything That Defines You For The Sake Of Enlightenment?

Daniel Warner | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

This week a friend of mine will walk away from his rapidly growing clothing line. He will switch off his iPhone, turn off his Mac, and drop out from Facebook, Twitter and every other social media. This week my friend will be ordained as a Buddhist monk.

British Monk Self-Immolates In French Monastery

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

A British man has become the first Western Buddhist monk to die through self-immolation after setting fire to himself in the secluded Nalanda monestry...

Can a Buddhist Master be a Political Activist? Tibetan Hunger Strike Hero Says Yes!

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Self-immolations and hunger strikes are very distressing forms of political protest but they have been successful in putting Tibet back into the mainstream media and at visibly showing the collective pain and suffering of the Tibetan people.