Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today received the 2012 Templeton Prize and announced that he will give away to charity £1.1m (about $ 1.7 million) in prize money awarded to him.
When I heard today your decision to give me this quite famous award, I really felt this is another sign of recognition about my little service to humanity, mainly, nonviolence and unity around different religious traditions.
Chinese authorities in Lhu Chu region of Amdo, eastern Tibet have forcibly closed down a Tibetan orphanage and arrested two of its teachers. Exile sources have said that the school’s strict adherence to teaching Tibetan language and culture was the reason
In another instance of death due to emotional shock, an elderly Tibetan man died after his son was arbitrarily arrested by Chinese security personnel in March this year. Tsetan Tashi, in his 60s, died of shock after security officers arrested his son, Tsewang Norbu