Dalai Lama arrives in Gaya

Amidst tight security, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here today to participate in a nine-day long Buddhist festival, Kalchakra Puja.

Lhasa woollen market in Patna gutted

A major fire has completely destroyed Patna’s famous Lhasa woollen market. Tibetan refugees set up this market every winter and for many of them earnings made in Patna see them through the year.

Two ‘spies’ held before Dalai Lama visit

A Tibetan security guard and a Chinese woman were detained here by police on suspicion of spying, hours before Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was due to arrive, police said Tuesday.

Indian police boost security for Dalai Lama

Police in eastern India said on Tuesday they had stepped up security as the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrived for a Buddhist festival expected to draw about 80,000 devotees.

Spy who loves Karmapa aide

Police here faced their first test today — ahead of the Kalchakra beginning on Thursday — when they spotted a “Chinese spy girl” in the crowd.

Tibetan monks build mandala in Savannah

A Savannah writer concerned about recent violence in his city has called on Tibetan monks to bring peace. In response to a request from Murray Silver, the monks started a two-week project Monday to create an intricate mandala, a detailed Buddhist sand design symbolizing the universe.