His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on the Path to Happiness at the Civic Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand on June 12, 2013. The Tibetan spiritual leader is currently on a fortnight’s visit to New Zealand and Australia during which he is scheduled to give a series of teachings and public talks. (Photo/dalailama.com/Cally Stockdale)
Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Gyuto monastery will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury festival in Somerset, England from June 26 to 30. According to The Independent, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has extended “full support” for the monks’ performance at Glastonbury festival, best known for its contemporary music.
Chinese diplomats have threatened and harassed a French journalist after he visited Tibet and secretly filmed a documentary which was broadcast last month on France 24. Cyril Payen was able to obtain a seven-day visa to Lhasa, Tibet’s ancient capital, which has been off limits to journalists since the 2008 uprisings against China’s rule.