OHHDL urges public to pray ahead of Dalai Lama’s knee treatment

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 6: The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL) has recently issued an appeal to the general public, asking them to recite the Medicine Buddha mantra ahead of His Holiness’s upcoming knee treatment in the United States.  The medicine Buddha, or Bhaisajyaguru, is a significant figure in Tibetan Buddhism […]

Dalai Lama wishes PM Narendra Modi on election win

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, June 5: Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, to congratulate him and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on their victory in the Indian general election (Lok Sabha elections). In his message to PM Narendra Modi, the Dalai Lama stated, “It […]

Three distinguished Tibetans to be honoured for freedom and democracy

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 5: The United States government funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has announced it will honour three distinguished figures in the Tibetan community for their relentless contributions to freedom and democracy. At the upcoming annual ward event on June 13, well-known Tibetan activist Lhadon Tethong, and Tibetan educationist turned activist Dr. Gyal […]

Tibetan women’s football team withdraws from CONIFA 2024 after visa roadblock

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 4: The Tibetan Women’s Football Team has withdrawn from the Confederation of Independent Football Association (CONIFA) Women’s World Football Cup 2024 after the team was unable to secure visa to travel aboard on time. Scheduled to compete in Norway from June 4th to 8th, the team faced insurmountable visa delays, […]

Lakes in Tibet to expand 50% by 2100 due to climate change: Study

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, June 4: The surface area of numerous lakes on the Tibetan Plateau could increase by more than 50% by the end of the century due to global warming, while lakes around the world shrink, according to a new study titled “Widespread societal and ecological impacts from projected Tibetan Plateau lake expansion”. The […]

Dalai Lama congratulates Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim CMs on election victories

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 3: The foremost Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama extended his heartfelt congratulations on Monday to Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, and Prem Singh Tamang, Chief Minister of Sikkim, following their respective election victories.  In his congratulatory messages, the Dalai Lama acknowledged the progress and development […]

Dalai Lama to visit the United States for knee treatment

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, June 3: The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is set to travel to the United States later this month for medical treatment on his knees, his office said Monday. A statement on his official website  and social media handle read, “This is to inform all concerned that no engagements, […]

Tibetans in Dharamshala vote in the 2024 Indian general elections

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, June 1: Hundreds of Tibetans with voter ID voted at the Bhagsunath polling station in Dharamshala during the final phase of the 2024 Indian General Election, on Saturday. Tibetans all over India with voter ID have cast their votes in the Lok Sabha election over the course of the last few weeks. […]

Deep-fake video of Buddhist teacher soliciting donation sparks concern

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, May 31: In a shocking incident of online fraud, cybercriminals created an AI generated deep fake video of Mingyur Rinpoche, a well-known Buddhist teacher appealing his followers for donations, sparking concerns of a new threshold of scam and fraud. In recent years, the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has given […]

DYSA Mundgod beats Gullathalla FC to win 29th GCM Gold Cup

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, May 30: In a thrilling conclusion to the 29th edition of the Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup tournament held in Hunsur Rabgyaling settlement in South India, Doeguling Youth Sports Association (DYSA) Mundgod emerged victorious over Gullathalla Youth Association Football Club, securing their fourth GCMGC title in a dramatic 3-2 win in extra […]