A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, living in exile in India, are doing a “sacred arts tour” this month in the US. They’re demonstrating an ancient artistic and spiritual practice, creating big, colorful sand mandalas. They say Buddhist traditions like this are under threat because of Chinese government policies in their historic homeland of Tibet.
It's been 60 years since the Tibetan uprising in Lhasa prompted the Dalai Lama to flee his palace.
After death comes for a rinpoche — a Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, imbued with supernatural powers — he or she may choose to reincarnate as an infant. Such was the extraordinary fate of a child named Padma Angdu, identified as a rinpoche in 2010. He was only 6 years old. A new documentary follows him as he grows into his destiny.
Kilian Jornet says his second climb in a week "opens up a new realm of possibilities in alpinism and I’m really happy to have done it."
A Tibetan student won't be allowed to carry her country's flag in a graduation ceremony's parade of flags. UMass Amherst says it's policy. Kalsang Nangpa says it's discrimination.
Comic artists in Taiwan and Hong Kong started a Facebook page, the Blonde Dalai Lama, after the Tibetan Buddhist leader's comments that he may be reincarnated as an attractive, “mischievous blonde woman.”
The recent agreement between the US and China to reduce greenhouse emissions made headlines — and rightly so. It was a big step for both nations. But, striking a balance between environmental protection and economic ascendance is much more complicated than that. In China especially, it seems, for every step forward, there are often two steps back. Its actions in Tibet are a prime example, according to a newly-published book.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement is spilling out into city streets around the world. Take in the scene from New York.
Hello Kitty has earned herself millions of fans the world over since debuting in the 1970s — but a recent revelation from the company behind Hello Kitty has rocked many fans' world. That story in today's Global Scan.
American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.