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Getting to the Dalai Lama is a long and treacherous journey. The religious leader and Tibet’s head of state lives in exile at the foot of the Himalayas, two hours north of New Delhi by airplane. Here in Dharamshala his residence lies on an idyllic hill, right next to a Buddhist temple.
An enterning course offered in London provides to people who have practiced mediation the buddhist principles behinde it, which leads to lose one’s ego
The Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (COV) have agreed on a joint programme designed to meet the demands of more than four million overseas Vietnamese to practise religion
Since the government blocked the access to the conflict area to independant observers, doctors were a precious source of information to understand what went on in the northern part of Sri Lanka.
Natalia Estemirova, a Human Rights’ activist in Chechnya who worked with the Memorial organization, was found killed in Nazran, Ingushetia, after she had disappeared in Gorzny in the morning.
Based on Buddhist principles, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has implemented a unique economic policy called Gross National Happiness.
Western Buddhism stands accused of not being ’authentic’. But will a search for the genuine article lead us anywhere ?
In order to understand the riots which currently go on in Xinjiang, we need to focus on both history of this population and strategic stakes of the Chinese governement in this region.
China’s vast northwest province of Xinjiang is home to a minority Muslim population known as the Uyghurs. Like neighboring Tibet, its people face similar problems: religious restrictions, forced abortions, imprisonment and execution. Yet the plight of Uyghurs is underreported and largely ignored in the West. They practice a moderate interpretation of Islam.
Uyghurs, nomadic people who settled first in Mongolia, are attached to their independance and have a strong cultural identity. As riots go on in Xinjiang, we offer to you to discover their fascinating story.