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Dalai Lama silent on monk self-immolationsupdated: Mon May 14 2012 08:20:00

The Dalai Lama refused to answer a question Monday about whether Tibetan monks should stop setting themselves on fire to protest China's occupation of Tibet.

Dalai Lama: World belongs to 'humanity,' not leadersupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:07:00

The Dalai Lama says he supports the principles behind Arab Spring protests.

Dalai Lama tempted by women? 'Oh, yes'updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:07:00

Talking with Piers Morgan, the Dalai Lama reveals that he has felt temptation when he sees a woman.

Tibetans' cries for helpupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:40:00

Tibetans have long occupied a special place in the heart of the West. But that has not done them very much good.

Dalai Lama sparks outrage in S. Africaupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:34:00

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is forced to cancel a visit to South Africa. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Dalai Lama scraps trip to South Africa; Tutu lashes outupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:34:00

Miffed by a visa delay that led the Dalai Lama to cancel a trip to South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu lashed out at his government Tuesday, saying it had acted worse than apartheid regimes and had forgotten all that the nation stood for.

Tibetan monk dies after setting himself on fireupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 08:25:00

A 29-year-old Tibetan monk died after setting himself on fire Monday in southwestern China, according to state-run Xinhua news agency and Tibetan activists.

China: Obama visit with Dalai Lama has 'harmed Sino-U.S. relations'updated: Sun Jul 17 2011 04:54:00

China spoke out strongly Sunday against a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, saying it "hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and harmed Sino-U.S. relations."

China condemns Obama meeting with Dalai Lamaupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 23:32:00

China says it is opposed to an upcoming meeting between the U.S. president and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and is calling on Barack Obama to cancel the visit.

Dalai Lama gives up political role, remains Tibetan spiritual leaderupdated: Tue May 31 2011 05:46:00

The Dalai Lama has formally relinquished his political and administrative powers, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Dalai Lama to retireupdated: Tue May 31 2011 05:46:00

From March: The Dalai Lama plans to retire as the political head of exiled Tibetans. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Tibetan exiles elect PM to take over Dalai Lama's roleupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 20:49:00

A Harvard-educated legal expert was elected head of Tibet's government-in-exile on Wednesday, filling the shoes of the Dalai Lama who said last month he was going to give up his political role.

Exiled lawmakers to debate Dalai Lama's devolution planupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 08:48:00

Exiled Tibetan lawmakers are set to hold a historic debate on the Dalai Lama's offer to shed his political role, the speaker of their parliament said Monday.

Dalai Lama ready to give up political powerupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 23:08:00

The Dalai Lama announced Thursday his plan to retire as political head of the Tibetan exile movement, according to his website.

Q&A: What the Dalai Lama's 'retirement' meansupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 17:03:00

The Dalai Lama has announced his intention to relinquish his political responsibilities as head of Tibet's government-in-exile.

Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accidentupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 09:09:00

A nephew of the Dalai Lama died in northeast Florida Monday evening after he was hit by a car while walking along a highway.

Dalai Lama considers retiringupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 02:46:00

The Dalai Lama talks to CNN's Hala Gorani about his future plans, including retirement, and seeking happiness.

China trade: The 'Dalai Lama Effect'updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 02:46:00

Countries whose top leadership meet with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, lose on average 8.1 percent in exports to China in the two years following the meeting, according to a recent study.

Dalai Lama seeks to visit quake-ravaged area of Chinaupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 14:16:00

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader long exiled from China, is seeking to visit the Tibetan region rocked by a deadly earthquake this week.

Dalai Lama talks about legacyupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:06:00

CNN's Betty Nguyen sat down for a candid interview with the Dalai Lama.

Why Americans love the Dalai Lamaupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:06:00

He's been decorated with awards and called one of the world's most influential people. He's addressed packed auditoriums and waved to crowds who line streets just to catch a passing glimpse of him. He's shaken the hands of countless global dignitaries and earned a fan base following on Facebook that might rival that of Hollywood stars.

Dalai Lama on meeting Obamaupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:56:00

The Dalai Lama talks with CNN's Larry King about President Obama, independence for Tibet, and the Chinese government.

Dalai Lama: China denies problem in Tibetupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 19:56:00

China is "denying there is a problem" between its government and Tibet, the Dalai Lama says.

China summons U.S. ambassador over Dalai Lama meetingupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 20:03:00

China summoned the U.S. ambassador on Friday to express its "strong dissatisfaction" over the Dalai Lama's meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama a day earlier.

Objections to Dalai Lama visitupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:19:00

Chinese authorities have harsh words about the Dalai Lama's Washington visit. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objectionsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:19:00

President Obama met with the Dalai Lama -- the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader -- at the White House on Thursday despite strong objections from Chinese government officials.

Analysis: Why the Dalai Lama angers Chinaupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:40:00

When U.S. president Barack Obama meets the Dalai Lama at the White House this week, expect China to get angry.

White House spokesman says Obama will meet with Dalai Lamaupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 14:32:00

President Obama intends to meet the Dalai Lama even though China has warned that such a meeting would harm bilateral ties, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

Dalai Lama visits region claimed by Chinaupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 09:03:00

The Dalai Lama on Sunday visited a region of India close to Tibet which China claims as its own, his spokesman said.

Commentary: Fist bumps, handshakes and the fluupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 07:29:00

The H1N1 swine flu virus is putting our most familiar gesture of greeting -- handshakes -- at risk.

Dalai Lama urges U.S. to address rich-poor issueupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 13:43:00

The Dalai Lama, accepting a human rights prize from a U.S. foundation Tuesday, chastised the United States for not fully addressing the economic divide between its poorest and richest citizens.

Dalai Lama prays for victimsupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 14:58:00

The Dalai Lama visits typhoon-devastated southern Taiwan to pray for the dead, angering China. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Zakaria: China strategy is to wait out Dalai Lamaupdated: Fri May 08 2009 14:16:00

The Dalai Lama says the key to stopping violence around the world is to stop "destructive emotion."

Dalai Lama thanks India for 50 years in exileupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 05:39:00

Cloaked in a traditional flowing red and saffron Tibetan robe the Dalai Lama took a deep breath as he began to express his gratitude to the country that took him in as a refugee 50 years ago.

Dalai Lama thanks host countryupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 05:39:00

The Dalai Lama goes on a prayer tour to thank the country that took him in as a refugee 50 years ago. CNN's Sara Sidner reprots.

China analysts dismiss cyber-espionage claimsupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 21:10:00

Analysts in China are dismissing claims that nearly 1,300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked, and have become part of a cyber-espionage network apparently based in China.

Dalai Lama denied visaupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:22:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the Dalai Lama's denied visa to South Africa.

S. Africa peace summit postponed after Dalai Lama rowupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:22:00

An international peace conference in Johannesburg has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the event.

Dalai Lama denied visa for South Africa peace conferenceupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 04:41:00

South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said.

Dalai Lama: China makes life 'hell on Earth' for Tibetansupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 07:24:00

The Chinese government has made life "hell on Earth" for Tibetans during the half-century since a failed uprising against its rule in 1959, the Dalai Lama said Tuesday.

Date for Tibetan 'Serfs Emancipation Day' setupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 03:32:00

Lawmakers in Tibet have approved March 28 as a day to mark the freeing of serfs in the troubled region, a move that a Dalai Lama representative said Tuesday did not address problems facing the area "realistically and seriously."

Tibetan autonomyupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 03:32:00

Tibetan exile leaders meet in India to discuss future movements to win autonomy from China. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Sarkozy meets Dalai Lamaupdated: Sun Dec 07 2008 18:42:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy held his long-awaited meeting with the Dalai Lama, despite warnings from China.

Tibet exiles back Dalai Lama's approachupdated: Sat Nov 22 2008 10:22:00

Tibetan exile leaders, meeting in northern India to debate a potential new approach to Tibet's decades-long struggle for autonomy, have voted to stay with the Dalai Lama's current "middle way approach," according to a spokesman for the spiritual leader.

Time.com: Dalai Lama to Stay Quiet on Tibet's Futureupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 06:10:00

After a Oct. 25 announcement that he had "given up," the Dalai Lama reiterated this weekend that he is losing faith in talks with the Chinese government over Tibet's future

Time.com: Dalai Lama Losing Faith in Chinaupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 10:00:00

The Dalai Lama said Sunday that the situation in his native Tibet is deteriorating and he has little faith that ongoing negotiations with the Chinese government will lead to greater autonomy

Time.com: The Dalai Lama updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 01:00:00

Tibet's spiritual leader has said he's going to stop trying to negotiate with Beijing to win Tibet's autonomy. A look back at his singular life

Report: China to talk with Dalai Lama envoysupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 03:35:00

Chinese authorities plan to set up a third round of negotiations with representatives of the Dalai Lama, China's state-run media reported Wednesday.

Time.com: Is the Dalai Lama About to Give Up on China?updated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:25:00

It appears that after decades of fruitless negotiations with Beijing, the 15th Dalai Lama may have finally reached the end of his tether

Dalai Lama recovering from gallstone surgeryupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 10:22:00

The Dalai Lama underwent successful laproscopic surgery to remove a gallstone Friday, according to his spokesman.

Time.com: Aide: Dalai Lama's Surgery Ends Successfullyupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 03:00:00

The Dalai Lama's spokesman says surgery on the Tibetan spiritual leader to remove a gallstone has ended successfully.

Time.com: Dalai Lama to Undergo Gallstone Surgeryupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 01:00:00

The Dalai Lama will undergo surgery to remove a gallstone, a spokesman for the Tibetan spiritual leader said Friday.

Time.com: Dalai Lama Hospitalized in New Dehliupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 18:00:00

The Dalai Lama's spokesman says the Tibetan spiritual leader has been hospitalized in New Delhi. Tenzin Taklha told The Associated Press early Thursday that the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi for "further consultations with doctors"

Dalai Lama to resume overseas travelupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 09:14:00

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been cleared to resume international travel after a medical checkup showed he has recovered from a recent abdominal ailment, his spokesman said.

Dalai Lama to undergo medical examinationupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 08:15:00

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will undergo a routine medical examination at a hospital in the Indian capital on Tuesday, his spokesman Tenzin Taklha told CNN Sunday.

Exhausted Dalai Lama cancels world tripsupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 11:34:00

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader is suffering from exhaustion and has canceled his international trips for the next three weeks, according to his Web site.

Behind the Scenes: Amanpour 'transfixed' by Dalai Lamaupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 18:53:00

I never knew much about Buddhism, and was not expecting much, spiritually, from covering the Dalai Lama. But what happened just goes to show how the unlikeliest events can affect you at the unlikeliest times.

Buddha's Warriors: The splitupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 18:53:00

Christiane Amanpour investigates a split between the Dalai Lama and some of his followers over dealing with China.

Dalai Lama challenged by new generation of Buddhist activistsupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 16:39:00

Gedun Gyatso, a 27-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, is so devoted to the Dalai Lama that when he was in prison, he placed a picture of him next to his pillow in open defiance of his jailers. The gesture earned Gyatso another month of incarceration on top of the three years he had served for his political activity.

Time.com: The Dalai Lama's Buddhist Foesupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 22:00:00

What lies behind a rowdy encounter in New York City between devotees of a ferocious Himalayan deity and the followers of Tibet's spiritual leader?

People.com: Moby Blogs About Dalai Lama Meetingupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 16:49:00

The star joined KT Tunstall and Joss Stone for an audience with the spiritual leader

Dalai Lama meets British PMupdated: Sat May 24 2008 08:39:00

The exiled Dalai Lama meets with British religious leaders and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Dalai dilemma for West's leadersupdated: Fri May 23 2008 11:48:00

To the affectionate crowds that greet him around the world the Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Tibet's Buddhists, is a revered campaigner for human rights, peace and religious understanding.

Time.com: Dalai Lama: No Olympic Protests updated: Wed May 21 2008 15:40:00

Tibet's spiritual leader takes a conciliatory tone towards Beijing while visiting London, but with not without conditions

Dalai Lama seeks Olympics invitationupdated: Wed May 21 2008 09:18:00

The Dalai Lama has said he is "happy" to attend this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing, China, if he is invited.

Dalai Lama's envoys begin talks with Chinaupdated: Sun May 04 2008 03:25:00

Envoys for the Dalai Lama began a series of meetings Sunday with Chinese leaders, the first time the two sides have come together since violence broke out in the Tibetan regions of China in March.

Violent protests in Nepalupdated: Sun May 04 2008 03:25:00

Authorities detained more than 100 Tibetans protesting in Nepal's capital over China's crackdown in Tibet.

Envoys for China, Dalai Lama to meet Sunday updated: Sun May 04 2008 01:32:00

Envoys for the Dalai Lama and Chinese leaders are to meet for talks Sunday, a spokesman for the spiritual leader said Saturday.

SI.com: Craig Neff: Still reason to worry about the Olympics -- five reasons, actuallyupdated: Fri May 02 2008 10:01:00

I wish I had taken notes, but I was too busy eating a club sandwich. What I do remember of my early 1990s lunch with the Dalai Lama -- a session with about a dozen other magazine editors at a dining room in the Time & Life Building in Manhattan -- was that, beneath his ancient red monk's robe, His Holiness was wearing hiking shoes. Birkenstocks, perhaps. Maybe Timberlands.

China to meet Dalai Lama envoyupdated: Thu May 01 2008 11:13:00

Chinese officials will reportedly meet a representative of the Dalai Lama in coming days amid international pressure on Beijing to re-open dialogue with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader after recent violence in the Himalayan region.

China willing to talkupdated: Thu May 01 2008 11:13:00

ITN's Lindsey Hilsum reports that China is willing to talk with the Dalai Lama, albeit indirectly.

Behind the scenes with The Dalai Lamaupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 20:47:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN's medical unit set up an interview with the Dalai Lama. For the latest, subscribe to "CNN All Access" on iTunes.

Dalai Lama on Olympic Gamesupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 09:18:00

The Dalai Lama says he supports China in hosting the Olympic Games.

Dalai Lama pleads for peaceful dialogue on Tibetupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 04:53:00

The Dalai Lama Friday rejected a series of allegations from the Chinese government, saying he does not seek the separation of Tibet and has no desire to "sabotage" the Olympic games.

Monks sing for peaceupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:22:00

Monks and peace activists take part in a peace march in Dharmsala, India in protest of the Chinese government crackdown.

Pelosi meets the Dalai Lamaupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 21:34:00

U.S. House Speaker meets with the Dalai Lama in India. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Time.com: A Monk's Struggleupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 19:00:00

As China cracks down in Tibet, the Dalai Lama faces his greatest challenge since going into exile 49 years ago. Can his message of peace bring his people freedom?

Time.com: Why Beijing Needs the Dalai Lamaupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 13:00:00

China wants to tamp down the Tibet uprising with minimal force. And the exiled spiritual leader may be its best hope

Time.com: China Premier, Dalai Lama May Meetupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 12:00:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday that he is prepared to hold discussions on Tibet with the Dalai Lama, Brown said

Free Tibet parties meet Dalai Lamaupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 06:28:00

Tibetan Youth Congress president Tsewang Rigzin and other "Free Tibet" party representatives met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala on Tuesday morning, representatives from both sides said.

Time.com: The Dalai Lama's Dilemmaupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:00:00

The exiled leader seeks compromise between outraged Tibetans and Beijing authorities, but no one's listening

Time.com: Uprising Spurns Dalai Lama's Wayupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 15:00:00

A new generation of Tibetans, while remaining loyal to their exiled spiritual leader, are no longer content to follow his dialogue-based policy

Dalai Lama plans leader referendumupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 06:55:00

The Dalai Lama said Tuesday the Tibetan people will hold a referendum before he dies to decide whether a new system of leadership is necessary for the Himalayan people.

Time.com: The Dalai Lama's Succession Rethink updated: Wed Nov 21 2007 09:00:00

As China steps up its efforts to quash Tibet's autonomy movement, the spiritual leader says he may reconsider the centuries-old rules for choosing his successor

Report: Tibet monastery sealedupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 03:03:00

At least one monastery remained sealed off by armed troops in the Tibetan capital days after celebrations marking the awarding of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama, reported a human rights group.

Dalai Lama honor stokes U.S.-Chinese tensionsupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 01:20:00

Expressing hope that the future of Tibet and China will move beyond mistrust, the Dalai Lama accepted the Congressional Gold Medal from President Bush Wednesday during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

China demands redress for Dalai Lama honorupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:39:00

China warned the United States on Thursday that its honoring of the Dalai Lama "gravely undermined" relations between the two countries, demanding Washington stop supporting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader and take steps to repair ties, The Associated Press reported.

Dalai Lama in Washingtonupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 21:09:00

The Dalai Lama arrives on Capitol Hill to recieve the Congressional Gold Medal from President Bush.

U.S. honor for Dalai Lama angers Chinaupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 21:09:00

China has offered harsh criticism of U.S. plans to honor the Dalai Lama with a Congressional medal on Wednesday in a Washington ceremony.

Time.com: Does the Dalai Lama Still Matter? updated: Mon Oct 15 2007 14:00:00

As Bush prepares to honor him, China's continuing obsession with the Tibetan spiritual leader reveals a grudging respect

The Quest for spiritualityupdated: Mon Mar 20 2006 07:41:00

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Dalai Lama meets top UK officialupdated: Thu May 27 2004 21:42:00

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is meeting top UK officials on a weeklong visit to Britain.

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