A round-up of religion in the recent news. Continue Reading →
By Becky Rynor
I was looking for the chink in that unfailingly optimistic armor, a moment of emotion from the man who was forced by invading Chinese forces to flee his homeland of Tibet in 1959.
Continue Reading →
Our very own Jo Piazza writes for the WSJ on the Dalai Lama’s visit to New Jersey for the Peace Education Summit.
Seventh-grader Mahishan Gnanaseharan wanted to look sharp to meet his Holiness the Dalai Lama on Friday morning at the Newark Performing Arts Center. He spent more than two hours shopping for a pinstriped suit at Kohl’s, but even new clothes couldn’t calm his nerves before the meeting.
“It was intimidating but exciting at the same time,” Gnanaseharan, 13 years old, said. The Dalai Lama calmed him down by whispering in his ear, “Keep speaking against violence. Good job,” while shaking his hand.
“His hands are large. It was a really embracing handshake,” Gnanaseharan said.