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Statement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the forty-fifth anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Today we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Tibetan People’s Uprising of 1959. I pay tribute to the many brave Tibetan men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of Tibetan freedom. They will always be remembered. This year marks 50 years since my visit to mainland China in 1954 to meet […]

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Dalai Lama stresses long-term peaceful measures to prevent recurrence of 9/11 tragedy

Addressing the largest-ever crowd at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2003, the Dalai Lama called for the implementation of long-term measures to prevent tragedies such as the September 11, 2001, attacks from recurring. He said that everyone is capable of contributing towards this process. Following is the full transcript of his […]

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Dalai Lama urges Tibetan medicine practitioners to focus on environmental sustainability of medicinal plants

The Dalai Lama has urged scholars and practitioners of Tibetan medicine to focus on the issue of environmental sustainability of medicinal plants saying the demand seems to be threatening the survival of many species. In a message to the Second International Congress on Tibetan Medicine being held in Washington, D.C. from November 5 to 8, […]

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Dalai Lama suggests further devolution of power to the elected Tibetan Government-in-Exile

The Dalai Lama has suggested to the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile to consider amendments to the Tibetan Charter in Exile aimed at transferring the decision-making process on the passage of bills as well as administrative appointments from him to the elected leadership. In a message to the sixth session of the 13th Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies […]

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Statement on the Forty-Fourth Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day, 10 March 2003

Our sincere greetings to fellow Tibetans in Tibet and in exile and to our friends and supporters all over the world on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the Tibetan People’s Uprising of 1959. While there were positive developments on the overall issue of Tibet, we remain concerned about the continuing marginalization of Tibetans […]

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Dalai Lama offers condolences to President Bush after Columbia tragedy

Following the loss of the space shuttle Columbia on February 1 the Dalai Lama sent a message of condolence to U.S. President George Bush describing the tragedy as “a great loss…to the United States and the world.” The text of the February 2 message follows below: His Excellency Mr. George W. Bush The President The […]

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

Your Majesty, Members of the Nobel Committee, Brothers and Sisters. I am very happy to be here with you today to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. I feel honored, humbled and deeply moved that you should give this important prize to a simple monk from Tibet I am no one special. But I believe […]

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