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A Young Tibetan Lama Prepares for a Greater Role

The New York Times profiles the Karmapa Lama, a revered Tibetan lama who is widely expected to take on spiritual leadership role for Tibetan Buddhists after the Dalai Lama. The Karmapa was accused in the Indian media of being a...

Tibetan Lama Faces Scrutiny in India

The New York Times looks into allegations that the revered Karmapa Lama, now living in exile in India, is really a Chinese government plant: Many Tibetans scoff at the spying allegations. But the episode starkly exposes the...

A Young Lama Weighs Tibetans’ Future

The Washington Post profiles the Karmapa Lama, the third highest leader in Tibetan Buddhism behind the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, and widely perceived to be a potential successor of the Dalai Lama as the faith’s...

Tibet’s Rising Son

Newsweek profiles the Karmapa Lama, who may be next in line as the leader of Tibetans in exile: The Karmapa, now a handsome 24-year-old with a shaved head, was born to a family of nomads in 1985. But then a party of monks, told...

China to Mark Defeat of Tibet Uprising

With the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising approaching in March, and with memories of last year’s riots still fresh, Chinese leaders in Beijing have opted this year to mark the occasion by naming a...

The World’s Next Top Lama

From Time: To the apparent astonishment and delight of his American retinue, the baby-faced 22-year-old who may one day replace the Dalai Lama as the world symbol of Tibetan Buddhism and icon of Tibetan aspirations said today,...

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