Khorsandi has performed one-woman shows for a number of years and is encouraging smokers to take part in Stoptober
Beijing previously demanded that the Prime Minister apologise for hosting the Tibetan spiritual leader in 2012
Dalai Lama sends letter of support ahead of Wembley final against Swansea
Given his patience and mastery of inner peace, the Dalai Lama has some of the attributes required to be an excellent test cricketer.
So His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has signed up for Twitter. Having settled on the snappy handle of @pontifex, the Vatican advised followers to note that tweets shouldn't be regarded as "infallible teachings". But they won't be Instagrammed LOLcats either - the Pope will use the account for live responses to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, starting December 12th.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who is considered by his followers to be the very manifestation of the bodhisattva of compassion, isn't known for swearing like an angry docker.
Stephen Weeks has had a ring-side seat for the procession of Czechs mourning the loss of their national hero this week. Here, the author explains what Havel meant to his country – and laments the politicians who have squandered his glorious legacy
The Dalai Lama has been forced to cancel a trip to South Africa where he was to take part in celebrations for the 80th birthday of Bishop Desmond Tutu after failing to be given a visa. The Tibetan leader's supporters believe the South African government did not want to anger China, its biggest trading partner.
The South African government has found itself embroiled in an embarrassing row after it was accused of trying to block Archbishop Desmond Tutu's invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit the country for his 80th birthday party.
Harvard professor replaces Dalai Lama as political leader
The exiled Tibetan Buddhist community is in turmoil at the questioning of one of its most important religious leaders by Indian police after large sums of Chinese currency were found at his monastery, forcing him to deny claims he is an "agent of Beijing".
For 60 years, the Dalai Lama has been a spiritual leader and an emblem of dispossession. He's also appeared in adverts, charmed celebrities and gained a million followers on Twitter. John Walsh charts the virtues and vices of a thoroughly modern monk
China responded furiously yesterday after the country's most famous dissident, the imprisoned pro-democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo, won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his long and non-violent struggle for human rights.
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, originally named Tenzin Gyatso, turned 75 today. To celebrate, The Independent Online has rummaged through the archives to provide you with a glimpse of the story so far of the life of the 14th Dalai Lama.