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The Government attempted to draw a line under the freeze in diplomatic relations with China today as George Osborne said Britain is determined to move on from the row.

Dalai Lama, Labour faithful and others

Why the Dalai Lama is not putting blame on disabled people

Tibet, Tibet: a personal history of a lost land, by Patrick French

The Dalai Lama may not be, as Rupert Murdoch said, 'a political old monk in Guccis'. But Justin Wintle argues that he has done his share of pussyfooting

Steven Seagal: top action hero and Tibetan lama

Buddhism is big in Hollywood, from `Kundun' to Richard Gere. A young Bhutanese director thinks it's hilarious. By Matthew Sweet

Thursday Book: The heart and soul of Peking's holy war

The Search for the Panchen Lama by Isabel Hilton (Viking, pounds 20)

Books: Why the destiny of a nation rests with a boy

The Search for the Panchen Lama by Isabel Hilton Viking pounds 20

This week's true life confessions ...

RUPERT MURDOCH: "It's true that I dabbled with Buddhism when I was younger. But it was just a phase. I now realise that the Dalai Lama is just a pointy-headed monkey."

Chinese poor `invade' Tibet

There is fury in the US at a World Bank-funded plan to resettle 58,000 Han farmers, writes Lorien Holland

Chinese parade boy Lama

IN A bid to win over the hearts of Tibetans, China paraded a nine- year-old boy through the streets of Lhasa to soften the impact of a World Bank-funded project to relocate Chinese settlers into Tibet.

The qualifications of a modern holy man

Holiness is hard work. Cardinal Hume lived under a gruelling discipline of prayer

Abbey rings to the sound of praise for Menuhin, citizen of the world

MESSAGES FROM South Africa's outgoing President, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, were read out yesterday at the memorial service for Lord Menuhin, one of the century's greatest musicians and a noted humanitarian.

Faith & Reason: No more Buddhists, says Dalai Lama

Stephen Batchelor For the head of a religion to insist he wants no converts may sound odd. But behind it is an outlook which speaks directly to the modern world
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