China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs about things like sickness and death, the country's top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper.
The Nobel peace laureate and spiritual leader crossed the city's symbolic peace bridge
Coal mining within the region has led to a major economic revival. But how has this prosperity benefited the nomads or the environment?
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
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.
The singer and dissident artist had met briefly prior to last night's concert
A new film festival will showcase the best of recent Indian and world cinema in November.
Lost horizon at the top of a tower
Jermyn Street Theatre is partial to rummaging for rarities in the back catalogue of great dramatists. Well, they don’t come much rarer than this – the UK premiere, no less, of St John’s Night which Ibsen wrote at the tender age of 23 and later tried to disown.
The 33-year-old who died at the sceneis the 35th Tibetan to immolate since March last year
1. The 14th Dalai Lama by Tetsu Saiwai
Chinese officials sought today to discredit Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest China's rule over their region, calling them outcasts, criminals and mentally ill people manipulated by the exiled Dalai Lama.
Deadly clashes between ethnic Tibetans and Chinese security forces have spread to a second area in southwestern China, the government and an overseas activist group said today.
A daring artist has given exiles in India a chance to tread the ground of their native land once more – by smuggling 20 tonnes of it across the border