| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized scholarship, it's refreshing to come across "In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas" at the Norton Simon Museum, a no-nonsense exhibition that spares the bells and...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy.
The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IF YOU want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Says the Dalai Lama.
Dan Harris is in that small respected world where news correspondents and TV pundits ply their wares and give informed opinions...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem — Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political.
Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama is scheduled to meet with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday as the Tibetan religious leader stops by on a U.S. tour.
The meeting will be the third between the celebrated Buddhist monk and Obama, who has...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:23 AM
BEIJING -- China on Friday urged the U.S. to cancel President Obama’s planned meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House, saying the visit by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would "severely impair China-U.S. relations."
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The meeting was the third White...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
As soon as Thursday night's amfAR Inspiration Gala kicked off, it was abundantly clear that the event was Chelsea Handler and Sharon Stone's two-woman show.
The tag team game alternated between politically incorrect jokes from Handler (calling amfAR...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — Fethullah Gulen, a frail 75-year-old Islamic preacher with a gift for oratory, leads an ascetic life in a 26-acre compound tucked into rolling farmland and woods here, far from the political crisis and international intrigue he is...