| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:58 AM
What the world knew about him from his online persona, Tom Hugo, was that he looked like Adonis in a swimsuit and hated the Dalai Lama.
Alayna Newark, with beautiful blond curls and cleavage, had strong feelings about China’s right to the East...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67.
The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported.
“People who shoot the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Recently, the revered and charismatic Dalai Lama told a German newspaper that there should be no more Dalai Lamas after his death. In other words, this 14th Dalai Lama, who is 79 (and has vowed to live to 113), says he will not be reincarnated as the 15th...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
“Fire in the Land of Snow,” a documentary examining the spreading phenomenon of self-immolation protests in Tibet, provides the latest troubling chapter in the history of a solitary population inhabiting the Himalayan highlands known as the...
| 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...