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Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingya Muslims, Says Dalai Lama

The Quint, 11 September, 2017

Dharmsala, India -- In the wake of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in which the Rohingya Muslims have been targeted, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said that Lord Buddha "would have definitely helped" the Rohingyas and that he felt "very sad" about the violence.

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Aung San Suu Kyi must act independently

The Nation, Thailand, Sept 2, 2017

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's relative newness to governing is no excuse for failing to act swiftly to end the horrific conflict boiling over in western Rakhine state. The long political struggle she endured before coming to power should have taught her better than most that any military response to a political dispute is bound to fail or even worsen the situation.

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Dalai Lama criticises ethical misconduct by Buddhist teachers

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 16, 2017

Ladakh, India -- The following video contain comments by the Dalai Lama on current situation in Rigpa, with regards to the allegations of abuse made by 8 former and current students of Sogyal Rinpoche.

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Guru and Student in the Vajrayana

by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 16, 2017

Dharma teacher and award winning film producer Kyentse Rinpoche lends his voice to the controversy surrounding Sogyal Rinpoche, who on August 11, 2017 resigned from Rigpa, an international network of Buddhist centers founded by the renowned Nyingma teacher
Timphu, Bhutan
-- I have written the following in response to a number of requests, including some from the press, for my take on the present situation in the Rigpa Sangha over Sogyal Rinpoche’s behaviour.

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India's Prime Minister's message for the second edition of Samvad- Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness

The Buddhist Channel, August 13, 2017

Man must relate to nature, man must revere nature, not merely consider it a resource to be exploited - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Yangon, Myanma
r -- The second edition of "Samvad"- Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness, was held in Yangon from August 5-6, 2017.

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