Monday, August 6, 2018

The Dalai Lama on US wars (video)

Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!, 7/7/10); Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
As Dalai Lama marks 75th birthday, a look at his views on the U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Tibet
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama ( [now 83] turned 75-years-old in 2010. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate addressed a crowd of thousands gathered to celebrate the occasion at a Buddhist temple in India's Himalayas, in Dharamshala, where he has lived since escaping the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. At a recent event in New York, Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman asked him his thoughts on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the status of Tibet, now rules by authoritarian Chinese troops.

Democracy Now! also speaks with American Buddhist Dr. Robert Thurman (, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University and president of Tibet House US, a cultural preservation nonprofit. Prof. Thurman is the author of Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World. More + VIDEO

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