(BlueDotMusic) Rare video footage shot at the Shoton Festival, Drepung Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet in August 2005. A hugh thangka painting of the Buddha is unfurled on a mountainside as thousands of pilgrims and locals partake of the festivites. This is the first time this rare video footage has been seen. The music is by the composer Phil Thornton and taken from the album "Eastern Moments."
Dalai Lama: Indians should be fro ahimsa like Chinese for food
The Dalai Lama on Sunday stressed that India “must take the lead” in promoting “secular ethics” with “Indian tradition of non-violence and harmony among various faiths,” to present a model before the rest of the world. He was speaking in Rishikesh, India where spiritual gurus drawn from various faiths said that voluntary efforts must complement governmental initiatives in cleaning the Ganges River and addressing other pressing environmental concerns. “You should be proud of your nation, and you should be proud of your spiritual heritage. [India] must continue to promote non-violence and harmony among different faiths (no matter where you are),” the Dalai Lama told The Indian Express, when asked about the challenges facing the country.
The Dalai Lama visits Slovenia
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, began Tuesday a three-day visit to Slovenia during which he said he would not meet with top political officials. The Dalai Lama held a lecture on ethics for the new millennium in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, before an audience of 4,000. Before the lecture, he planted a Himalayan birch in a city park, calling it "a tree of peace."
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AFP) - The Dalai Lama praised on Tuesday Chinese citizens' increasing criticism of Beijing's policy on Tibet, but saw little chance for a short-term solution on the region. "Things are hopeful in the long run, very hopeful, but in the short term, (it is) very difficult," the Tibetan spiritual leader said when asked by journalists about a possible solution that would allow him to return to Tibet.
Tibet speeds up growth of renewable energy
Tibet is becoming the biggest renewable energy regions in China with the most solar power plants. A total of 162,805 tons of standard coal can be saved annually in Tibet as a result of the wider use of solar energy for heating and electricity production, according to the Tibet Autonomous Regional Bureau of Science and Technology.