Tag: Dalai Lama

Is the Russian Orthodox Church Out to Provoke Russia’s Buddhists?

March 23, 2015

Staunton, March 2 — The Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, having offended many Russian liberals by its obscurantism and slavish subordination to the Kremlin and having angered many of Russia’s Muslims by its backing for missionary work among them, now appears set to offend a group it had hitherto largely ignored: Russia’s Buddhists. […]

Dalai Lama’s Attack on Putin Creates Problems for Politicians in Buddhist Kalmykia

September 12, 2014

Staunton, September 10 – On Monday, Die Welt published an interview with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the world’s Buddhists, in which he sharply criticized Vladimir Putin for being “egocentric” and for seeking to isolate Russia from the rest of the world by rebuilding a Berlin wall, something the Dalai Lama said was […]