SARAH, India (AP) — The shouts of more than a dozen Tibetan monks echo through the small classroom. Fingers are pointed. Voices collide. When an important point is made, the men smack their hands together and stomp the floor, their robes billowing around them.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Tibetan exile lit himself on fire and ran shouting through a demonstration in the Indian capital Monday, just before a visit by China's president and following dozens of self-immolations done in China in protest of its rule over Tibet.
The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston will host a unique humanitarian project the week of Aug. 26 through Aug. 30. Two Tibetan Buddhist monks will be at the site creating an offering known as a sand mandala.
The Dalai Lama sent China a message of good will for the Olympics and skirted the contentious issue of Tibet at the start of his 12-day visit to France on Tuesday.
The Tibetan spiritual leader is spending most of the duration of the Beijing Olympics in France, with only one political event on his schedule for now — closed-door talks with French lawmakers on Wednesday. His trip is focused mainly on Buddhist teachings and reaching out to his flock of hundreds of thousands in France.
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