Tibet's Standing Rock
Uproar in China as Tibetan Monk Dies
Everest Guide Recounts Horror of Quake
High in the Himalayas, Everest climbers can only hope for the best after Saturday's devastating earthquake.
Jedi vs. Emperor
How Do We Pick a Dalai Lama Anyway?
The Dalai Lama is a spiritual office created for partly political reasons, and political intrigue has always played a part in its succession.
Can Monks Go Into 200-Year Trances?
How the traditional death and mummification of a Buddhist monk turned into a wild Western fantasy
Full Of Sound & Fury
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, Tibet
The Dalai Lama met publically with President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, with predictable outcry from China. But nothing has really changed on either side—which is bad news for Tibet.
Tibet’s Monks Are Burning Again
It’s the worst escalation in anti-Chinese protests in almost two years—three self-immolations in a week—and Facebook is trying to pretend like none of it ever happened.
From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
The grandson of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland was poised for a decadent life in high-society. Then, he decided to give it all up and become a Buddhist monk.
GET OUTTA TOWN!
Stars Who Got Banned
Rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) was reportedly denied entry to the U.S. and forced to cancel his upcoming tour. From Brad Pitt to Jay Z, see other stars who were told to keep out.