Is the Dalai Lama Dying?
The Dalai Lama's health is deteriorating, and this video shows one of his recent presentations, where his old age is apparent, but signs of diminishing health and vitality are not. What has happened to the Dalai Lama this September 25th, 2015? Is the Dalai Lama dying? There are no indications either way, and we are awaiting more details. Read more below.
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The Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit the United States, but upon a visit with Medical staff, he has been advised to take complete bed-rest and avoid international travel.
The Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit Boulder, Colorado and provide a presentation at the University of Colorado with a partnership with Boulder's Buddhist college, Naropa University.
“His Holiness arrived in the United States earlier this week for a medical evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest. As a result, His Holiness will be returning to Dharamsala, India, next week and will not be able to visit the United States next month. We deeply regret cancellation of the visit.” ~ Office of Tibet
Students at the University of Colorado and Naropa University who purchased tickets will no longer be able to visit the Dalai Lama, and there are no indications as to when the Dalai Lama's health will improve.
Members of the public who purchased tickets will be refunded after October 5th, 2015.
Recent Sexism Controversy
The Dalai Lama recently commented that if he were to be reincarnated as a woman, he would want to be a “mischievous blonde woman” adding that “then her face must be very attractive” or “nobody pay much attention.” Some claimed that the Dalai Lama was inappropriately commenting on women, while others insisted that this was an innocent comment without any need for further discussion.
Should The Public Be So Tough on the Dalai Lama?
The Dalai Lama is renowned for his persistently open, humorous, and peaceful attitude toward the Chinese, who describe him as a "wolf" who would be immediately arrested if ever he were to return to his home-land in Tibet. Meanwhile, some Tibetan monks continue to set themselves aflame as a statement of peaceful resistance designed to draw attention to the cultural destruction that is occurring in their home-land.
The Chinese initially invaded Tibet as a means by which to access rich minerals and other natural resources within Tibet's proximity, and their claim to the region of Tibet was made on the grounds that the region is a lost fragment of mother China. However, the brutality of the Chinese government has been well documented, where many of their soldiers entered into China and immediately desecrated their most sacred temples, monasteries, and their women. One of the most notorious acts of Chinese brutality included the systematic rape of Nuns - A practice used as a means by which to exert psychological control over their people.
Meanwhile, the United States military and the United Nations are now coming under scrutiny for allowing the sexual abuse of young children in refugee camps. Government abuses appear to be international.
Perhaps the Dalai Lama's message of peace and loving-kindness can still be taken to heart even though he will no longer be accessible in the United States this month.
Elephant Journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/09/if-you-were-looking-forward-to-the-dalai-lamas-trip-to-the-united-states-read-this/