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Dalai Lama says Tibetans support ‘Middle Way’

WASHINGTON — The Dalai Lama voiced confidence Monday that Tibetans supported his “Middle Way” of seeking greater rights but staying under China’s rule, despite criticism from some young exiles. The Dalai Lama, who announced earlier this year that he was retiring from political duties, said that it was up to…

Dalai Lama rejects role as ‘symbolic’ head of state

DHARAMSHALA, India — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has rejected an offer to become the “symbolic” head of state, a Tibetan official said Wednesday. Samdhong Rinpoche, outgoing premier of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said the Nobel Peace Prize winner had “explained” his reasons for turning down the ceremonial job. A…

Twitter reaches his holiness, now online @DalaiLama

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has joined micro-blogging service Twitter, attracting over 55,000 followers in just two days. The Dalai Lama’s Twitter feed — @DalaiLama — was launched on Monday, a day after he met in Los Angeles with Evan Williams, one of Twitter’s founders. “Met the Dalai…

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