A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing uses a robot monk to connect to tourists as well as practicing Buddhists. He can talk and even perform chants.
High in the Indian Himalayas, a Buddhist monk dedicates himself to giving orphans and neglected children a better life. Lobsang Phuntsok set up an orphanage with a poetic name – “Garden of Love and Empathy.”
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has begun his 12-day trip to India's northeastern areas. China, which claims some of those regions, warned India the trip would have an adverse impact on bilateral ties.
Exile groups have accused China of destroying Tibet's largest center for Tibetan Buddhist learning. Videos and images on social media showing complete devastation of the complex appear to support their claim.
The Dalai Lama has appealed for future generations to show more compassion and resist materialism. In a speech before Europe's human rights authority, he also urged the EU to pressure China on its Tibet policy.
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