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  • Exiled Tibetan monks hold a candlelight vigil in Dharmsala, India, as they react to news reports of self-immolation by two Tibetan monks at the Kirti Monastery in China's Sichuan province. The two monks, who are in stable condition after being rescued by police, called out "long live the Dalai Lama," according to Free Tibet. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Burning for freedom

    On Saturday near the Kirti Buddhist monastery in Sichuan province in the People's Republic of China (PRC), a Tibetan monk sat on the ground, drank and doused himself with kerosene, and set himself ablaze. He was immediately engulfed in flame and soon burned to death.

  • ** FILE ** The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, speaks in Dharmsala, India, on Thursday, March 10, 2011, during the commemoration of the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Dalai Lama to give up political role

    The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative, as the 76-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader struggles with growing worries about who will succeed him when he dies.

  • To his followers, the Dalai Lama is the Presence, the Holder of the White Lotus, the Absolute Wisdom, the Ocean.

    A world without Dalai Lama

    The question looms over this raggedy hillside town, a place where ancient mysticism constantly brushes against the realities of modern geopolitics.

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