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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 31, 2014.
By United Press International
Bill Murray dons Pabst Blue Ribbon pants for golf tournament

Bill Murray dons Pabst Blue Ribbon pants for golf tournament

March 27 (UPI) -- Bill Murray donned Pabst Blue Ribbon-print pants for the kickoff of his 14th annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
By United Press International
The Dalai Lama voices support for same-sex marriage

The Dalai Lama voices support for same-sex marriage

SEATTLE, March 7 (UPI) -- The Dalai Lama voiced his support for same-sex marriage last night during an interview with Larry King.
JC Sevcik
Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet delivered the invocation Thursday in the U.S. Senate, the first time the Dalai Lama gave the invocation, records indicated.
Dalai Lama opens Senate session with prayer

Dalai Lama opens Senate session with prayer

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The Dalai Lama opened a Senate session with a prayer Thursday, saying, "with our thoughts, we make the world."
Aileen Graef

Chinese upset by Washington over Tibetan affairs

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- China "resolutely opposes" outside meddling in Tibetan affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing Monday.

Obama tells Dalai Lama U.S. can't support Tibetan independence

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama agreed with the Dalai Lama on renewing talks between China and Tibet, but couldn't support Tibetan independence, the White House said Friday.

Obama talks Tibet, China with Dalai Lama at White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Friday morning with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama at the White House.
JC Finley

Obama schedule for Friday, Feb. 21

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama will meet Friday with the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C., the White House said.
Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 after a long illness, will be buried in the province where he was born, officials said.

First of an expected 1,000 Tibetan exiles arrive in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Seventeen exiled Tibetans arrived in Canada as part of a relocation program created by the Canadian government, officials said.

Cameron plans to lead trade delegation to China next month

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he will be leading a trade delegation to China in December.
Chinese government forces Tibetan monks to denounce Dalai Lama

Chinese government forces Tibetan monks to denounce Dalai Lama

XIAHE, China, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Tibetan monks at a holy site in China said the government is treating them like criminals leading many to set themselves on fire.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins China visit

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday began his three-day China visit to discuss the widening trade gap between the two countries.
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet speaks at the NOVA Southeastern University in Davie, Florida on February 23, 2010. During NOVA Southeastern University's event, His Holiness spoke to the faculty, students and the general public about "The Effect of Compassion on the Global Community" in the Arena at NSU's Don Taft University Center. UPI/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell
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The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "teacher". According to the current Dalai Lama, the Tibetan word "lama" corresponds precisely to the better known Indian word "guru".

In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara. Traditionally, the Dalai Lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence.

For certain periods of time between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lamas sometimes directed the Tibetan government, which administered portions of Tibet from Lhasa. The 14th Dalai Lama remained the head of state for the Central Tibetan Administration ("Tibetan government in exile") until his retirement on March 14, 2011. He has indicated that the institution of the Dalai Lama may be abolished in the future, and also that the next Dalai Lama may be found outside Tibet and may be female.

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