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Religious freedom is political, says Dalai Lama

May 6, 2013

Montreal, May 6, 2013:  In an exclusive 2010 interview with the Canada Tibet Committee, re-released today, the Dalai Lama says that to be interested in religion, you "have to be involved in politics". 

The Dalai Lama, who is Tibet's spiritual leader, points to Tibet as an illustrative case.  He highlights China's ongoing campaign to limit the practice of Buddhism in Tibet.  He describes Tibet's monastic institutions as having prison-like conditions that deprive monks and nuns from the opportunity to study and practice freely. 

To hear the Dalai Lama interview with the CTC - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iCOXhhf7wE


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