Norbu was a Tibetan master of Dzogchen and taught extensively around the world.
President Mattarella gave Norbu the title of “Commander in the Order Of Merit of the Italian Republic.”
Italian pop artist Francesco Gabbani sings about Buddha, nirvana, and mantras in his critically-acclaimed indictment of Western consumerism.
The city council of Milan, Italy, has backed away from a planned vote on whether to grant His Holiness the Dalai Lama honorary citizenship.
Gretel Ehrlich walks in the footsteps of St. Francis through the Umbrian countryside and ponders the life of a saint who was “radical without bitterness, vital yet gentle, dramatic—even outrageous at times—without narcissism.”