The Burmese government today ordered the release of some 450 prisoners prior to the arrival of US President Barack Obama on Monday.
On his first international trip since being elected to a second term, US President Barack Obama will visit Burma later this month.
Along with being the first Buddhist in the Senate, Hirono is the first Asian-American female senator, and the first to have been born in Japan.
On September 13th, Buddhist nun, teacher, and author Pema Chödrön had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama.
While China’s next President came to Washington, hundreds of Tibetans and their supporters staged protests, calling for a free Tibet.
On Saturday afternoon, President Obama met with the Dalai Lama for a private meeting in the White House’s Map Room.
President Obama met with the Dalai Lama, and the Dalai Lama told reporters afterward he was “very happy” with the meeting.
“Only a year ago,” writes David R. Loy, “Barack Obama looked almost like the political equivalent of Maitreya.” But things have changed.
Right now, the main story is: “US and China Pledge More Cooperation.” Where this leaves Tibet, of course, remains to be seen.
In difficult times it takes effort to stay grounded in the present, but it is only there that we will find a place unclouded by hope and fear.