Dalai Lama to retire as political head of exiled movement
The Dalai Lama attends a ceremony Thursday in India, marking the anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule.
March 9th, 2011
11:12 PM ET

Dalai Lama to retire as political head of exiled movement

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, announced Thursday his plan to retire as political head of the exiled movement, according to his website.

"Tibetans need a leader, elected freely by the Tibetan people," he said.

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  1. karentague10

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    March 10, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Miyanovich

    So, I got in as looper over in the Himalayas...a looper, a caddy, a jock...so, I tell'em I'm a pro jock and who do you think they give me?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sabrina

    From what i gather, he is steeping down as the protest leader. he cannot step down as the spiritual leader. he is the only reincarnation of the previous dalai lama. it's not like they pic a random kid off of the street to fill the position and that anyone can do it.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Allen

    Wow... This is a huge change. I agree with Sabrina though, I'm not sure how someone can take his place. I run a computer repair store in Salt Lake City. The area is mostly Mormon, but we do have a buddist temple. I've always wanted to visit and learn more.

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    December 27, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
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