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. Josh

    Further illustrating the impermanence of all things

    March 10, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. reatie

    When religion and politics are mixed, misunderstanding is normal.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. jared

    wow!!!!! 2012 right?

    March 10, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. jared

    believe me im no enthusiast, not by far im a catholic and you know the scrutiny were under and rightfully so but there has to be something to him getting out of hells butthole!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. jared

    and by hells butthole i mean the general public!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rob Hannigan

    Enjoy retirement.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. jared

    wheres all my bloggers at this time of night?

    March 10, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. jared

    i feel ya rob hannigan, if anyone should enjoy retirement it is this man.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. jared

    i would dodge all bull crap for a year or so!!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Marc Theiler

    Retire from what? Here's some spiritual advice, don't take your advice from an ordinary man in Gucci loafers.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. jared

    out of all the insanity the dhali llama has dealt with this is one of the few i would follow into the darkness blind folded

    March 10, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ken

    Why he always claim that he is a religious person? Now he retires as a political leader. A big lier as usual for politicians!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeffision

      You're question shows your own ignorance. The roles were regarded as one for thousands of years.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. jared

    come on now marc thellar!! i mean i understand that you feel that he has done little, the dhali llama, but he is one of the few that has looked at the world form an objective perspective!!

    March 10, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Eric Nelson

    One of, if not THE greatest man of the 21st Century!
    Thank you Sir.

    March 10, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. jared

    give me some feed back because i am by no means a closed minded person i love feed back

    March 10, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
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