March 6, 2014

Protesters denounce the Dalai Lama as a ‘dictator’

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The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, speaks to the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday (Feb. 20) in Washington, D.C. The think tank, which advocates for the strengthening of free market capitalism, asked the Dalai Lama to participate in discussions on "Economics, Happiness, and the Search for a Better Life." RNS photo by Lauren Markoe

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, speaks to the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday (Feb. 20) in Washington, D.C. The think tank, which advocates for the strengthening of free market capitalism, asked the Dalai Lama to participate in discussions on "Economics, Happiness, and the Search for a Better Life." RNS photo by Lauren Markoe

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(RNS) Many people think of the Dalai Lama as the personification of peace and love. But some Buddhist protesters say he's a hypocritical "dictator."