Dalai Lama breaks the chains of reincarnation

In a surprise spiritual reversal, the Dalai Lama said his Tibetan Buddhist tradition of reincarnated dalai lamas “should end now” because the hierarchy created “a feudal system,” a description echoing decades of communist China’s condemnation. The Dalai Lama’s public statement comes amid attempts by Beijing to control who can be legally recognized as a reincarnated […]