Tibetan prayer wheel, 19th-century.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule - which forced the Dalai Lama into exile - unrest continues. Explosions and clashes are reported between police and local residents in Qinghai Province. Read more here:
Five decades of Chinese rule have caused "untold suffering," Tibet's exiled spiritual leader said in an anniversary speech. The Dalai Lama accused Beijing of creating a climate of fear. He also repeated his demand for Tibet's "legitimate and meaningful autonomy." Read his full statement here.
Buddhist temple manuscripts, 18th-century.
"Victory breeds hatred, for the conquered is unhappy. He who has given up both victory and defeat, he, the contented, is happy." - The Way of the Buddha