Could the Next Dalai Lama Be a Woman?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 5:50 am

Could the Next Dalai Lama Be a Woman?

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Photo by Artis Rams / Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0
In yesterday’s HuffPo, April Bogle not only asks if the next Dalai Lama could be a woman, but if the time might be right for a female incarnation:

“But what if the next Dalai Lama is a woman? Would she, or even could she, offer the world the same grounding wisdom? Inspire compassion within people of all cultures? Properly navigate Tibet’s troublesome relationship with the Chinese government?

History tells us it’s possible, but will current Tibetan culture and China’s political players approve?

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