Dalai Lama releases iOS-only ‘Dalai Lama’ app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Coinciding with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival at Drepung Monastery, which was known in Tibet as a New Nalanda University, and Ganden Ngachö, the anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelukpa Tradition, the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has released ‘Dalai Lama’, a new iOS app now available for download at the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

With Dalai Lama app, users can stay up-to-date with what His Holiness is doing, his travels, and his teachings. Get official news, videos, and photos from His Holiness’s Office, including live video streams when they are available.

Features enable users to:

• Stay up to date with official news
• Get His Holiness’s official schedule of events
• Browse through photo galleries
• Watch videos of His Holiness’s events, including live video streams
• Learn about His Holiness’s life
• Read His Holiness’s teachings

Source: The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

MacDailyNews Take: More and info and download link via Apple’s App Store here.

And, of course, the Dalai Lama’s app is iOS-only:

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Apple’s Think Different promotional posters featured the 14th Dalai Lama (set 2, 1998)

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  1. I saw the Dali Lama in a personal appearance one time and he was AWESOME.

    As a Christian and a cold warrior from way back, I hope the Dali Lama can return to his homeland. If I were President, trade with China would not be possible until he did return.

    1. no you won’t
      China will asks back the trillion dollars it has lent to the USA govt.

      in which case the USA will collapse , no way to finance the govt. , pay the military and the dollar will sink
      (and if USA mistreats China , a huge creditor, no other creditor nation — of which there are few with China’s cash — will lend anymore cash to USA which is trillions in debt)

      notice even Trumps pre and post election treatment of china — strong arm rhetoric to ‘best friends’
      if people don’t get it — in easy to understand terms the USA ARMY etc is paid by China

      1. Oh like we would give them back their money…..

        Either you understand what the Chinese did and are doing in Tibet or you don’t.

        (Apologies for spelling the Dalai Lama’s Name wrong.)

        1. like i said if you mistreat china, i.e if you set a precedent that you borrow and won’t honour your loan, who else would lend money to USA? would YOU ( ie lend to USA Govt. when they’ve done to other lenders: “we won’t pay back”)
          if no lenders with a DEBT FINANCED GOVERNMENT, the USA will collapse.

          almost all the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis yet no action against Saudi Arabia ( the FBI investigation into S.A was stopped by presidential order) S.A. is another big USA creditor. (note alsoalmost all major terrorists groups including Al queda ISISetc can be traced back to S.A yet again no USA anti saudi action)

          ( china is WAY better friend, never fired a shot at USA)

          so your rhetoric is stupid

          ‘understanding what the Chinese did’ ? friend, you’ve shown me you don’t understand REALITY.

          i can get one billion down votes and it won’t change reality
          USA ‘democracy’ is financed by politicians giving voters ‘toys’ bought with DEBT financing. if you have half a brain think about it. Every man. woman, and child in USA has about $60,000 in Govt debt and growing bigger.

          one one time: if china, japan, the middle east etc stops lending to USA the govt. would collapse.

          when Chinese politicians signal USA presidents reply ‘how low should i bend?’

      1. Easy, Marketing 101: sell the idea. Consumers like green, recycling, sustainable, diverse, responsible, all the cute buzzwords. A good salesman can sell air to fish. Steve Jobs proved that.

  2. So from this thread it’s obvious nobody has downloaded or used the app.

    Right wingers are always eager to tell everybody else what to do. Fat cat capitalist dumbocrats and rethuglicans both are very eager to support communism if it means greater profits for channeling into their executive bonuses.
    Why don’t they open their minds to learn how others have learned how to live? Greed. Trumpian greed. Apple greed. It’s all reprehensible but you all promote it as long as you’re adequately distracted and entertained. You know you won’t use the Dalai Lama’s guidance because it would get in the way of your incessant politics of greed.

  3. “So we finish the 18th, and he’s gonna stiff me,” Spackler shares, “And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me. Which is nice.”

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