South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has won the 2013 Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million for helping inspire people around the world by promoting forgiveness and justice, organizers said on Thursday.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican cleric who played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa, is the winner of the 2013 Templeton Prize, the foundation that awards the prize announced Thursday. The Templeton Prize "honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, [...]
In May this year, the Templeton Prize went to Tensin Gyatso (aka the 14th Dalai Lama), however an additional grant of $200,000 has also been given to cosmologist Geoff Marcey of Berkeley. Marcey realized that the Kepler data might also reveal stars that are surrounded by Dyson Spheres.
China's Foreign Ministry has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" over the awarding of the $1.7 million Templeton Prize to the Dalai Lama at St Paul's Cathedral in London. It has also summoned the British ambassador Sebastian Wood to protest the meeting between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Dalai Lama. [ more › ]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has announced that he will donate his £1.1 million ($1.1 million) Templeton Prize to charities supporting children’s rights, meditation research, and science education. The Templeton Prize, which His Holiness received in a ceremony held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Monday, is bestowed upon those deemed to have made [...]
The Dalai Lama received the 2012 Templeton Prize for his work linking science and wider questions of faith and religion. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader was given the prize, which comes with $1.7 million, today at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Mo …
As I was listening to His Holiness, a question sprung full-blown to my mind: "Can, and if so, how, can those who have lost their compassion, or never had it to begin with, regain it?
"So," said the Dalai Lama as he cocked his head from side to side, "So, perhaps something from Buddhism can help you. In Buddhism we...
The Dalai Lama on Monday announced that he will donate $1.5 million in prize money being awards to him to charity. The prize money is being awarded to the Dalai Lama as part of the annual Templeton Prize in London. The award is given for exception contributions to “affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” According to Tibet’s [...]Show More Summary
As we reported in late March, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the recipient of the 2012 Templeton Prize — an honor bestowed upon those deemed to have made an “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” He will receive the award on Monday, in [...]
The Dalai Lama has won the multi-million pound Templeton Prize for his contribution to science. A few things spring to mind. 1: Huh? 2: What’s he going to do with the money? I’m not sure what the point of the Templeton Prize is. Is it to reward a scientist who says something nice about religion [...]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Templeton Prize this morning. (See his reaction in the video above.) In their citation, the John Templeton Foundation notes (among other things) that “[His Holiness] encourages serious scientific investigative reviews of the power of compassion and its broad potential to address the world’s [...]
Thanks to former Templeton Prize winner Chuck Colson, we now have a better idea of how homosexuality develops: A little boy I’ll call “Stevie” was a beautiful, healthy child. But by age five, his parents suspected something was wrong. Stevie loved Barbie dolls, the color pink, and dancing around like a ballerina. Oh no! Not [...]
Should astrophysicist Martin Rees have accepted the Templeton Prize he was awarded last week? || This is what blasphemy looks like: A group of French Catholics has defaced Serrano's Piss Christ. || Nickelodeon premiered a new children's...Show More Summary
Astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees, who has a walk-on part in We Are Doomed (and who is properly written of as "Lord Rees," though nobody seems to bother any more) has been awarded the Templeton Prize "for career achievements affirming life's...Show More Summary
As Mrs Merton knew, there are questions that answer themselves. “What first attracted astronomer royal Martin Rees to the £1m Templeton prize?” certainly looks like one of them. Carry on reading
I have no comment to make on Martin Rees’ much criticised acceptance of the Templeton Prize. The concept of the award may be founded on bullshit, but I certainly wouldn’t sniff at a million quid, and do not begrudge the Astronomer Royal his booty, tainted though it be. What interests me is the reaction from [...]
I have to acknowledge the very silly Mark Vernon, who considers the award a triumph. Apparently, Martin Rees accepted the award to hit back vengefully at Richard Dawkins — oh, how I wish I were in a position to wreak havoc on mine enemies...Show More Summary
Martin Rees, a theoretical astrophysicist, has won the 2011 Templeton prize, which "honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works." Rees is nonreligious, but his acceptance...