Talk:Dalai Lama

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Title in Chinese[edit]

Is there a particular reason for why the Dalai Lama title is included in its Chinese versions? I get using Tibetan, Sanscrit and Mongol but two Chinese languages seem odd. Why not use German and Hungarian too then? --Dereck Camacho (talk) 07:09, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

It seems warranted, because the subject is widely discussed in these languages, especially Mandarin, though I prefer to have these transliterations listed in some sort of infobox format rather than inline.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 09:06, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it's kind of invasive. Could be a good idea to limit them to maybe the original Mongol and put the rest in a note or something. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 10:39, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
In Buddhist doctrine articles, there is an infobox format with translations in multiple languages. See for example the article on Sthavira Maudgalyayana.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 13:33, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
Dereck Camacho, if you are deleting something from the talk page without there being consensus for that yet, that may at times be allowable, but don't say "as talked in the talk page" when in fact no such conclusion was reached.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 07:27, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Farang Rak Tham, if there are no objections here that I can see, then how is not consensus? Unlss you were against the idea, but if that's the case I'm sorry but I did not get it. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 07:30, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It seems warranted, because the subject is widely discussed in these languages (above) seems pretty clear to me. Look, I am not making a big issue out of this minor edit, but you shouldn't refer to me when I did not express any approval, that's all.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 07:33, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Wasn't clear to me, maybe because English is not my first language. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 08:42, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Allright.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 14:28, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Mind and Life Institute?[edit]

I came across Mind and Life Institute, which claims to be the organization responsible for convening conferences and dialogues with the Dalia Lama. I went through and marked some dead links, but it stuck me how much of the notability of the institute is based on the Dalai Lama. WP:INHERITED aside, the fact that the Institute isn't mentioned in the Dalai Lama article seems odd. Anyone have any thoughts on whether a) the info should be linked to somewhere in the Dalai Lama article, or b) is it really that notable an organization? TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:48, 18 January 2018 (UTC)