His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has stepped down as the political leader of the Central Tibetan Authority, also known as the Tibetan government-in-exile.
In his own words.
Video of part of the speech on the anniversary of the 1959 peaceful Tibetan uprising.
The guardian has some clarifications on the situation, especially for those unfamiliar with the history of it.
USA today coverage that includes the typical (and annoying) "But how will this affect America!" trope.
The Guardian explains a bit on why this situation is so complex for Tibet, and particularly for the Tibetan exiles who exist in a sort of limbo in India.
An introduction to Buddhism: