See the Dalai Lama talk in London
- Henry Northmore
- 1 July 2015
His Holiness follows his recent appearance at Glastonbury with a public talk at the O2 in September
The Dalai Lama is set to give a talk on on 'Compassion: The Foundation of Well Being' at the O2 in London on Saturday 19 September. Stating 'Compassion is a marvel of human nature, a precious inner resource and the foundation of our well-being and the harmony of our societies.'
Much beloved across the globe as an emissary of peace the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 in a small village in Eastern Tibet. Taking on the responsibilities as political and spiritual leader of Tibet at the age of 15. Fleeing over the Himalayas in 1959 to form a government in exile in Dharamsala, northern India, and campaign tirelessly a resolution to the Chinese occupation. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work highlighting human rights issues in Tibet. He has been recognised for his work promoting world peace, climate change, inter-religious understanding and tolerance.
Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday by appearing onstage with Patti Smith and giving a talk on 'Happiness' at this year's Glastonbury festival (see video below) expect an evening of warmth, humour and insight from the Buddhist ambassador. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Information on how to submit a short written question can be found on your ticket.
The O2, London, Sat 19 Sep. Tickets go on sale Fri 3 Jul at 9am.