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Dalai Lama back in Britain after winning Templeton Prize

 INSP 07 June 2019

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be arriving in Britain on 14 June for a ten day visit to share his beliefs of non-violence, dialogue and compassion particularly with young people. (340 Words) - By Staff Writer

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets children as he visits a school for the blind in Friedberg. Photo: REUTERS/Alex Domanski

He will be talking to younger audiences in England (Manchester, London and Leeds) as well as Scotland (Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness). The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will be presenting Youth Compassion Awards to you people aged between 10 - 24.

Thubten Samdup, the Dalai Lama's London-based Representative, said: "The Dalai Lama has called for this to be a 'century of dialogue and peace', urging the world's youth to realise their potential as catalysts who can bring about a better world which they avidly hope to inhabit."

The Dalai Lama will convey the message to those attending the Stand Up and Be The Change youth event (free for those 25 and under) in Manchester on 16 June.

The fact that the public talks at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London, as well as events in Edinburgh , Dundee and Inverness sold out so quickly is a testament to the appeal that the Dalai Lama enjoys across the country, says the organising committee.

Tickets for the Manchester Arena events from 16 to 18 June are still available online.

The Dalai Lama will also be speaking on 'Ethics in Business' to business leaders in Leeds (15 June), meeting Tibetan, Nepalese and Mongolian Buddhist communities, meeting with religious leaders and attending inter faith prayers in Westminster Abbey (20 June), and meeting with Parliamentarians at Westminster and in Edinburgh.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's last visit to the UK was in May 2012 to receive the Templeton Prize. Valued at £1.1 million (about $1.7 million or €1.3 million), the prize is the world's largest annual monetary award given to an individual and honours a living person who has made exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension. The Dalai Lama declared straight away that he would give away all the prize money to charity.