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Dalai Lama’s Message of Peace

May 26, 2010 | CUNY Lecture Series, Hunter College

Stressing the commonality of mankind, the Dalai Lama delivered the keynote speech at The Bridge Conference, a Tibetan and Chinese youth dialogue project hosted by Hunter College. “We are all the same human beings, mentally, physically and emotionally,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader, who was in New York for a four-day appearance at Radio City Music Hall in May. “Everybody wants a happy life. That’s a basic human right.” The 14th Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize winner has lived in exile in Dharamsala, India, since an uprising against Chinese authorities failed in 1959. “Openness and freedom of speech are essential,” he explained. “With fear and police watching, how can harmony develop? Harmony by gun is impossible.”
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