A Moment of Prayer and Reflection with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
20th June 2012 at 11:00 am
A Moment of Prayer and Reflection with His Holiness The Dalai Lama was held in Westminster Abbey at 11.00 am on Wednesday 20th June 2012.
The congregation comprised representatives from other Christian denominations and other faiths, local school children, and also members of the general public.
The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said: ‘The Dalai Lama is a global spiritual leader whose significance is all the greater in view of the suffering of the Tibetan people. We look forward to welcoming him and praying together for the reconciliation of divided communities.’
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, The Dalai Lama, is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and earlier this year was awarded 2012 Templeton Prize at St Paul’s Cathedral.
His Holiness is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan community. His political leadership of Tibetan people in exile has been passed to Lobsang Sangay, a former senior law fellow at Harvard University, who is the recently-elected Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration-in-exile at Dharamsala in India.