The Dalai Lama visits Ireland

“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity” ~ Dalai Lama

I am really looking forward to attending a special address by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama at the University of Limerick tomorrow. The Nobel Peace Laureate and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, will address the audience on the theme of forgiveness and is being organised in conjunction with Children in Crossfire established by Richard Moore, a long-time friend of the Dalai Lama.

At a time of war and civil unrest, we would do well to heed the words of His Holiness:

“We have seen that we cannot solve human problems by fighting. Problems resulting from differences in opinion must be resolved through the gradual process of dialogue. Undoubtedly, wars produce victors and losers; but only temporarily. Victory or defeat resulting from wars cannot be long-lasting. Secondly, our world has become so interdependent that the defeat of one country must impact the rest of the world, or cause all of us to suffer losses either directly or indirectly.

Today, the world is so small and so interdependent that the concept of war has become anachronistic, an outmoded approach. As a rule, we always talk about reform and changes. Among the old traditions, there are many aspects that are either ill-suited to our present reality or are counterproductive due to their shortsightedness. These, we have consigned to the dustbin of history. War too should be relegated to the dustbin of history.”


 All tickets for this event are now sold out. However, you will be able to view this event live on the 14th April at 9.20am from this web page.