His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s last talk in Frankfurt draws more than 15, 000 people


January 3, 2009 10:46 am

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s last talk in Frankfurt draws more than 15, 000 people [Monday, 3 August 2009, 9:08 a.m.]


 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving a TV interview to the Chinese section of Deutsche Welle (TV,Radio and Internet) on 2 August 2009

Frankfurt, Germany: Over 15,000 people on Sunday attended the last public talk of His Holiness the Dalai Lama– The Art of Living – which was translated into German, Spanish, Italian and Vietnamese. With that His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded the 5-day visit to Frankfurt, Germany. In the morning, His Holiness along with Benedictine Father Anselm Grün and Zen master Roshi Bernard Glassman spoke on “Cultivation of inner peace and compassion”. During the public talk, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that women were more compassionate than men and should take more active and responsible role in society. He further said, to develop world peace, one must first develop inner peace, then within one’s family and finally one’s own society. Over 30,000 tickets were sold during the four days event. On Monday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will travel to Marburg where the university will confer an honorary doctorate on him. The Marburg University has been teaching courses on Tibetan Buddhism since 1929. This is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 35th visit to Germany, the first of which was in 1973. Germany is the most visited country in Europe by His Holiness, indicating the tremendous public interest in and support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan issue. More pictures:

 
 
 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Benedictine Father Anselm Grün during the public talk
 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving the public talk ”The Art of Living”, attended by 15,000 people
 
 
 
 His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Police motorcycle escort