I am convinced that human nature is basically gentle, not aggressive. And everyone of us has a responsibility to act as if all our thoughts, words and deeds matter. For, really, they do.
------- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
For more than 40 years, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has spread his message of compassion and respect for human rights and human dignity throughout the world. For his efforts, he received the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
To his followers, he is a living Buddha. To millions of others, he is the voice of reason, nonviolence and compassion. An example of patience and kindness for all to follow. As the temporal and spiritual leader of
Tibetans, he is a head of state. Yet he humbly refers to himself as a simple monk.
A Guide to Little Lhasa in India
HIS HOLINESS' RESIDENCE
The Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama is opposite the Tsuglag Khang, or the Central Cathedral, which is about ten minutes' walk from McLeod Gunj. Time permitting, His Holiness receives visitors in public audiences. Visitors can apply for public audiences at the Branch Security Office in McLeod Gunj, near Hotel Tibet. Applications for private audiences, however, need to be made in writing to His Holiness' Secretary several months in advance.