Dalai Lama set for Glastonbury

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Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Glastonbury has announced another guest appearance at the famous festival – the Dalai Lama.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will visit the event on Sunday as part of a UK visit which will also take in Aldershot.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said: ” We’re honoured to welcome the Dalai Lama to Glastonbury 2015.

“He will be talking in the Green Fields and exploring the farm this Sunday as part of his trip to the UK. What a special moment for the festival.”

The key themes during the Dalai Lama’s visit “will be the promotion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity”, a spokesman said.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate w ill inaugurate the Buddhist Community Centre UK (BCCUK) in Aldershot, which has a large Nepalese Buddhist community, on Monday.

After prayers for victims of the recent Nepal earthquakes, he will give a public talk on Buddhism in the 21st century at the ESS Stadium in Aldershot.

Chonpel Tsering, representative of the Dalai Lama, said: “This upcoming visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be particularly notable as it takes place just a week before His Holiness turns 80 on 6 July 2015.

“The visit will offer all those attending the events, and beyond, an opportunity to hear the message of compassion, hope, dialogue and tolerance of this widely respected spiritual and moral authority.”

Published: Thursday 25th June 2015 by The News Editor

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