Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dalai Lama In Argentina

The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina on September 13, 2011, after flying for nine hours from Mexico City. He was received at the airport by the protocol officers of the Ministry of External Affairs of Argentina as well as by Prof. Horacio E. Araujo (Lama Sangye Dorye), Lama Rinchen, and other members of the Kagyu Thekchen Choeling, one of the two hosts of the visit in Argentina.

On the following morning, His Holiness had an hour long meeting with the Argentinean media. More than 25 media people, representing various media agencies attended the press meet. His Holiness told the media that he has come to Argentina at the invitation of many of his friends and his main purpose of the visit was to share his two commitments in life - to promote basic human values as a fellow human being and to promote harmony among various religious traditions, as a spiritual person and Buddhist.

In the afternoon, His Holiness depart for Coliseo Auditorium, where he delivered a lecture on ‘Transforming the Youth for a Better World' for 2,000 people. Majority of audience turned out to be young people. In his lecture, His Holiness said that the 21st century belongs to youth, particularly those who are currently in the age group of 30s and lower. In order to make the 21st century more peaceful, more stable, more harmonious, His Holiness said that the responsibility falls on the young people. He warned that education alone might not bring inner peace and happiness and added that warm-heartedness and compassion are crucial to bring inner peace and happiness.

In order to make a significant contribution to the development and progress of a society, he said, an individual youth should take more serious responsibility. He added that no one from outside was going to come to clean the society and therefore, one must take personal initiative in this direction. His Holiness answered questions posed by people through Internet as well as by others who were present in the auditorium.