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Dalai Lama leads silent prayer for Orlando mass shooting victims
by Oren Dorell, USA TODAY, June 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Dalai Lama led a silent prayer for victims of the mass shooting in Orlando as he promoted non-violent conflict resolution here Monday.
The answer to attacks like “this latest tragedy, in some cases in the name of religion,” is for young people to work daily, individually and in groups toward peace as a long-term goal, he said at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
The exiled Tibetan religious leader was in Washington to promote a worldwide “peacebuilding” campaign, which he participated in by leading a workshop in India with 28 young activists from conflict zones around the world, especially from Africa and the Middle East.
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The Dalai Lama: Why I’m hopeful about the world’s future
The Washington Post, Opinions, 13 June 2016 - By The Dalai Lama
(The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Since 1959, he has lived in exile in Dharamsala in northern India.)
It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the 21st century does not repeat the pain and bloodshed of the past. Because human nature is basically compassionate, I believe it is possible that decades from now we will see an era of peace — but we must work together as global citizens of a shared planet.
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