Dalai Lama Quotes About Peace
For 59 years Tibetans have placed their trust in Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, as their head of state and spiritual leader. In 1950, he was called upon to assume full political power after some 80,000 People's Liberation Army soldiers invaded Tibet. He soon created a resistance movement against China. In 1959, after a large uprising, he escaped to Dharamsala India (where he currently resides) and received political asylum. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
March 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's escape to India. To honor his life's work so far, we've chosen some of the most beautiful and wise Dalai Lama quotes on peace from our own virtual library to share with you.