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Dalai Lama Gives Public Audience for Foreigners in Dharamsala

Public Audience for Foreigners in Dharamsala (

The Dalai Lama met with around 1500 foreigners from over 60 countries in Dharamsala, North India on May 28, 2014, where spoke about the sources for living a happy life by citing examples from his life.

He said that through the news he hears on BBC, he has noticed that people are looking for sensory pleasure in this materialistic world, but the real peace of mind and happiness comes from affection.

He also spoke highly of the secular India where all religions and beliefs can flourish, and asked the young Indians in the audience to put more effort in preserving and promoting the non violence values and cultures of India.

The Dalai Lama further spoke on the significance of achieving world peace, and how it can be attained through individual actions rather than waiting for the government or the UN bodies to bring about that change.

He concluded the talk with a question and answer session with people from different regions of the globe.

The Dalai Lama has left for the Indian city of Mumbai on the morning of May 29, 2014 for a four-day program there.