The Dalai Lama, a Nobel laureate, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government, said people all over the world must practice what he called "inner disarmament." By focusing internally on compassion for others, instead of selfish thoughts, individuals can help the world achieve peace, nuclear disarmament, and eventually the abolition of weapons and war, he said.
The Dalai Lama was in Denver for the weekend, attending an international youth conference called PeaceJam with nine fellow Nobel Peace Prize recipients. He also blessed the Shambhala Mountain Center in the Rocky Mountains. He also addressed a sold-out crowd of 14,600 at Pepsi Center, Denver's event center,