His Holiness, the 13th Dalai Lama, has a lot on his plate when it comes to leading his followers and fellow Buddhists. When he was just 16 years old, the age kids in the U.S. learn to drive, he was learning how to assume full political power as Head of State and Government of Tibet. This amazing man has set up educational, cultural, and religious institutions, which have significantly helped preserve the Tibetan identity and its rich heritage.
There are many issues involved with the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama is doing everything in his power to fix it. One of the first, most important steps he has taken was proposing the Five-Point Peace Plan. This calls for the Tibet becoming a zone of peace, an end to China’s population transfer policy, respect for the Tibetan people’s human rights and freedoms, restoration and protection of Tibet’s natural environment, and the start of negotiations on the future status of Tibet and its relationship with China.
As a leader, he must promote forgiveness, compassion, self-discipline and other basic human principles. He must also encourage religious peace and understanding of all religions. Lastly, he has to stay true to the Tibetans who trust and have faith in him.
His Holiness will be visiting WCSU, on October 18th and 19th. He will be teaching about compassion. You can come see him for free in the Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St. Mark Langlois’ copywriting, advertising, and promotion class is promoting this once in a lifetime visit with blog posts everyday and twitter updates daily. Visit the twitter page to learn more!