Sunday, July 22, 2007
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in Hamburg.
What an honor, what a pleasure!
I've first met him in December 1994 in Dharamsala, where he and the Tibetan people are living in exil. In 1998 he was teaching for a whole week only 25 km away from my home in a tent village build for 10 000 visitors on a former army area. Very special.
This time his teachings are taking place right in the middle of Hamburg in a huge stadion.
He is a untellable wise man and very gentle. His humour is contagious.
Saturday was the starting day of the big event. Although buddhisms is amongst other things about a steady calm mind I was very nervous and very much looking forward toward the event. Thousands of people were moving into the stadion.
Exitment was in the air.
The stadion was packed. My girlfriend and I had fantastic seats with a good view to His Holiness and an overview of everything.
The Dalai Lama was speaking on the psychology of the mind, of global responsibility, of the importance of dialogue to prevent fight and violence, of peace among neighbours, of global peace.
The dialogue between the different religions of the world is very important and their mutual acceptance.
Compassion is the basis for everything.
During those 2 days there were people invited on the podium who are working in projects for peace and human relationsship.
Five days of buddhist teaching will follow from Monday on.
***tashi delek*** (the tibetean greeting :-) )
You can see more and professional done pictures for expemple in these newspapers:
"Spiegel" and "Welt"