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We urge you, the citizens of India to cast a vote in favour of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to be honoured with the highest civilian award of India, the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the world while promoting the Indian values of Ahimsa, Karuna and the teachings of Gautama Buddha.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama has contributed immensely in helping to revive Buddhist thoughts and philosophy in India and around the world.For his selfless devotion to India, Tibet and the rest of the world; for his strong belief in the Indian values and philosophy; and for his strong faith in the idea of Ahimsa and freedom; we strongly recommend Buddhist monk and Lama Guru Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, to be conferred the Highest Civilian Award of India — Bharat Ratna


His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a saint, a messenger of peace. He embodies selfless service to people. He is genuinely interested in nurturing peace, non-violence and compassion in the heart & minds of the people across the world. Like a caring parent, he interacts with all, irrespective of whether they are poor, rich, abled or disabled. At a time when the world is cut up by hate, he reminds us of compassion. He truly believes in a compassionate world. We don't come across such greatness every day. That is why we need to honor him with our best!


Now as he himself says: 'My mind is Indian because it is trained by the 17 Nalanda Masters; This body is Indian because it is sustained by Indian dal, rice and chappati; So, I am Indian'.


HH Dalai Lama is already a Bharat Ratna – an ambassador of ancient Nalanda wisdom - he embodies the Indian values of peace, kindness, tolerance and compassion that make India unique. Giving HH the Bharat Ratna award is a recognition of our own ancient culture and values.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the most revered, respected, and loved beings on this beautiful planet is a child of India. Teacher, beacon, friend to all, His Holiness has always described his religion as ‘kindness’. I cannot imagine a more deserving and appropriate recipient of this great honor.


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the embodiment of non-violence and compassion. He is a steadfast champion of peace. The world has already recognized the Dalai Lama’s efforts by awarding him with the Nobel Peace Prize. India has been late in recognizing his efforts. It is only fitting that India’s highest civilian award is accorded to him.


The world has woken up to an new reality in the past two years. Subsequently, if the people of the world have started to see that there is a need for mindfulness, that meditation is an antidote to their mental conflicts... we owe it to the singular efforts of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Over the past 50 years, His Holiness has introduced the world to the work of Acharya Shantideva and his poems on patience and wisdom, and reintroduced to the world the indelible connection between meditation and inner peace. We owe it all to His Holiness who has introduced us to Acharya Nagarjuna and others, whose centuries old work is still relevant in many ways event today. All due to the singular work of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


Our Appeal

His Holiness the Dalai Lama self-identifies as a “son of India”, articulates that his mind is entirely suffused with the teachings of the great Nalanda Tradition, and his body sustained by dal and roti. He never misses an opportunity anywhere to extol the virtues of ancient Indian wisdom traditions, and the evergreen values of ahimsa (non-violence) and karuna (compassion), holding up India as a role model for the troubled contemporary world...

- Dr. Kaveri Gill

Overcoming Anger & Anxiety

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s talk on 'Overcoming Anger and Anxiety' at St. Columba’s School as part of Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in New Delhi, India on November 20, 2019. His Holiness also gives a short teaching on the 'Eight Verses of Mind Training'. After his talk His Holiness answers questions from the audience.

As I always mentioned, India is my home. I was born in Tibet. But most of my life was spent in this country... I really feel proud that I am a guest of the Indian government. I think I am the longest guest of the Indian government.

We are refugees, but we have found a good home. We lost our country, but we have reached the land of our gurus.

In India, we have many spiritual traditions and generally they live peaceably together. In India, there are so many religious traditions, but all teach a common message of love.