Bylakuppe, India — “Suffering is rooted in ignorance and the Buddha taught emptiness to eliminate ignorance. All the Buddha’s teachings flow from understanding dependent arising, which is not easy to achieve," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a gathered crowd of a reported 8,000 in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State, South India.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the inauguration of the new debate yard at Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India on December 15, 2017. Photo: Lobbing Tsering

Mundgod, Karnataka, India - "The Buddha allowed both men and women to take full ordination, and yet for a variety of reasons the Bhikshuni Sangha was not established in Tibet," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Changing that is not something I can decide by myself. It requires a consensus of the Sangha. However, I have been able to encourage more people to study."

Bhubaneswar, Odisha — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday received KISS Humanitarian Award 2017 given by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha state of India.

Dharamshala, HP, India — Expressing his strong commitment toward a more humane and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet said: We must work together as global citizens of a shared planet with a sense of responsibility, because, in highly today's interdependent world, "a global loss is an individual's loss as well, the same as if it benefits globally, closely benefit to each and every individuals."

Mumbai — "We make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. We can't buy trust or acquire it by use of force," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of 350 young people at the Mumbai, Maharashtra based "Somaiya Vidyavihar", whose motto is 'Knowledge Alone Liberates'.

Riga, Latvia — Negative emotions such as anger, fear and shortsightedness, which arise in the absence of compassion and inner values, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a crowd of thousands of devotees on the final day of a three-day tour of the Baltic state of Latvia.

New Delhi — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for greater emphasis on moral principles in modern education — a new approach to education, from kindergarten right through to university and urged a crowd of 2000 to pay more attention to inner values, peace of mind and nonviolence.

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