Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Clear
49°
Clear
Hi 63° | Lo 44°

Dalai Lama urges compassion in Boston speech

  • Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, bows to an audience as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, bows to an audience as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, adjusts his garment as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, adjusts his garment as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, left, lifts Catholic Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast's hood onto his head after donning his own visor to protect his eyes from bright lights on stage during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Both spiritual leaders addressed the audience. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, left, lifts Catholic Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast's hood onto his head after donning his own visor to protect his eyes from bright lights on stage during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Both spiritual leaders addressed the audience. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, looks in the direction of photographers before going on stage to address an audience during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, looks in the direction of photographers before going on stage to address an audience during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Musician James Taylor sings to an audience moments before the arrival of Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Musician James Taylor sings to an audience moments before the arrival of Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, bows to an audience as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, adjusts his garment as he takes the stage at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • The Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, left, lifts Catholic Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast's hood onto his head after donning his own visor to protect his eyes from bright lights on stage during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Both spiritual leaders addressed the audience. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, looks in the direction of photographers before going on stage to address an audience during an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • Musician James Taylor sings to an audience moments before the arrival of Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at the start of an event called "Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values and Well-Being," at a hotel, in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke in Boston on Sunday afternoon. He told a crowd of about 2,500 people at an event hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that “we need education in human compassion.”

James Taylor and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Owen Young performed at the event.

The Dalai Lama will head to MIT on Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, he’ll give a speech on ethics, the economy, the environment, peace, governance and diminishing resources. On Tuesday, he will teach stages of meditation and discuss Buddhism in the 21st century. Both events take place on the Cambridge campus.

Legacy Comments0
There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.