His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Hawai'i in April 2012 marked the launch of Hawai'i Community Foundation's new initiative, "Pillars of Peace Hawai'i: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha." The visit touched thousands of people and brought an important message of peace and compassion to Hawai'i and beyond. From private discussions with native Hawaiian leaders, to public talks geared to students and the wider community, the Dalai Lama shared his insights and inspired us to consider our own daily practices of peace and aloha.

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is a man of peace. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Tibet and has consistently advocated for nonviolence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.

His Holiness states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness; the fostering of inter-religious harmony; and the welfare of the Tibetan people.

Having travelled around the globe to meet with leaders of many nations as well as with heads of different religions and well-known scientists, His Holiness the Dalai Lama brings with him a message of peace, nonviolence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. Author of more than 72 books and recipient of many international awards and honorary doctorates, His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.

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