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.

To learn more about His Holiness, go to: www.dalailama.com

In The Dalai Lama's Own Words

  • Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.
  • I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.
  • Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge, and through humane ways.


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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a prolific thinker and author. Among his many books are these recent publications:

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
by H.H. the Dalai Lama

In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. Rather, he proposes a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA,
Signal/M&S in Canada, 2011

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths
by H. H. the Dalai Lama

This book explores where differences between religions can be genuinely appreciated without serving as sources of conflict. It offers a hopeful yet realistic look at how humanity must step into the future.

Published by Doubleday, 2010

The Wisdom of Forgiveness
By H.H. the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan

This book contains an intimate and personal conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Published by Riverhead Books, New York, 2004

In My Own Words - An Introduction to My Teachings and Philosophy
by H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Rajiv Mehrotra

This book is an introduction to the general philosophy of the Dalai Lama drawn from a selection of extracts from his works and public talks.

Published by Hay House, 2008

Ethics for the New Millennium
by H.H. the Dalai Lama

Here is a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual regardless of religious belief.

Riverhead Trade, 2001