September 24, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland - There was a chill in the air as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his hotel to drive to Winterthur this morning. When he arrived at the Conference Centre he was received by Jean-Marc Piveteau, President of ZHAW University (Zurich University of Applied Sciences).
September 23, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland - This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took a shorter drive to reach Zurich’s Hallenstadion where more than 9000 waited to listen to him. He took his seat on the throne against a backdrop of three colossal thangkas depicting the Buddha, Manjushri and Avalokiteshvara.
September 22, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland - Before leaving for Winterthur to attend further celebrations of the Tibet-Institute Rikon’s 50th anniversary this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Swiss television conducted by Islamic scholar and journalist Amira Hafner-Al Jabaji. She began by asking the significance of the Tibet-Institute Rikon.
September 21, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama met members of the media at his hotel in Zurich this morning Rudolf Högger, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Tibet Institute, Rikon, thanked him for coming. “It’s my duty,” His Holiness replied, “both my tutors were involved with Rikon Monastery, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Europe.”
September 20, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland - This morning, leaving the tranquillity of Darmstadt, where the bicycle is a favoured mode of transport, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was driven rapidly to Heidelberg. Reaching this picturesque city on the River Neckar he was taken directly to the City Hall where he was received by Mayor Wolfgang Erichson.
September 19, 2018
Darmstadt, German - Tibetans and other well-wishers gathered to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama off from Rotterdam yesterday morning. The flight to Frankfurt took barely an hour following which he drove into Darmstadt. Among those assembled in the warm sunshine to welcome him at his hotel in the ‘City of Science’ were Tibetans, activists and journalists.
September 17, 2018
Rotterdam, the Netherlands - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama met six Dutch Parliamentarians this morning he was swift to tell them how much he appreciates their concern for Tibet. As time goes on more and more people come to appreciate that Tibetan culture is sophisticated and useful, while it is being steadily destroyed in Tibet.