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Dalai Lama Speaks to Limerick

Dalai Lama Speaks to Limerick

Dalai Lama Speaks to Limerick

A look back at the day the Dalai Lama, received rapturous applause after speaking for close to an hour about the compassion and hope in an address called ‘The Power of Forgiveness’ at the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Watched by an audience of 3,100 people and thousands more on a live stream on the internet, the event was the largest on the Buddhist leader’s two day visit to Ireland, his first in 20 years. This was his first-ever visit to Limerick.

Arriving by helicopter, the Dalai Lama was greeted by UL President Prof Don Barry after landing on the ‘Sports Bowl’ beside the Arena. The 76-year old monk was accompanied by his friend Richard Moore, director of the charity Children in Crossfire, who organised the visit to Limerick.

The Dalai Lama spoke for close to an hour and received a standing ovation after his address, during which he spoke about “the promotion of human values and the promotion of religious harmony”.

“If you practice compassion, it will benefit not only yourself, but create a positive atmosphere (around you),” he said.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.