Dalai Lama coming to Copenhagen

On his eight visit of Denmark, the Dalai Lama will speak about compassion and belonging

In February next year, the Dalai Lama will visit the Danish capital, Politiken reports.

Over the course of two days, the Buddhist monk will speak on topics such as compassion and belonging, and also advise on mental training. 

It is the eighth time since 1973 that the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will have visited Denmark. 

A monk with unique charisma
He was invited by Lakha Lama Rinpoche, a lama who admires the Dalai Lama's unique charisma and capacity to share Buddhist values with the whole world.

"Unlike other heads of states, the Dalai Lama, the leader of the Tibetan people, has not lived in a palace," stated Rinpoche in a press release.

"He encountered a lot of adversity throughout his life.  Yet, instead of succumbing to anger and hatred, he has chosen to use the power of compassion.  He never lost his belief in non-violence and compassion."

The 14th reincarnation of Tibetan leaders
The Dalai Lama's real name is Tenzin Gyatso. He was born in Tibet and as a two-year-old was identified as the 14th reincarnation of a spiritual leader born in 1391.

Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1950s, he has lived in exile in northern India.

Believers consider the Dalai Lama to be manifestation of the bodhisattva of compassion