June 19, 2012. Photo: Jeremy Russell / OHHDL
London, England, 19 June 2012 – As His Holiness received Burmese leader and fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, who had come to visit him privately this morning, he told her, “I have real admiration for your courage. I am very happy we’ve been able to meet”
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Aung San Suu Kyi in London, England, on June 19, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHD
After more than half an hour’s close conversation, during which His Holiness told her that just as her late father had shown great dedication, he was confident that she too would be of great service to humanity, he wished her every success in fulfilling her life’s goals. He also said he looked forward to meeting her again.
A short drive through London’s sunlit streets brought His Holiness to the University of Westminster where he had been invited to give the CR Parekh Lecture on the Values of Democracy and Tibet. He began,