Dalai Lama calls for ‘century of compassion’

The Dalai Lama has called for a century of compassion and peace in which the gap between the rich and poor narrows and environmental stewardship is a priority.

The exiled Tibetan leader told a crowd of about 5,600 at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Wednesday that peace stems from happiness and that happiness stems from looking beyond yourself.
“We are part of humanity,” he said, adding of fellow global citizens: “Their problem is my problem. Their happiness is my happiness. We have to look to the interests of others.”


 ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press