Nobel Peace Prize winner His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a globally respected spiritual leader with a great concern for the environment. He has frequently spoken about the urgent need for more concerted environmental conservation, compassion and universal responsibility.
We have been inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s unceasing stand for non-violence and his teachings on compassion and mindfulness and are happy that he has spoken so clearly about the environment. His Holiness feels that we should not only maintain gentle, peaceful relations with our fellow human beings but that it is also very important that we extend the same kind of attitude toward the natural living environment. We would like to share a few poignant excerpts from statements and speeches that he has made concerning the environment: