Dalai Lama celebrates
THE 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has turned 80 surrounded by admirers at a public summit in southern California. The Dalai Lama, whose name is Tenzin Gyatso, celebrated on Monday at the Global Compassion Summit, a three- day conference in the cities of Anaheim and Irvine. The monk spent the day as the guest of honour at public discussion panels on climate change action and “wisdom, vision and experience” at the University of California, Irvine. He was lauded by admirers from Nobel laureate Jody Williams to singer Gloria Estefan and applauded by 5000 people in the audience.