Richard Gere Attends 87th Birthday Celebrations of Dalai Lama in Dharamshala
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – The 87th birthday celebrations of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, saw the presence of Hollywood star Richard Gere.
Gere, who is an active follower and supporter of the Dalai Lama, was seen participating in celebrations organized by the Central Tibetan Administration of the Tibetan government-in-exile at the main Buddhist temple of Tsuglagkhang in Dharamshala.
The Dalai Lama, throughout his life in exile, has achieved prominence among the world’s political, religious, and social leaders as a universal icon of peace, harmony and non-violence.
He has been successful in exposing the true nature of the anti-democratic, anti-religious, and anti-humanistic attitude of China and the untold sufferings of the Tibetans under the Chinese administration.
The Dalai Lama has won widespread international support for the Tibetan independence movement. He has been advocating the Tibetan cause with non-violence for the last many decades and has been raising awareness in the international community on the Tibetans’ right to a homeland and culture, the restoration of the thousands of Buddhist monasteries that were destroyed by China and the freedom of hundreds of Tibetans captured by Beijing.