Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 24, Mar 2017 05:44 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetans protest during Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s Australia visit
Lukar's car vandalized, says his family feel 'threatened by anti-social elements'
Yarchen Gar made inaccessible for tourists, foreigners
Dalai Lama’s upcoming trip to border state sparks political debate
Tibetan exiles observe World Water Day
Around 200 Tibetans arrested following latest self-immolation in Nyagrong
China opposes Dalai Lama’s participation in Indian government initiated event
Mother of two arrested for carrying out solo protest
Tibetan PM returns to session, reiterates push for one - time election system
Religious representatives, historians meet for Monlam IT conference
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candlelight vigil following news of the self immolation protest by a 24 yr old Tibetan named Pema Gyaltsen in Nyarong, Kham, on March 18, 2017. McLeod Ganj, March 19, 2017 Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gazes at devotees as he visits the Mahabodhi temple near the Kalachakra venue, a day after the conclusion of 34th Kalachakra. Jan. 15, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Three weeks after Indian PM announced Demonetization of 500 and 1000 notes residents including Tibetans queue outside State Bank of India and on-site ATMs to withdraw daily limit of 2000 Rs per account, Dharamshala, Nov. 28, 2016, Phayul Photo
more photos »
Advertisement
Czech FM meets the Dalai Lama, hails meeting as 'inspiring'
Phayul[Monday, December 12, 2011 20:27]
By Tendar Tsering

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague on December 10, 2011.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague on December 10, 2011.
DHARAMSHALA, December 12: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, currently on a three-day visit to the Czech Republic, met with former president Vaclav Havel and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg over the weekend.

The Dalai Lama arrived in Prague Saturday after a two-year gap at the invitation of close friend Vaclav Havel.

Upon arrival, His Holiness met the Former President for an hour, discussing the recent developments inside and outside Tibet.

Acknowledging the “love of the Czech people for the Dalai Lama”, Vaclav Havel thanked the Tibetan spiritual leader for his 9th visit to the former communist nation.

Calling Vaclav Havel “a source of inspiration”, the Dalai Lama appreciated Havel’s firm stance on the principles of democracy and human rights.

Wishing a speedy recovery to the former president, who had not been keeping well lately, the Dalai Lama told Havel that he must live for another 10 years.

Describing his Sunday meeting with the Dalai Lama as “friendly and private”, Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg told reporters that the he had “an inspiring conversation” with the 76-year old Nobel Peace laureate.

Later in the day, His Holiness gave a public talk on "Searching for Happiness in a Troubled World".

On his last day in Czech Republic, the Dalai Lama addressed a round table conference on "Democracy and Human Rights in Asia: One Year After an Empty Chair in Oslo" along with other speakers including former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, Nobel Laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi, Mr. Stéphane Hessel, co-drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Dr Jianli Yang, President and Founder, Initiatives for China.

The conference, held exactly a year after the Nobel Committee honoured Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, focused on the current state of democracy and human rights in Asia.

Speaking at the conference, the Dalai Lama pointed out China’s potential in bringing “considerable benefit” to the planet but said that the communist country lacked international respect.

The Dalai Lama noted that the prevalent “fear” of China has provoked mistrust amongst the international community thus stubbing out respect for China. As a remedy, His Holiness suggested that China embrace more democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, and the rule of law.

Commenting on China’s use of force and repression in the face of problems, the Tibetan spiritual leader pointed out that repressive policies not only fail to solve problems but instead lead to the growth of more dissent under the surface.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama first visited Prague at the official invitation of President Havel soon after the Velvet Revolution in January 1990. President Havel became the first President after the fall of the communist rule.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
Havel, Still a Man of Morals and Mischief
Former Czech President regrets Obama's delay in meeting Dalai Lama
Friendship with China is Essential, But not Just For Economy: Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama to meet former Czech President Václav Havel
Tutu, Havel urge athletes to speak up at Games
Tibet's peace is the peace of the graveyard
Dalai Lama to visit Czech Republic for the sixth time
Vaclav Havel to receive the Light of Truth award from Dalai Lama
Dr. Vaclav Havel to inaugurate Tibet Support Group Conference in Prague in the presence of the Dalai Lama
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Czech FM meets the Dalai Lama, hails meeting as 'inspiring'
Bus falls into Zachu River; 12 dead, 5 missing
Leaked video shows China's brutality in Tibet
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement