Watch: The Dalai Lama releases coronavirus “Call to Unite,” read by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Watch: The Dalai Lama releases coronavirus “Call to Unite,” read by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
BY ROD MEADE SPERRY| MAY 13, 2020

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Via DalaiLama.com and the Tutu IP Trust come this new “special message to the world” from the 14th Dalai Lama, read by his friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In it, His Holiness addresses the coronavirus crisis: “This crisis and its consequences serve as a warning, that only by coming together in a coordinated, global response, will we meet the unprecedented magnitude of the challenges we’ll face.”

Compassion, of course, is key to the Dalai Lama’s special message: “It is during times like this when we must focus on what unites us as members of one human family,” Tutu reads. “Accordingly, we need to reach out to each other with compassion. As human beings, we experience the same fears, the same hopes, the same uncertainties. Yet we are also united by a desire for happiness.”

Watch the full message:

 

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Rod Meade Sperry is Editorial Director of Lion’s Roar’s Special Projects and of LionsRoar.com. He is, with Miguel Chen, co-author of I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too and The Death of You: A Book for Anyone Who Might Not Live Forever. Rod also edited the Lion’s Roar book, A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers.

TOPICS: COVID-19, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Video

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