The Dalai Lama met with Aung San Suu Kyi on June 19, 2012.
Aung San Suu Kyi is the opposition leader for the Burmese people. She has spent most of the last twenty years in house arrest.
During all that time, she continued to lead her people on the path to democracy. She is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
As practicing Buddhist, she has inspired people in her country.
The Dalai Lama Met With Aung San Suu Kyi
This meeting took place just before the Dalai Lama was to give the CR Parekh Lecture on the Values of Democracy and Tibet at the University of Westminster.
The news report on the Dalai Lama’s website stated:
As His Holiness received Burmese leader and fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, who had come to visit him privately this morning, he told her, “I have real admiration for your courage. I am very happy we’ve been able to meet”After more than half an hour’s close conversation, during which His Holiness told her that just as her late father had shown great dedication, he was confident that she too would be of great service to humanity, he wished her every success in fulfilling her life’s goals. He also said he looked forward to meeting her again.
I have heard that the current regime in Burma wanted to change the name to Myanmar. The common people and perhaps the monks and nuns didn’t like the change. They still prefer Burma!
Since the Dalai Lama met with Aung San Suu Kyi, and Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize, hopefully the world will look more seriously at the plight of the Burmese people.
Aren’t you especially happy to learn about this meeting and the Nobel Peace Prize? This news has warmed my heart and given me new hope for the people of Burma.