Sunday, 3 July 2011

Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama

One of the world's most famous celebrity Buddhists the Hollywood actor Richard Gere is a very proud and vocal supporter of the exiled head of the Tibetan Buddhist religion, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In this short clip to celebrate the Dalai Lama's receiving the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian and inspiring works he discusses with CNN his views and outlines the reasons for his support.

My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s. Like most young men, I was not particularly happy. Richard Gere

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