Today, July 6, 2015, is the auspicious 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Board of Directors and staff of the Canada Tibet Committee join the Tibetan community and our friends and supporters around the world in extending heartfelt wishes for the Dalai Lama’s long and healthy life.
“As a gift for his 80th birthday, His Holiness has requested that each of us develop the qualities of compassion, tolerance and loving kindness,” said Carole Samdup, Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee. “We make this pledge as we also renew our commitment to promoting human rights for Tibetans inside Tibet”.
Below, we have compiled a selection of video messages marking the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday so that all our readers can feel as part of the celebration. Enjoy them!
Ghongsa Chog Kutse Thilor Tenpa Shog!
His Holiness, may you live a thousand years!
The Dalai Lama's message of thanks to all well-wishers: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Dalai-Lama/400026323512786?fref=ts
Message from the Chair of the Canada Tibet Committee, Hon. Consiglio DiNino: https://youtu.be/W_2vj1jXZk8
Message of commitment by leaders of the Tibet movement around the world: http://dalailama80.org/day-80/
Central Tibetan Administration commemorative video: https://youtu.be/oYEbt1-_xmY
Musical tribute to the Dalai Lama featuring Runaground and friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lluineTmC1o&autoplay=1&app=desktop
Statement in Canada's House of Commons by Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Chair, Bernard Trottier MP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoTdswkrKeA
Message by Co-Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet, Peggy Nash MP: https://youtu.be/U2IUMR8zfRg
Heartfelt message from fellow Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu: https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xtf1/v/t43.1792-2/11120695_997469010286154_2038473958_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjE1MDAsInJsYSI6MTIxOSwidmVuY29kZV90YWciOiJsZWdhY3lfaGQifQ%3D%3D&rl=1500&vabr=389&oh=561b378d4814dc09d5b9765b45a82cef&oe=559D579E
Birthday greetings to the Dalai Lama from his friends in Latvia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj0_2ZmAL_A&autoplay=1&app=desktop
Exclusive BBC interview with the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=ZMHUI3Z64WI&app=desktop
It brought His Holiness to tears – message from the Cambodian Children’s Fund: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01DuvY9BQl8
Tibetan youth in the UK respond to the Dalai Lama's birthday request for a more compassionate world.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siZVVpU0HZc&feature=youtu.be