Dalai Lama receives honorary degree  

‘Today we honour an incisive, intrepid and indefatigable explorer of
human reality.’

Amy Cohen Varela by Olivier Adam

The Dalai Lama received an honorary degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Pisa on Thursday 21 September. In her Laudatio, or words of praise, Mind and Life Europe Chair Amy Cohen Varela noted that ‘his is a compassion that acknowledges our common humanity and as such, comes to touch you in a place that you may never even have guessed was within you; his welcoming is a powerful teaching in unconditional hospitality’.

Dalai Lama by Olivier Adam

Laudatio for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


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