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Dalai Lama Repeats Call for End to Violence in Burma

1 October 2013

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reiterated his appeal to fellow Buddhists in Burma to show greater tolerance towards other religions, reports, a website run by Tibetan exiles. “Have faith in your own religion but respect all other religions,” the Dalai Lama said on Monday at the start of a four-day teaching on major Tibetan Buddhist texts. He noted that “Burmese monks were even regarded as terrorists” because of recent attacks on Muslims, and added that he discussed the matter with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when they met in the Czech Republic last month. More than 5,000 people from 54 countries will attend this week’s teaching, after which the Dalai Lama will travel to the United States.