Exclusive Interview done by Russian Journalist Olga Lipich
Translated by Elena Shlychkov.
More than seven thousand pilgrims from Russia, China, India, Mongolia, Japan, USA and other countries came to learn religious teachings on the eve of 2012. This event was held by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, XIV, at the request of Russian Buddhists in their Indian residence in the city Dharamsala (foothills of the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh).
From Russia (mostly from Buryatia, Kalmykia, Tuva, as well as Moscow, St. Petersburg and other big cities) half a thousand people came to listen to “Ocean Teacher” (translated as The Dalai Lama), incarnation of Avalokitesvara Buddha of compassion. He spoke about relations with Russia, the renunciation of political power, on how to achieve harmony between people of different faiths and the root causes of the global crisis.