INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Dalai Lama has spoken to more than 200 American mayors about the importance of being kind in a violent world.
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibetan Buddhism gave Sunday's keynote address at the United States Conference of Mayors gathering in Indianapolis. He later discussed America's role as a global leader.
The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/29dklw6 ) the Dalai Lama noted the U.S. has long been at the forefront of technological and scientific innovation. He added that the U.S. should promote compassion and love "in order to achieve a compassionate world."
After the speech, the Dalai Lama was joined by pop singer Lady Gaga and businessman Philip Anschutz for a panel discussion. They spoke about topics that divide society, including race and sexual orientation, with Lady Gaga saying, "None of this can matter anymore."