His Holiness the Dalai Lama Ranked 9th in List of World Leaders

March 27th 2014

Dharamsala, HP, India, March 26, 2014 - Fortune, the global business magazine published by Time Inc., known for its annual features ranking companies by revenue and other lists, has just published its ranking of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. In an era that feels starved of leadership, the magazine says it has sought out figures who will inspire its readers, leaders who energize their followers and are making the world better.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama is placed ninth in the list of fifty, which includes Chair of the Burmese National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi, President Bill Clinton and Pope Francis. His Holiness and His Holiness the Pope are the only two spiritual leaders in the list. In its brief description of His Holiness, Fortune magazine pays tribute to his tirelessly campaigning for peace, non-violence and democracy for more than 50 years, as well as his efforts to promote inter-religious harmony. Acknowledging his charisma, the magazine also notes His Holiness’s 8.6 million followers on Twitter as an indication of his influence.
 

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Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India on August 10 & 11: On August 10 morning, His Holiness will give a teaching on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron) and Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) at Thiksey Monastery. On August 11 morning, His Holiness will confer a long life empowerment (tsewang) and be offered a long life prayer at Thiksey Monastery.

Teaching in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from August 19 to 21: On August 19 and 20 mornings, His Holiness will give a teaching on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground. On August 21 morning, His Holiness will confer the Avalokiteshhvera Initiation (wang) at Shewatsel Teaching Ground.

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from August 29 to September 1: His Holiness will continue his teaching from Chapter 2 of Nagarjuna's The Precious Garland of the Middle Way at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

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