Lund, Sweden, 17 April 2011 (Anna Ljunggren) - On his last day of the three day visit to Sweden, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with 250 students in the City Hall of Lund. During the last year the students, from 60 schools in 50 cities around Sweden, have worked together with the organization IM-SOIR to raise money for school projects in the Himalayas.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing the 250 selected 13-19 year old students at a question & answer session at the Lund City Hall, in Lund, Sweden on April 17th, 2011. Photo/Lotta Gyllensten/Office of Tibet, London|
After the student meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama took part in the Sunday service in Lund Cathedral, to which he was welcomed by the bishop Ms Antje Jackelén and Mr Håkan E Wilhelmsson, dean of Lund Cathedral and chairman of the board of IM-SOIR. Inside the cathedral over 1.000 people waited to hear His Holiness speak.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending services at the Lund Cathedral in Lund, Sweden, on April 17th, 2011.|
His Holiness the Dalai Lama stood up, in front of the altar and said: “Respected spiritual sisters and brothers, I feel a great honour to participate in this special sermon, since it promotes religious harmony”. He also told the congregation that the faith should not remain just in the church, where it would not have much effect, but be spread everywhere.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with IM-SOIR staff at the conclusion of His Holiness' Sweden visit in Lund, Sweden, on April 17th, 2011. Photo/Lotta Gyllensten/Office of Tibet, London|
At the conclusion of lunch, His Holiness the Dalai Lama departed from Lund to Copenhagen, via the road bridge connecting Sweden with Denmark.