|His Holiness the Dalai Lama walks with Rt. Rev. Michael Colcough at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK, on May 14, 2012. Photo/Tenzin Taklha/OHHDL|
|Jonathan Dimbleby, Right Reverend Michael Colclough, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama listen to Dr John M. Templeton speak during a press conference in St Paul's Cathedral before a ceremony to present His Holiness with the 2012 Templeton Prize in London, UK, on May 14, 2012. Photo/Clifford Shirley|
His Holiness in turn spoke of his commitment to sharing with others his experience that genuine inner peace comes from within, as well as his commitment to fostering harmony and respect among other faiths. He mentioned again his sense that the judges had awarded him the prize in acknowledgement of his small service to humanity. Dan Goleman, author of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence, and a founder member of the Mind & Life Institute, praised His Holiness's conviction that science and spirituality can both contribute to the relief of suffering and the furthering of compassion. Richie Davison, another Mind & Life veteran, commended His Holiness's persistently pointing out that compassion and kindness are part of everyone's emotional repertoire, an insight that has had a profound impact on modern science. In 2003, at a Mind & Life conference His Holiness pointed out that Buddhism has many methods for dealing with destructive emotions. He suggested that scientists explore their applications under laboratory conditions and if they proved useful make them available to others.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK, on May 14, 2012. Photo/Clifford Shirl|
|Dr. John M. Templeton Jr. presents the 2012 Templeton Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on May 14, 2012. Photo/Clifford Shirley|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his acceptance speech after being presented the 2012 Templeton Prize at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK, on May 14, 2012. Photo/Clifford Shirley|