Sendai, Japan, 8 April 2014 - After the formal air of yesterday’s purification prayers and His Holiness’s public talk, today there was an opportunity for easier interaction between him and Shinto followers from many walks of life. After brief introductory speeches an elderly man offered His Holiness a framed calligraphy of the Japanese character for ‘peace’ along with a flyer he said he has been distributing to promote peace in the world.
In his opening response, His Holiness told the gathering that he was honoured and happy to meet with members of the Shinto community. He cautioned that he had nothing special to say, but began to explain his three commitments.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to Shinto followers during their meeting in Sendai, Japan on April 8, 2014. Photo/Office of Tibet, Japan|
|A member of the gathering of Shinto followers asking His Holiness the Dalai Lama a question during their meeting in Sendai, Japan on April 8, 2014. Photo/Office of Tibet, Japan|