His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the inauguration of the new debate yard at Jangchub Choeling Nunnery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India on December 15, 2017. Photo: Lobbing Tsering

Mundgod, Karnataka, India - "The Buddha allowed both men and women to take full ordination, and yet for a variety of reasons the Bhikshuni Sangha was not established in Tibet," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "Changing that is not something I can decide by myself. It requires a consensus of the Sangha. However, I have been able to encourage more people to study."

Mumbai — "We make friends on the basis of trust, which comes about as a result of affection and concern for others. We can't buy trust or acquire it by use of force," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of 350 young people at the Mumbai, Maharashtra based "Somaiya Vidyavihar", whose motto is 'Knowledge Alone Liberates'.

Riga, Latvia — Negative emotions such as anger, fear and shortsightedness, which arise in the absence of compassion and inner values, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a crowd of thousands of devotees on the final day of a three-day tour of the Baltic state of Latvia.

Dharamshala, HP, India — Expressing his strong commitment toward a more humane and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet said: We must work together as global citizens of a shared planet with a sense of responsibility, because, in highly today's interdependent world, "a global loss is an individual's loss as well, the same as if it benefits globally, closely benefit to each and every individuals."

New Delhi — His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for greater emphasis on moral principles in modern education — a new approach to education, from kindergarten right through to university and urged a crowd of 2000 to pay more attention to inner values, peace of mind and nonviolence.

Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India — "Lately, I've been urging people who follow our Buddhist traditions to become 21st century Buddhists," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: 'To preserve teachings of the Buddha and keep them alive we should read the contents of the Three Baskets of scriptures and apply what we learn by exercising the Three Trainings in ethics, concentration and wisdom—in other words, study and practice.'

Nubra Valley, J&K, India — 'Warm-heartedness' and 'your care for others' are the key factor that allows others to 'be happy, even the community in which you live will be happier too,' said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while speaking to thousands of audience in Ladakh, J&K, India.

Boston, US — While explaining Tibet was historically a free and independent country in past centuries, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that the people of Tibet want genuine autonomy while remaining within the PRC so they can continue to keep their unique culture, language and traditions alive.

San Diego, CA, USA — Delivered the keynote address at the commencement ceremony of University of San Diego's class of 2017, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet on Saturday, June 17, 2017, said: "No longer violence. No longer this huge division", the youth of today can do that as they have both "opportunity" and "responsibility" to create "a happier world."