Taipei: Tibet’s exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, led a massive public prayer on Tuesday morning with an audience of 20,000 thousand, comprised of Taiwanese Buddhists, Tibetans, and people from other religious faiths, demonstrating their compassion for the Taiwanese victims who lost their lives in Typhoon Marakot, which struck Taiwan in last month.
Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke with journalists during his visit today to the typhoon-hit village of Shiaolin in Kaohsiung County, southern Taiwan. His Holiness arrived late on August 30, and headed straight for Hsiaolin, a village that suffered around 500 casualties due to landslides and flooding caused by Typhoon Morakot. He spend this morning offering prayers and comforting victims, on the first full day of a tour which he has stated to be purely humanitarian, with no political agenda.
Reporters and photographers crowded close to capture the Dalai Lama’s message and the image of the exiled Tibetan leader praying.