The Tibetan spiritual leader inspires many, once again, this time at Glastofest.

Missed Glastonbury 2015? The Sherp is here to give you updates on what went down this weekend.

Most of you must have heard that The Dalai Lama graced the stage at Glasto this weekend, despite China’s ‘warnings’. The Dalai Lama, who walked in donning a festival T-shirt over his head to fend off the rain, praised Glastonbury as a “festival of people, not governments or politicians”.

Then he delivered a wonderful speech about happiness and also addressed to the violence in Iraq and Syria as “unthinkable”.


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“While you are here, enjoy the joyfulness here. But you should remember on this same planet are human beings being killed by human beings.”

His festival appearance was incidentally a week before his 80th birthday, and the crowd sang to him their birthday wishes. Even today, hundreds of rain-soaked campers at Worthy Farm looked on as the Tibetan spiritual leader took to a small wooden stage and spoke about the simple, yet hardest to implement concepts of love, peace and forgiveness.

Watch his speech below.