His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, pictured in the Lerab Ling Temple, August 2008
On 5 July 2009, the 74th birthday of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama was celebrated in London with an event hosted by the Tibetan Commemorative Committee (comprising Tibetan Community in Britain, Office of Tibet and The Tibet Society).
As part of these celebrations, Sogyal Rinpoche was invited to share his views on the enormous contribution that His Holiness has made to the world.
You can read the full text of his speech here.
(Photo by Graham Price)