Meeting with Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader of the Tibetans His Holiness Dalai Lama visited Wroclaw in December 2008. As one of the volunteers coordinating his visit to Wroclaw the undersigned, and the rest of Erasmus Mundus Global Studies students in Wroclaw were granted a unique chance to attend a meeting during which Dalai Lama spoke to six thousand young people about tolerance. In the following day, Dalai Lama made a speech in the City Hall about the friendly feelings demonstrated by Polish students and their support for the cause of Free Tibet. He also received the honorary citizenship of the city of Wroclaw.

As a participant of the organizing committee of Dalai Lama's visit to Wroclaw I have got to meet His Holiness Dalai Lama and earned an unforgettable experience that has changed my views toward tolerance and the human rights issues in Asia.

Georg Oftedal
Student, Erasmus Mundus Master Global Studies