Monday, October 31, 2011
Dalai Lama is given the Mother Teresa International Caring Award
“Today we were honored to recognize the peaceful work that one man has accomplished because he truly cares for the people he serves,” said Senator Daschle.
“His Holiness is driven by a sincere compassion for people,” said Senator Dole. “The Caring Institute was founded upon this same concept. Its mission is rooted in Mother Teresa’s directive that we must reverse the poverty of spirit that exists in our world today.
“In Tibetan Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment. The Tibetan name Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom. His Holiness is the personification of caring, compassion and kindness,” said Halamandaris. “Our goal is to highlight incredible people who give back to society in outstanding ways and who are truly making a difference in our world.”