Desmond Tutu arrives in Dharamshala to talk about Joy with Dalai Lama

His Holiness Dalai Lama & Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Dharamsala
Photograph: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

The Nobel Peace Laureate and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived earlier this morning on a five day visit to Dharamshala, home of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the last 55 years.

The Tibetan leader, accompanied by Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, received the Archbishop at the Gaggal Airport. The only other person whom the Tibetan leader personally received at the airport was former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that he is “so thrilled” to be with his dear friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Speaking to reporters, Desmond Tutu said he has come to sit together (with the Dalai Lama) and just enjoy the friendship and talk about “joy”. The two champions of peace and non-violence will collaborate on a book on Joy.

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Article By: Phuntsok Yangchen