In 2009, the Dalai Lama gave an amazing talk, which happened to be filmed, at the University of California in Santa Barbara. The intro speaker says the Dalai Lama is great is because “he embodies what he teaches.”
“Ethics for Our Time” summary from UCtelevision:
“In this talk His Holiness turns to one of his favorite themes: the importance of compassion. Far from being a uniquely Buddhist concern, the Dalai Lama explains why caring for others can be the basis for a rich and rewarding life for all people. Whether one is a Buddhist or not, whether one is religious or not, a concern for the welfare of others is just good common sense. Compassion changes egotism into empathy, and transforms fear into freedom. It is the basis for both personal and communal peace.”
Endless thanks to UCtelevision for sharing this wonderful talk on youtube! You can watch it here or save the mp4 video.