Delhi NCR, June 10 (IBNS) Spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has accepted an invitation to speak at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit's annual conference, which will be held for the first time in India in October.
Winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize and the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for the global environment, he was recently named the most popular world leader in the U.S. and six European nations, according to a Harris Interactive poll conducted in May.
Describing himself as a simple Buddhist monk, the Dalai Lama has authored more than 72 books and has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning six continents, meeting with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations.
Since 1959 he has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates and prizes in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion.
Speaking about the Dalai Lama, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, clinical professor of medicine, University of Arizona and University of California, San Francisco, said, "I´ve had the privilege of working on scientific projects with him, and it´s difficult to imagine a more wide-ranging, compelling and inspiring thinker - or one more dedicated to making the world a healthier place, whether economically, environmentally or ethically.