Students from the Milanese Universities with the Dalai Lama

img-20161024-wa000010 days ago the students of the Milanese universities met Dalai Lama.

The future is in your hands.” With these words Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, opened the meeting on “Ethics and awareness in a global world” addressing the students of the Milanese Universities (Humanitas University, University of Milano-Bicocca, Statale, Politecnico, Bocconi, Cattolica, IULM and San Raffaele). Nearly 1,800 students gathered in a crowded Teatro degli Arcimboldi to take advantage of the great opportunity to converse with a Nobel Peace Prize on universal aspects of life and conscience.

img-20161024-wa0002The intervention of the Dalai Lama focused on the role of young people and education in the future of humanity, on the major environmental problems of our time, such as global warming, on the dialogue among different religions and with the world of science. “The twentieth century has passed – said to the students – and now it’s your turn: you really have the possibility and the responsibility to create a better world, not to respond to a moral precept, but in your own interest. Also because the problems created by humans, of course, can only be solved by humans.”

After the lectio, the Dalai Lama has spent more than an hour and a half answering the numerous questions of the students.

Hunimed Students queueing to ask their questions to the Dalai Lama
Hunimed Students queueing to ask their questions to the Dalai Lama

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.