Transcript teaching H.H. Dalai Lama

The Eight Verses

Thanks to the work of two people from Maitreya Instituut, Ven. Tenzin Chödron and Sylvia Pannone, we now have a transcript of the teaching that H.H. the Dalai Lama gave in September 2018 in Rotterdam.

Dalai Lama to visit The Netherlands

14 - 17 SEPT

Come to the Dalai Lama’s teachings and let yourself be inspired by one of the most important spiritual leaders of our time. Read more on this website about the program, the talks and the purchase of tickets.

The Dalai Lama will be visiting The Netherlands from Friday 14 through Monday 17 September. The theme of his visit will be compassion, and why it is essential in our troubled world.


Public talk 16 Sept.

The theme of the public talk is 'Why compassion is essential in our troubled world.'

Teaching Sunday afternoon

Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Explore practical ways to apply the Dalai Lama’s teachings. The teaching is given by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, who is HH the Dalai Lama’s main translator and is also known for his book ‘A fearless heart: how the courage to be compassionate can transform our lives'. 

“ Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. ”

Dalai Lama