Photo: The Dalai Lama and Swami Satchidananda together at a program in New York, 1996.

The 87th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was celebrated on July 6, 2022 around the globe. On the occasion he inaugurated a library and museum in the hillside of his Indian headquarters in Dharamshala. The Washington Post reported that: “He was cheered by a large number of followers, including American actor Richard Gere, a longtime disciple. The Dalai Lama Library and Museum contain artifacts, his teachings, and books on his life and struggle for Tibetan autonomy and protection of its native Buddhist culture.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his felicitations to the Dalai Lama by phone. The Prime Minister also tweeted: “Conveyed 87th birthday greetings to His Holiness the @DalaiLama over phone earlier today. We pray for his long life and good health.”

The Integral Yoga organization joins all the well-wishers in conveying deepest respect and prayers for His Holiness’ continued health, strength, and inspired service to the world.