Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Music Festival?

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury Music Festival?

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama is slated to make a cursory appearance at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK on Sunday to “promote his message of compassion.

Sky News reported that the Tibetan Buddhist leader will visit the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset as part of a UK visit. He will be lecturing spiritual seekers on Buddhism in Aldershot during his visit.


Most people are probably bewildered by the Spiritual Leader’s interest in rock music and his appearance at Glastonbury is sure to pull in a big crowd. Festival organiser Emily Eavis said that they are honoured to welcome the Dalai Lama to Glastonbury 2015.

“He will be talking in the Green Fields and exploring the farm this Sunday as part of his trip to the UK. What a special moment for the festival,” he said.

It would probably look like a scene straight out of comedy when the Dalai Lama will join the biggies of rock in the festivities. What’s next, we wonder. A Tibetan rock band? It sounds a little bit like a joke from the show, “Have you been paying attention.”

The key themes His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be touching upon while on the visit “will be the promotion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message to the world of universal compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity,” a spokesman for the spiritual leader told the sky news correspondent.

It is generally agreed that this is the first time a spiritual leader has attended the Glastonbury music festival.

Meanwhile, in the not so strange everyday world, Worthy Farm, the place hosting the festival, now resembles a small city after opening its gates to music lovers from all over UK on Wednesday. Over 175,000 people have camped on the grounds and are waiting for the festival to begin. The population is considered to be bigger than the population at Bath, Reading, or Oxford. Adding to the music lovers’ crowd are hundreds of organizers and journalists. For the next five days, music will take centerstage on the Worthy Farm area.

This year music fans will watch headliners Florence + The Machine on Friday, Kanye West on Saturday and The Who on Sunday on the stage set up at the venue.

Photo Source: Facebook/Glastonbury Music Festival 2015