Last Friday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined Google+, and it didn’t take him much time to start interacting with one of the new social site’s flagship features.
On the same day he joined the network, The Dalai Lama announced that he would be participating in a Google+ Hangout with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as part of the inaugural “Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture” in Cape Town, South Africa.
And on Saturday, the Hangout took place between the two world-renowned peace activists. Unfortunately for many in the West, the hangout took place in the wee hours of the morning. But luckily for us, the entire hangout was recorded and is now available for your viewing pleasure.
Check it out below, in its entirety –
The Dalai Lama used his already well-established presence on Twitter (2.5 million + followers) to promote the hangout:
Google+ Hangout video link. http://t.co/YYnop2z3Live Now: HHDL and Archbishop Tutu live from South Africa and India via
It’s apparent that His Holiness (or someone from his team) is working hard to get his message out via social media. He now has a Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube Channel and a Google+ profile. His Google+ message for today is this little bit on spirituality:
Spirituality concerns our own motivation, while secular activity implies working in the world. Because motivation pervades all action, it is important that we have a positive motivation. Whatever we are involved in, whether it’s politics, education, medicine, law, engineering, science, business or industry, the nature of our motivation determines the character of our work.
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