My friend Betzi and I went to the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday celebration at the Honda Center in Anaheim today. Most of the pictures I took are from the large LED screen because our seats were towards the back, too far away to get a good picture. Several actors and musicians showed up to pay tribute, including Michael Franti. Hubby and I saw Franti with his band Spearhead almost a year ago, so seeing him perform today was a real treat!
My friend Betzi and I pose in front of the Peace Wall, created by local artists, outside the venue.
He turns 80 July 6th, but says everyday is his birthday because everyday is a gift.
The Dalai Lama shared his thoughts how each of us can do our part to make this world a better place. The take away message was simple and easy to remember; show compassion to all sentient beings and be good stewards to our environment.
The first video of Franti is his live performance, but the second one is a montage of all the Dalai Lama’s good works that I recorded from a video, shown on the big screen.
I hope your day is blessed with peace. Namaste.