The Dalai Lama to speak at Glastonbury 2015
Music, mud and...monks
The head monk of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, seems to have confirmed himself as a speaker at Glastonbury Festival 2015, after posting an announcement on the schedule section of his website. The post (seen below) was subsequently removed. It is thought that festival organisers may have requested that the announcement be taken down until the full line up is released in April, as is tradition.
The religious leader's schedule stated that "His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning" on June 28. Since the post was removed the schedule still states an appearance at Kempton Racecourse in Middlesex to deliver a talk on Buddhism in the 21st century, for the day following the festival, which confirms that the Dalai Lama will be in the UK during the period.
Glastonbury Festival has become an alternative institution seeing muddy music lovers flock to the Somerset fields for five days of music, entertainment and culture. The Green Fields, described as the 'spirit' of the festival has played host to an impressive list of guest speakers over the years and 2015 might see a key note delivered by the Dalai Lama, in this appropriately reflective and optimistic area of the event.
Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 as we bring you developments of this story and the full festival line up, first.