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Dalai Lama will give talk on final day of Glastonbury Festival 2015

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama Getty/Thomas Lohnes

The Dalai Lama is to appear at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

In a statement on his oofficial website, the 79-year-old revealed he will be giving a talk at Worth Farm in Pilton, Somerset, on June 28 — the final day of this year’s event.

The Dalai Lama is the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism and was traditionally responsible for the governing of Tibet, until the Chinese government took control in 1959.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was recognised as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, at the age of two.

An announcement on his website said: “Public Talk in Glastonbury, Somerset, England on June 28.

“His Holiness will give a talk at the Glastonbury Festival in the morning.”

In 2013, his Tibetan monks performed live in the Green Fields at the festival, and held a ceremonial Sand Mandala to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Tibetan Declaration of Independence.

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