The Dalai Lama turns 75 today. For decades the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet has set a generous example preaching wisdom, non-violence and compassion around the world. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He has met both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict.
Today campaigners around the world are organising a birthday tribute which will be delivered personally to him on a 'wall of warm wishes' outside the temple in Dharamsala and broadcast around the region.