By Minette (Flickr: [1]) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Minette (Flickr: [1]) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

World crises require a compassionate approach to leadership.

The Dalai Lama thinks that the world would be less violent if more women assumed leadership roles globally.

In a recent interview with Larry King on Ora TV’s PoliticKing, the Dalai Lama, the face of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the planet’s most recognized spiritual leaders, said that the world is in need of more women as leaders.

“According to scientists, women have more sensitivity than men. Sometimes I really feel that more women should take responsibility in the leadership of our planet. It would mean less violence,” his Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, said.

He doesn’t, however, endorse Hillary Clinton publicly for president as he doesn’t want to get personally involved in American politics.


The Dalai Lama visited the United States in July to meet with former president George Bush, to launch a global compassion initiative, and to celebrate his 80th birthday in Southern California with friends.

This wasn’t the first time the Dalai Lama has said that the world should have more women as leaders. In 2013, during a visit to Australia, he suggested that the world crises require a compassionate approach to leadership.

“In my own case, my father, very short temper. On a few occasions I also got some beatings. But my mother was wonderfully compassionate,” he told reporters in Australia, adding that a female Dalai Lama is possible.

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