Dalai Lama is a Twitter star

March 4, 2010

(ChattahBox) – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is a Twitter star with more than 100,000 followers so far.  The Dalai Lama began tweeting soon after his meeting with President Obama at the White House. Twitter founder Evan Williams suggested it in person. On February 22, Mr Williams tweeted: “Met the Dalai Lama today in LA. Pitched him on using Twitter. He laughed.”

The 75-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader,  is the “most senior world religious leader” to take to the social networking site, according to The Times of London.  Other religious leaders on Twitter include the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Neither the Archbishop of Canterbury nor his Roman Catholic colleague, the Archbishop of Westminster, is on Twitter, although the Church of England is active, along with a number of its bishops and many clergy.

So far the Dalai Lama is using his Twitter account to inform the people of his activities and travels and has shied away from making any strong political statements.  His Holiness hasyet to follow anyone else, which may not bode well for his karma??  You can find him here.


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  2. harshad awale on August 31st, 2010 8:54 am

    may dalai lama live for 1000yrs wid good health and good spirit

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