From the age of nine, one man has taken his role as a Buddhist monk seriously spreading words of peace and harmony.
Geshe Tenzin Zopa, 42, visited Wagga over the Easter weekend after recently being the recipient of the 2019 World Congress Prize for Global Peace Leadership and Excellence.
"It was a surprise for me that I never expected, but it was a wonderful experience," he said.
"I have been travelling around the world talking about the power of the ordinary individual to make the world a better place."
Geshe Zopa said a common misconception is that Buddhism is too hard to understand.
"There are two simple concepts to understand," he said. "One is the wisdom of non-violence and the second is understanding the inter-dependency."
Geshe Zopa had one message to share with Wagga.
"Everyone can find peace and happiness," he said. "Instead of waiting for your wishes to be fulfilled from the outside world, change your perception and think and act positively."
Hear Geshe Zopa's messages:
- April 18 from 5.30pm to 7pm on meditation for happiness
- April 19 from 5.30pm to 7pm on the facts of karma
- April 20 from 11am to 12.30pm on boundless Love
All talks will be held at the Multicultural Council of Wagga. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org