The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has lived a life of hardship and adversity. His country was invaded by the Chinese in 1950, and he was forced to flee to India, where he later set up a government-in-exhile. Throughout the painful invasion process, he rejected the use of violence, as he still does to this day. He now travels the world and speaks about compassion, peace, and religion. He is a living example for us on how to become more compassionate toward each other and how to live harmoniously with our environment.