While touring Melbourne, Australia, the Dalai Lama announced that he’d be donating $100k to a local charity.
The 20th Man Fund aims to eliminate homelessness in Victoria, and advocates on behalf of young people and adults who have fallen victim to poverty.
His holiness revealed the donation while giving a public talk in Melbourne, and the charity’s founder, Les Twentyman, was taken completely by surprise.
“He just said, ’I’d like to contribute to your charity. I want to make a donation of $100,000,’” Les explained. “I almost fell off the stage. People had to grab the chair and push it back. It was all in Tibetan so I didn’t understand it at first’.”
To find out more about the charity and what made the Dalai Lama want to donate, click here.