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Dalai Lama Donates $1.7 Million Prize to Charity

By: for msnbc.com on May 17, 2012
World News
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The Dalai Lama received the 2012 Templeton Prize for his work linking science and wider questions of faith and religion.

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader was awarded the prize, which comes with $1.7 million, Monday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

About $1.4 million will go to Save the Children in India, with about $200,000 set aside for The Minds and Life Institute, a non-profit that researches the partnership between modern science and Buddhism.

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