Dalai Lama gives away UK profits

Nottingham, UK - The Dalai Lama has donated tens of thousands of pounds to charity after unexpectedly making a huge profit from his recent visit to Nottingham.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader had planned his trip in May as a non-profit event, but five talks he gave at the Nottingham Arena were sell-outs.

Children's charities and services in Nottingham have been given £12,000.

A further £50,000 was donated to other more global causes, including China's earthquake-affected Sichuan province.

Other causes to profit from the unexpected windfall are victims of the Burma cyclone and a children's project in Tibet.