Dalai Lama

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.” – Dalai Lama

Australian street artist Matt Adnate or just “ADNATE” painted this endearing mural of the Dalai Lama in the rear of a building in Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne. The three storey mural was painted a few years ago to pay tribute to His Highness, whom he met in person when he went to India.

The current Dalai Lama became the political leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen. He is the principal monk of Tibetan Buddhism and is the longest Lama to hold this position of influence. .

For Sami’s Monday Mural – Dalai Lama


  1. Alison says:

    Wonderful ..Shame about all the graffiti underneath

    1. Teresa says:

      Same thoughts here.

  2. Mae says:

    Portrait murals are unusual, and also more vulnerable to being defaced. Too bad this one was not respected.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment Mae…greatly appreciated!

  3. Love it-

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Alice.

  4. sami veloso says:

    Adnate is such a great artist. Great portrait of the Dalai Lama, but what a pity there is so much graffiti surrounding the mural. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      I agree, I love Adnate’s murals. But I guess this was from a few years ago that is why it was already graffitied.

  5. eklastic says:

    Fabulous! And yes: idiots who needed to tag – but where did they stand??!

    1. Teresa says:

      HAHA I can’t answer that!

  6. bertiebo says:

    It’s a wonderful portrait of the Dalai Lama.

    1. Teresa says:

      He is a great artist and he did justice to the portrait

  7. I’m late visiting, but still agree with others. It’s a very realistic image, but why they had to take it is beyond me.

  8. That should have read TAG it, not TAKE it. My fingers are messed up tonight.

    1. Teresa says:

      That’s alright!

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