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Dalai Lama, in Rhode Island, calls for ‘century of compassion’

PROVIDENCE — The Dalai Lama called for a ‘‘century of compassion’’ and peace Wednesday in which the gap between the rich and poor narrows and environmental stewardship is a priority.

The exiled Tibetan leader told a crowd of about 5,600 at the Rhode Island Convention Center that peace stems from happiness and that happiness stems from looking beyond yourself.

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