On June 13, 2015 Lama Ole Nydahl received the award for dialogue, coexistence and peace from the UNESCO Association for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Málaga granted to him and his late wife Hannah Nydahl.
During the ceremony at the Palacio de Congresos in Malaga, President Lorenzo Rodriguez de la Peña emphasized the contribution of Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah, who passed away in 2007, to the promotion of freedom of speech, compassion and the development of peace and goodness. As another award winner, the Association honored Pope Francis.