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From: Hector Lee [mailto:dirgemoot@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 13:45
Subject: [PRPagan] Dalai Lama begins U.S. tour
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The Dalai Lama started a 16-day
U.S. tour, presiding over an interfaith service and receiving an
honorary degree at a Jesuit-run university.
Flanked by representatives of 25 religions Friday at the University
of San Francisco, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said all faiths
have the same basic aim -- to breed compassion among their followers.
"I will continue to pursue my struggle, which is to campaign for
peace," he told the crowd of about 1,000 faculty, students and
members of San Francisco's Tibetan Buddhist community.
Before the Dalai Lama received his honorary doctorate of humane
letters, worshippers took turns reading from his writings, and from
Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish sacred texts.
Later, he was planning to conduct a public teach-in, hold a private
meeting with members of the Tibetan community and attend a sold-out
event sponsored by the American Himalayan Foundation at the San
Francisco Symphony Hall.
The Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet for India in 1959 after a failed
revolt against Chinese rule over his country, won the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1989 for nonviolent resistance to the Chinese occupation
The Chinese government has criticized the United States in the past
for its support of the Dalai Lama. A Monday commentary in the state-
owned newspaper China Daily labeled the spiritual leader a "political
plotter" and warned that the Dalai Lama's visit this month could
cause damage to U.S.-China relations.
"The Tibet Autonomous Region is an integral part of the Chinese
territory, and the United States' granting permission for a visit by
this political exile constitutes a serious intervention into China's
internal affairs," the commentary said.
The last time the Dalai Lama toured the United States was in May
2001. The University of San Francisco was selected as one of his
stops this time because the school boasts several experts on Tibetan
The second stop on his tour will be Bloomington, Indiana, where his
brother, retired Indiana University professor Thubten Norbu, has
directed a Tibetan cultural center since 1979. On September 11, he
will travel to Washington, where the Dalai Lama will meet with
members of Congress and the Bush administration. His final stops will
be Boston and New York.
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