Dalai Lama: Tibet Wants Autonomy, Not Independence

April 16th 2006

San Francisco, USA, 16 April 2006 (By Amanda Bower, Time Magazine) 
Tibet's spiritual leader speaks
The Dalai Lama's schedule is usually set seven years in advance, but the Tibetan spiritual leader made a rare change to his plans in order to attend a San Francisco conference convened by Muslim leaders to discuss religious tolerance. His Holiness, as Tibetans call him, spoke with Time's Amanda Bower about Islam, his hopes to return to his homeland after 47 years in exile, and his hobby of tinkering with timepieces.
TIME: What was so important about this conference that you changed your schedule to attend?
THE DALAI LAMA: I have two major commitments. Number one is the promotion of human values

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