His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Long Beach to Begin his Five-State Visit to United States

May 3rd 2011

Los Angeles, California, USA, 2 May 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Los Angles, California, on May 2, 2011 morning to begin his US visit.  He was received at the airport by Representative Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, head of the Office of Tibet, New York.  


His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted in traditional Tibetan manner on his arrival in Long Beach, California, on May 2, 2011. Photo/Don Farber
His Holiness then traveled to the city of Long Beach by motorcade and on his arrival at the hotel around noon, he was received by the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery, Geshe Jangchup Choedhen, former abbots Geshe Lobsang Tsephel (Gaden Jangtse) and Geshe Lobsang Jamyang (Sera Mey), Mr. Tenzing Chondhen, member of the Tibetan Parliament from North America, Kasur Pema Chhinjor, Mrs. Pema Dolkar, President of the Tibetan Association of Southern California, board of the Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling, and members of the Tibetan community and a host of Tibetans and other supporters from the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

His Holiness was offered the traditional Droso Chemar by a young Tibetan girl and boy and after greeting the gathering he briefly explained his recent indisposition.  His Holiness then went to his suite where Abbot Jangchup Choedhen made the traditional mandala offering. Thereafter, he rested for the day.

His Holiness begins his programs on May 3, 2011. During this trip His Holiness is participating programs in five universities in the states of California, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Texas as well as other events in New Jersey.
 

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Upcoming Schedule

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from September 7 to 10: His Holiness will give a four-day teaching at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Public Talk in London, UK on September 19: His Holiness will give a public talk on Compassion - The Foundation of Well-being at The O2 London organized by the Tibet House Trust. Contact website: www.dalailama2015.uk

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from October 1 to 4: His Holiness will give teachings at the request of a group of Taiwanese at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Talk in Salt Lake City, UT, USA from October 17 to 19: His Holiness will speak at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions event Reclaiming The Heart of our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. His Holiness will also participate at a Luncheon and 80th birthday celebration at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Contact Website: www.ParliamentofReligions.org

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