His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Arrival in Washington, D.C.

July 6th 2011

Washington DC, USA, 5 July 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Washington, D.C. on July 5 afternoon from India. On his arrival at the airport His Holiness  was received by Kasur Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Kasur Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama for the Americas. A Representative of the Protocol Division of the State Department, as well as of the Embassy of India were there to welcome His Holiness. Mr. Kalden Lodoe, President of Capital Area Tibetan Association, which is organizing the Kalachakra teachings, welcomed His Holiness on behalf of the community.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by members of the Tibetan community on his arrival at his hotel in Washington DC on July 5, 2011. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
At the hotel, members of the Capital Area Tibetan Association performed the traditional Gyalshey (court dance) along the entrance as younger members sang songs of welcome and offered Droso Chemar to His Holiness. His Holiness was welcomed by Under Secretary Maria Otero, the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Mr. Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Kalon Tripa-elect, Tromthok Rinpoche, abbot of Namgyal Monastery ,and other senior Tibetan lamas. Former Tibetan Supreme Justice Commissioner Lobsang Dhargyal Phunrab, Kasur Alak Jigme, Kasur Jetsun Pema, and former Tibetan Election Commissioner Dorjee Damdul Gonshar were also there to greet His Holiness.

His Holiness had a brief meeting with Under Secretary Otero before he retired for the day.

His Holiness’ program for July 6 begins with preparatory prayers and a function to celebrate his 76th birthday.

In the coming days His Holiness will be visiting the Capitol Hill to meet with Speaker John Boehner and other members of Congress.

 

 

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