Miami, Florida, USA, 26 October 2010 - On October 26, 2010, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his last day of programs for this current tour of the United States and Canada by giving an interview to CNN International’s Hala Gorani. The questions include highlight of the visit, his views on China and Liu Xiaobo, and how to practice compassion. His Holiness mentioned his “serious discussions” with scientists at Stanford and Emory universities as being the main purpose of this current visit. On the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo from China, His Holiness said that when he received the award in 1989 he said he took it as recognition of his work on the promotion of compassion. Similarly, he felt that Liu has dedicated himself for a better China and freedom of the individual. He is among those Chinese who are calling for a more open China. His Holiness said the Nobel Prize is recognition of his good work.
Thereafter, His Holiness left for Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach, the venue of his talk on “The Significance of World Religions.” The event was sponsored by Temple Emanu-El, Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial University and University of Miami and was attended by around 1500 invited guests.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by Prof. Nathan Katz of Florida International University’s Department of Religious Studies at his arrival at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach, Florida on October 26th, 2010. Photo/AP|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking during the interfaith lecture at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach Florida on October 26th, 2010. Photo/Reuters|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama's talk "The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times" at the University of Miami on October 26th, 2010. Photo/University of Miami|
|Members of the audience listening enjoying His Holiness the Dalai Lama's talk at the University of Miami on October 26th, 2010. Photo/University of Miami|