New York, NY, USA, 21 May 2010 - His Holiness began his third day of visit to New York City by agreeing to be interviewed by Chinese writer Wang Lixiong on the social network forum, Twitter.
Wang informed His Holiness that he had started preparing for this interview on May 10 by inviting people to submit their questions on Google Moderator and also to vote on their preferred questions. He said altogether there were 1253 people who posed 289 questions with 12473 votes revealing preferences and their results are the questions that he would be posing today. Wang hoped that as all questions may not be able to be touched today there would be occasions in the future for His Holiness to answer them.
There was full day teaching today with His Holiness responding to some questions before the afternoon session. Before the afternoon session, His Holiness had given some audiences.
The media has been reporting on His Holiness’s program in New York City with headlines such as “Thousands Gather to Hear the Dalai Lama, New Yorkers listen to lecture on meditation and Buddhist way of life” (Voice of America); “No matter their religion, reverent fans of Dalai Lama extol his message of love” (New York Daily News); and “The Dalai Lama Packs Radio City Music Hall” (FOX News), etc.
On May 22, 2010, His Holiness will address the Tibetan community before resuming his teaching schedule. His address is being webcast live on www.tcnynj.org and begins from 8:00 am eastern time (5:30 pm in India and 8:00 pm in Tibet).