Los Angeles, CA, USA, 17 June 2016 - Yesterday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama flew from Washington DC to Los Angeles on the other side of the country. This morning, he told a group of people he was meeting prior to a ‘Women in Compassionate Leadership’ Breakfast that while he would forget their names, he would remember their faces for decades. Answering a question about how politicians might become more compassionate, he recalled telling Vice-President Al Gore that human beings have an ability to deal with difficulties without becoming overly flustered. He likened this to the way the ocean may be choppy on the surface while remaining calm and undisturbed in its depths. The key to this is keeping things in perspective.
As His Holiness entered the room where the breakfast was being held, about 275 people, among them influential women, CEOs, entertainers and media representatives, were already seated at tables. A brisk video depicting His Holiness’s life and activities was shown by way of introduction. Mimi and Maribel Unanue told how moved they had been to visit His Holiness in Dharamsala. They thanked him for encouraging women to take up compassionate leadership roles. First Lady of Anaheim, the Mayor’s wife, Julie Tait, asked the gathering to welcome His Holiness and he took his seat on the stage.
|Q'orianka Kilcher performing at the "Women in Compassionate Leadership" breakfast in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the "Women in Compassionate Leadership" breakfast in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|A member of the audience asking His Holiness the Dalai Lama a question during the "Women in Compassionate Leadership" breakfast in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2016.|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Maria Schriver during their live interview broadcast on Facebook in Los Angeles, California on June 17, 2016. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|