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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in California

October 17, 2010

Bhuchung K Tsering
International Campaign for Tibet (ICT)
October 12, 2010

San Jose, Oct. 11 -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
arrived in San Francisco, California, late this
morning, to begin his visit to the United States and Canada.

On his arrival at the airport, he was received by
Kasur Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, Representative of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, and
a representative of the Indian Consulate.

His Holiness then drove to the town of San Jose,
the venue of his programmes for the next two
days. On his arrival at the hotel in San Jose, he
was received by Venerable Thupten Donyo of the
Gyuto Vajrayana Center, Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang
Jamyang of the Geden Shoeling Tibetan Manjushri
Buddhist Center, officials of Stanford
University, who are all organisers of the events
in San Jose and Palo Alto, President Kaydor
Aukatsang, and General Secretary Tsedup of the
Tibetan Association of Northern California. Kasur
Tenzin Namgyal Tethong and Kasur Pema Chonjor and
a host of Tibetans and other supporters from the
San Francisco area were also at the hotel to welcome His Holiness.

His Holiness is accompanied by Secretary Tenzin
Taklha and Secretary Tsegyam for this visit. He
will be visiting California, Georgia, Ohio,
Toronto (in Canada) and Florida during this trip.
In addition to Buddhist teachings on 12 and 13
October, His Holiness will be spending two days
at Stanford University where he will participate
in a series of programs entitled: Compassion, Science, & Society.

His Holiness will begin his visit with an
audience for Northern California Tibetans at the
San Jose Convention Center on the morning of 12 October.

In the afternoon, His Holiness will deliver a
lecture on 'Eight Verses on Transforming the
Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion' at the
San Jose Convention Center. The lecture will be
translated into English; additional translations
are available in: Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, and Spanish.

On 13 October, His Holiness will give Amitabha
Initiation at the San Jose Sate University
Center. Translation will be available in Chinese
and Vietnamese, in addition to English.

There will be a public talk by His Holiness on
'The Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and
Society' in Stanford University, Palo Alto, on 14 October.

On 15 October, His Holiness will participate in a
conference on 'Scientific Explorations of
Compassion and Altruism' organised by Stanford University.

The organisers of the programmes in Stanford
University have announced that as demand for
tickets exceeded availability, the programmes
will be broadcast live. Please visit for details.
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