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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Members of Parliament Meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama

June 13, 2008

Tibet Custom (UK)
June 11, 2008

Sydney -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama was greeted by nearly a dozen
federal and state members of Parliament at the start of his
Australian tour in Sydney today, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday.

The report said, Federal Labor MP Michael Danby and federal Liberal
MP Peter Slipper were among the politicians who met with His Holiness.

On his arrival in Sydney, His Holiness held a three-hour meditation
course for about 5000 followers at the Sydney SuperDome at Homebush Bay.

He later revealed to a private audience of about 100 political media
and religious figures that he hoped to resume dialogue with the
Chinese Government about the end of the month.

"We will see what kind of result will come," His Holiness was quoted
as saying. "Too early to say."

China announced it would resume its on-off dialogue with His Holiness
the Dalai Lama's representatives after a wave of international
protests during the Olympic Torch relay over its handling of protest
inside Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama said he still supported the holding of
the Olympic Games in Beijing, due to open on August 8, and urged
protesters to remain non violent.

"We are one of the rare freedom struggles [to stick] strictly to non
violence," His Holiness said.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be running the meditation course until Sunday.
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