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Dalai Lama back to Dharamshala

June 23, 2008

Dalai Lama, after his visit to Jordan and Australia is back to
Dharamshala. He underlined that the Tibet issue has to be resolved
between Tibet and China, so they should have clear understanding of
the situation without depending on a third party.
B K Upmanyu
MeriNews (India)
June 21, 2008

AFTER HIS visit to Jordan and Australia, Tibetan spiritual leader
Dalai Lama on Friday (June 20) reached back to Dharamshala.

During his visit, Dalai Lama held a meeting with Chinese people
including some former officials from the Chinese embassy in Australia
and few reporters. The office of Tibet based in Canberra organised
the meeting. Freedom and Democratic Party of China based in Australia
requested the Tibetan official for this meeting.

About his meeting with Chinese people, Dalai Lama said to the
reporters that the Chinese people, especially those from Mainland on
various occasions, have implored him to come to China to give
teachings on Buddhism.

He underlined that Chinese people living outside China must have a
clear understanding about the situation of Tibet, emphasising that
the issue of Tibet has to be ultimately resolved only between the
Tibetans and Chinese without depending on a third party. He said, I
have been making efforts to reach out to the Chinese friends and am
happy indeed to be able to meet and talk to them, he added. Dalai
Lama reiterated that he is not against the Chinese people, and that
he ''totally supports Beijing Olympic Games and the torch relay." He
further added that the Tibetans are not seeking separation and then,
moreover, the Olympic Games. I think, over a billion Chinese brother
and sisters really feel proud of it.. So, I appeal, including
Tibetans that no one should disturb that sort of ceremony, or even
torch. I particularly, specifically appeal to Tibetan community in
San Francisco not to make any such disturbances to the game.

He delivered a five-day lecture series on the 'Middle Stages of
Meditation' at The Dome, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park last week
and also met Chris Evans, the acting prime minister of Australia.
Prime minister Kevin Rudd, who was away at that time on a visit to
Japan and Indonesia, said he would have been glad to meet Dalai Lama
had he been in Australia. Dalai Lama also met with federal opposition
leader Brendan Nelson, Greens leader Bob Brown and foreign minister
Stephen Smith.
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