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Dalai Lama confirms a Sunshine Coast visit

August 21, 2010

My Sunshine Coast (Australia)
August 18, 2010

Liberal National Federal Member for Fisher Peter
Slipper is proud to announce His Holiness the
Dalai Lama is visiting the Sunshine Coast.

His Holiness has accepted an invitation to visit
the Chenrezig Institute at Eudlo on June 16, 2011.

"His Holiness is dedicated to spreading his
message of peace around the world and that’s made
him an inspiration to millions of people,” Mr Slipper says.

"I am deeply honoured and humbled that he has accepted an invitation to visit."

During next year’s visit to the Institute, the
Tibetan leader is expected to confer the official
opening of its new Gompa, bless the memorial
gardens and stupa, and give a short teaching in
an outdoor amphitheatre, which seats around 3000 people.

"His Holiness is always warmly embraced when he
visits Australia and I have no doubt the public
will be keen to welcome him back,” Mr Slipper says.

The latest invitation was extended in July last
year, when Mr Slipper was part of the first ever
Australian Parliamentary delegation to visit the
Dalai Lama’s home in exile in India. His Holiness
has met Mr Slipper on several occasions and has
called him a “long time friend”.

The Australia Tibet Council, which is helping to
organise His Holiness’ Sunshine Coast visit,
praises Mr Slipper’s fervent and long-time
support of its cause. He is a co-convenor of the
Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for
Tibet and has supported numerous initiatives to
promote awareness of the Tibetan situation and a peaceful resolution.

"Peter continues to be one of the strongest and
most effective voices for Tibet in Federal
Parliament,” the Council’s Simon Bradshaw says.

"Peter has taken every opportunity to speak up
for the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people.”

Peter Slipper MP
Federal Member for Fisher
August 18, 2010
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