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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Monday, January 12, 2004

2. His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit the United States and Canada, APRIL 12 to MAY 6, 2004

The Office of Tibet, New York

NEW YORK: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of
the Tibetan people, will visit Los Angeles, California and three Canadian
cities from April 12 to May 6, 2004, at which time He will offer lectures in
Buddhist philosophy and universal responsibility, receive multiple Honorary
Doctorate Degrees, participate in a conference with other Nobel Peace
Laureates, and help to introduce a curriculum of Ethics for a New Millennium
and Modern Tibetan Studies to two Universities. He will also bestow the
extensive 12-day Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace, the largest Buddhist
ritual and initiation given by His Holiness.

Commencing His visit from Los Angeles, California (April 12-17), His
Holiness will offer a three-day teaching on Nagarjuna‚?Ts 60 Stanzas on
Reasoning, sponsored by the Compassion and Wisdom Buddhist Association. For
further information on the teaching, please visit: While in
Los Angeles, His Holiness will also spend one day at the University of
California at Irvine where He will offer a Public Talk and help to introduce
the subject of ‚?oEthics for a New Millennium‚?Ě to the University‚?Ts

>From Los Angeles, His Holiness will visit Vancouver, British Columbia from
April 17 to 21, marking His first visit to that city since 1993. In
Vancouver, His Holiness will offer a Buddhist teaching, a public talk, will
receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees from both the University of British
Columbia and Simon Fraser University, and will join other Nobel Peace
Laureates while participating in a conference, entitled Tibet and the
Contemporary World. While at the University of British Columbia, His
Holiness will also celebrate the introduction of Modern Tibetan Studies to
the University‚?Ts curriculum. For more information, please visit:

On April 21, 2004 His Holiness will travel to the Canadian capital city of
Ottawa, where He will offer a Public Talk and spend two days engaged in
meetings with members of the Parliament and other government leaders. The
Ottawa visit is sponsored by Canada Tibet Committee, which is actively
engaged in the initiative for a Tibet-China negotiation campaign. For more
information, please visit:

His Holiness will conclude His North America visit in Toronto from April 24
to May 6, during which time He will bestow the extensive Kalachakra
Initiation, receive a Peace Award and Doctorate Degree from the University
of Toronto, and offer a Public Talk. The twelve-day Kalachakra Initiation
serves as a universal prayer for the development of the ethics of peace and
harmony within one‚?Ts self and humanity. The Kalachakra is considered a
unique and special blessing for all participants, as well as for the
environment in which it is given. His Holiness has bestowed 27 Kalachakra
Initiations on four continents, with His first one occurring during the
month of May 1954 in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. For further information,
please visit:

"Regardless of the city, state, or country to which His Holiness travels,
His objectives are always global in scope: to promote basic human values; to
promote inter-religious harmony and world peace; and to look after the
welfare of the Tibetan people and the preservation of the Tibetan cultural
heritage," states Nawang Rabgyal, the Representative of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama to the Americas.

His Holiness will be meeting with the local Tibetan communities of each city
He visits. He has been traveling to the United States since 1979, with His
most recent visit taking place during the month of September 2003. This trip
will mark His Holiness' fourth visit to Canada, and the first since 1993.

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Tibetan youths arrested for Pro-Independence posters (RFA)
  2. His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit the United States and Canada, APRIL 12 to MAY 6, 2004
  3. 'Long arm' of Beijing suspected at Bowers (OCR)
  4. Cycle rally for Free Tibet flagged off in Vijayawada (TYC)

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