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Dalai Lama arrives in Delhi

March 22, 2008

The Hindu
Friday, March 21, 2008

New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in the
capital on Friday to participate in a meditation workshop to be attended
by his followers from around the world.

The Dalai Lama flew in from Dharamsala this evening to take part in the
meditation workshop being organised by the Foundation for Universal
Responsibility.

Hollywood star Richard Gere and actress Uma Thurman's father Bob Thurman
are expected to take part in the programme.

The Dalai Lama, who arrived here as Tibetans stepped up their protest
and barged into the Chinese Embassy complex, will be in the capital for
ten days to take part in the meditation workshop to be held at Hotel Ashoka.

An exhibition is also being organised, which will be opened on Saturday.

Traditional handicraft and garments of Tibet will be on display at the
exhibition.

The Dalai Lama was welcomed at the hotel by around 150 people, most of
them his followers who wore T-shirts with the message 'Pray for Tibet'.

The organisers said the programme was chalked out three months back and
hence could not be seen in correlation with the ongoing protests by
Tibetans against the Chinese Government.

They, however, did not rule out the possibility of the Dalai Lama
meeting Indian leaders during his stay in Delhi.
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