Dalai Lama back from down under

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday returned to Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh after visiting Australia and New Zealand, a spokesman of the Tibetan government in exile said.

Hundreds of tibetan refugees and other well wishers received him in Dharamsala including prime minister Samdong Rinpoche and Penpa Tsering speaker of the Tibetan parliament.

The highlight of the Dalai Lama’s visit to New Zealand was attending a memorial service for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

He also visited the Australian cities of Melbourne,Brisbane,Canberra and Perth where he delivered public talks besides opening a Buddhist centre.He also met the Chinese community,organised by the Chinese Tibetan Friendship group.

In Canberra the Tibetan spiritual leader visited the Australian parliament and held private meetings with MPs.

He also participated in a discussion, ‘A conversation with the Dalai Lama on Happiness Life and Living-Finding Happiness on Life’s Journey and Overcoming Loss’.

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