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Pacific Northwest News q Volume 25 Number 20 q October 19, 2015 q www.asianreporter.com
The Dalai Lama says Buddhist
culture most important to him
Lust, Caution star looks
for chemistry on set
Mustache Brothers get
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PRESERVATION A PRIORITY. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives at a Tibetan school in Dharmsala, India, his first public function after returning from
Minnesota in the United States, where he had a thorough medical checkup. The Dalai Lama says he considers it most important to preserve the Buddhist culture that has
helped Tibetan people live together even in exile. Many Tibetans fear their culture may not endure for long and may weaken after the Dalai Lama is gone. (AP Photo/Ashwini
important to preserve this rich and and said he advocated education of secular
By Ashwini Bhatia
profound culture that we have.”
The Associated Press
Many Tibetans fear that their culture
Earlier this month, the Dalai Lama said
HARMSALA, India — The Dalai may not endure for long and may weaken he’d had a thorough medical checkup at the
Lama says he considers it most after the Dalai Lama is gone.
renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in the
important to preserve the
Carrying white silk scarves, dozens of United States and was in “excellent
Buddhist culture that has helped the school children in traditional Tibetan cos- condition.” Though advised to rest by
Tibetan people live together even in exile. tumes welcomed the Dalai Lama to the doctors, the Dalai Lama got out of his car
“Our values have helped us Tibetans live event, the 10th anniversary of the opening and walked nearly 100 yards to the school.
together as a people,” the 80-year-old of a Tibetan school in Dharmsala, the Ti-
His followers lined the path with incense
spiritual leader said at his first public betan government-in-exile’s headquarters sticks and flowers. The Dalai Lama sat on a
event after returning from a medical in northern India.
chair on a raised platform while others
checkup in the United States. “So after
He also said he regretted that some settled on cushions on the floor in a show of
coming into exile, I have considered it most people were using religion to harm others
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