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H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, presented Buddhist teachings in Long Beach, CA on Friday, September 25th, to Saturday 26th 2009. A few thousand people attended the teaching sessions, discussed Tibetan issues and shopped in the bazaar. Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster presented a white silk "kata", or ceremonial scarf, to His Holiness on Friday. Due to security and other restrictions by the event sponsor, no press coverage was allowed inside the auditorium.

Press Conference

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Press Conference

Buddhists

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Buddhists