Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

The Dalai Lama speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, February 20, 2014The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader rallies support among leaders of Congress, aides said. It will mark the first time that the Dalai Lama — whose activities overseas are strongly opposed by China — will deliver the prayer that customarily opens each Senate session. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will later meet leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives, said Kaydor Aukatsang, a spokesman for the Office of Tibet. A Senate aide confirmed the Dalai Lama’s meetings.

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