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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya Receives Audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya joining hands at the conclusion of their meeting at his residence in Dharamshala. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya received an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama this morning at his official residence at McLeod Ganj in Dharamshala. The audience was also attended by Sikyong Penpa Tsering, DIIR Kalon Norzin Dolma, Representative Namgyal Choedup and the members of the US Special Coordinator’s delegation.

During the audience, the US Special Coordinator expressed US President Joe Biden and the American people’s greetings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She also offered best wishes for the good health of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and expressed the gratitude of the world for the messages of peace that His Holiness espouses.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues also discussed the rich traditions of freedom and democracy in the United States and India. His Holiness expressed his happiness to meet the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues and emphasised the oneness of all humanity. His Holiness explained his four main commitments in life namely the Promotion of universal values, Promotion of religious harmony, Preservation of Tibet’s culture and environment, and Revival of ancient Indian wisdom. His Holiness the Dalai Lama further said that despite the PRC’s best efforts, it has failed to win the Tibetan people and transform their minds. Instead, His Holiness said, the thinking of the Chinese people itself is rapidly changing.

The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues is on a two-day visit to Dharamshala from 18-19 May. Yesterday, she visited the Central Tibetan Administration and had discussions with the 16th Kashag led by Sikyong Penpa Tsering. She also visited the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), the Tibet Museum, and also met with members of the Tibetan civil society.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya at the audience this morning. The audience was also attended by Sikyong Penpa Tsering, DIIR Kalon Norzin Dolma and Representative Namgyal Choedup.

His Holiness holding a wood carving of an eagle done by native Americans presented to him by US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya during their meeting. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues at Norbulingka Institute.

At Gyuto monastery.