The Dalai Lama Will Meet With Obama at the White House

The pair's last meeting led to an angry condemnation from the Chinese government

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Charles Dharapak / AP

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama folds his hands while speaking at an event entitled: "Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing" Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama on Friday as part of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s three-week tour of the United States. The meeting will occur 10:00 a.m. Friday in the White House’s map room.

“The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Thursday. “Presidents of both parties over the past three decades have met with the Dalai Lama in the White House.”

The Dalai Lama was the head of state of Tibet until China invaded the central Asian country in 1950. He has been living exile in 1959.

When Obama met with the Dalai Lama in 2011, the Chinese government issued an angry condemnation.

74 comments
reme
reme

This comment is about the photo on this page. I dont like that you use false hands to take a photo, they are not  Dalai Lama hands, they look like from a young man. Dont you think is not a good way  inform people with lies or you are saying other information? Stop laugthing!

jankiiahir
jankiiahir

I read that if you google words such as "Dalai Lama" or  IBPS Specialist "Tibet" in China, your only have results that your government allows.   The world is full of info that you can't access.  Institute of Banking 


haroldlewisblair
haroldlewisblair

Does the Dalai Lama know what a FRAUD and LIAR Obama is and how he deceived America? every part of Obama's life is a lie starting with his hidden past history that cost millions to hide (even his kindergarten records are sealed) and the list of Obama lies goes on for miles- a descent man would not be in the same room as this biggest CON-JOB in history-

Yoshi
Yoshi

Just gotta keep pushing those Chinese buttons.......

tommyudo
tommyudo

In the spirit of ecumenicalism, perhaps the Dalai Lama can also have an audience with the Ted Nugent wing of the GOP, namely the House GOP. I doubt whether that crew would take more than a minute before they spit out an ethnic slur.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

He will probably meet with the Dalai Lama to show he has some cojones, and send secret messages to China apologizing telling them it is just for show for those suckers, Americans.

ChinaLee
ChinaLee

Dalai Lama - Obama. So what do they really talk about?

Dalai - I am running out of money. I need more money.
Obama - I already gave you millions. Where is the social unrest that you promised me?
Dalai - Patience. Also, cost has gone up and we are running out of monks to burn. To destabilize Tibet, I need even more money. I guarantee with more money I can do it by next year.
Obama - That is awesome!

Press conference - We, the congress award Dalai Lama with the Fire of Freedom award. It comes with $1 Million......from our citizen's income taxes.

(Source: Nan Yang)

slidnbob
slidnbob

@ChinaLee Sounds more like a hypothetical conversation between the President and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@abundantlifechica If Buddhism does evil, than what does that make Christianity? Last time I checked Christians killed millions if not billions more than Buddhists ever have.

abundantlifechica
abundantlifechica

@mantisdragon91 @abundantlifechica


The Bible Reveals the Lies of Buddhism
  • …it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.. (Hebrews 9:27) 
  •  ‘You shall have no other gods before Me. ‘You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. (Deuteronomy 5:6-8) 
  • Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! (Deuteronomy 6:4) 
  • For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) 
  • For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:16-17)
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) 
  • The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; (Acts 17:24)
  • …then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7) 
  • …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23) 
  • … and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment. (John 5:29)
  • He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36)
  • Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) 
  • Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38) 
  • But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

pow13
pow13

Maybe in retaliation, the leaders of China should meet with the leaders of the LDS Church?

triago88
triago88

dear mr. lama, please slap this president up side the head, and give him some common sense. Namaskar!

nospam3661
nospam3661

"Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing"

What country is this in?

StoolTimeTommy
StoolTimeTommy

The Lama lovin Obama!


Unfortunately, the "evil chinese" don't want Obama to meet with the Lama.....LOL!


It could be that the greed, extortion, deception, hate, anger, and profit motivated Obama may be influenced by one of the world's greatest pasifiasts; and that would be bad for "Wall Street".


Can you imagine if a corrupt president who was supported, financied, defends, protects, and aides the extrotion of billions turning, "good" or seeing "truth".....introspection.


No worry, Obama's heart is as black as his ass and will never change so Wall Street, the Carlyle Group, Loyds, Dueschue Bank, Goldman & Sach, as well as Halliburton can all relax.


The world will never become aware of the use, extortion, subversion, and manipulation of the Chinese government to manipulate and extort global populations out of the remaining resources, even the Lama can't hold a candle to the Obama!

jeffreyndc
jeffreyndc

The majority of Americans don't see the whole picture of Tibet. They see the celebrities espousing the "holiness" of the Dali Lama, without question or investigation.  Ask how such a "holy" man has the entire top floor of the hyatt in new york reserved for his exclusie use, ask why when offered a chance to return to Tibet by the Chinese in the 1990's he then clained he wanted authority over something called "greater tibet, which is much of Qinghai, Xinjang and Szichuan Rrovoinces.  Also do your homework on the geopolitical map of China since the late Tang Dynasy when the tibetan ruers agreed to "one country, two kings" in the 9th century.  And what was America doing in the 9th century?  Finally, check the images of the condition of the vassals  (the majority of the population)  as late as the republican period of China, and see the conditions that the Lama and the land owners colluded to create for the peasants.  This is all well documented and I am giving just a short syunopsis of why we shouldn't accept just the "dali Lama's" version of history.  He is great politician, but a holy man?  Not so much.

herbalmagick
herbalmagick

I congratulate President Obama on having the courage to defy China's bullying and meet with one of today's greatest spiritual leaders and advocates for peaceful conflict resolution.