Dalai Lama Makes Historic Visit to the State Capitol

Monday, June 20, 2016

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, arrived at the State Capitol
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, arrived at the State Capitol [larger version].
Photo courtesy: Senate Republican Caucus

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Legislature welcomed His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, to the State Capitol. This is His Holiness' first visit to Sacramento as part of his public tour of the United States that began in Orange County, California and will end in Indiana later this month.

The Tibetan spiritual leader arrived to the State Capitol and made a brief public appearance on the West Steps before making his remarks to members of the state Senate and Assembly. The spiritual leader addressed members of the joint Legislature in the Assembly chambers on the topics of compassion, the environment, and ethical leadership.

"I was honored to join my colleagues in welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the State Capitol and hear him speak about human kindness. The Dalai Lama is an inspiring and renowned leader, and this is a historic visit for our state Legislature. I commend my colleague Senator Janet Nguyen’s efforts to help make all this possible,” said Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield).

“Today is a historic day for the California Legislature. His Holiness the Dalai Lama carries with him a message of compassion and kindness that I believe everyone can benefit from irrespective of their religious affiliation,” said Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove). “After meeting His Holiness last year, I am honored that he accepted my invitation to address a special convention of the California State Legislature and grateful for his contributions to the culture of the State of California.”

Media outlets can listen to his speech HERE

For press inquiries or questions, please contact Jacqui Nguyen, press secretary for the Senate Republican Caucus at (916) 651-4016.