[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING THE BIRTHDAY OF HIS HOLINESS THE XIV DALAI LAMA
HON. SALUD O. CARBAJAL
in the house of representatives
Monday, July 10, 2017
Mr. CARBAJAL. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to celebrate the 82nd
birthday of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatsu. Born on
July 6th, 1935 to a farming family in Northeastern Tibet, His Holiness
was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama at the
age of two.
Unlike previous Dalai Lamas, His Holiness has visited the west many
times to speak with religious and political leaders on the importance
of understanding and respect among faiths. His efforts toward peace and
universal values of tolerance and compassion earned him the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1989.
My district has had the honor of hosting His Holiness four times to
speak at my Alma Mater, the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The University has now established a Tibetan Studies endowment in his
honor, the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's commitment to preserving Tibetan
culture, and his teachings which promote respect for human rights and
non-violent solutions are invaluable lessons for the world.
Mr. Speaker, I am honored to join with the global religious community
in wishing the XIVth Dalai Lama a very happy birthday.