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We saw His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Sunday.
I decided, at the last minute, not to bring my camera along with me. It was bulky and I wasn't 100% sure that it would pass through security. While waiting for the dialogue to begin, I received a comment from Shokoofeh (on my phone) that she was not permitted to bring in her DSLR when she saw His Holiness. After reading that, I was quite relieved that I had left it at home.
The governor gave an opening speech and then introduced the Madison Youth Choirs. During their performance, His Holiness came out along with UW-Madison neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson (CIHM), moderator Daniel Goleman, and HHDL's interpretor. Afterward, two of the children gave HHDL a University of Wisconsin Badgers hat, which he wore throughout the performance. (You can see a newspaper photo HERE.)
The dialogue was very interesting. Rather than recount it myself, I'll just point you to THIS newspaper article, if you're interested. I didn't find a full transcript online, but I also didn't look very hard. There are some great photos of his seventh visit to Madison on the Dalai Lama's website.
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