The Dalai Lama and Vancouver

The Dalai Lama arrived in Vancouver Thursday for a three-day visit to promote a new peace and education centre in the city — a facility that will be named after him.

Tibet’s 71-year-old exiled spiritual leader, who is known for having a sense of humour, spoke to reporters about the Canadian government’s decision earlier this year to grant him honorary citizenship.

The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his struggle for Tibetan autonomy from China and his pursuit of peace. He fled Tibet in 1958, when China annexed it.


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