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21october20094Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is to visit Los Angeles next month to raise awareness of the plight of institutionalized children, according to Los Angeles-based Whole Child International.

During his visit, the spiritual leader of Buddhist Tibet will give his first large-scale public talk in Los Angeles since September 2006.

At a joint press conference on Thursday, Ven Tenzin Dhonden has detailed about the upcoming visit of Tibetan leader. "His Holiness the Dalai lama was invited to Los Angeles by the World Child International, and he will be coming to participate global initiative meetings. "World Child International to create awareness around emotion needs for the most Vulnerable children. His Holiness will be in the L.A. the weekend February 20-21," he said.

"I have been friend with Karen Gordon, founder of WCI since 2005, what she does is enlightening with the compassion in action His Holiness the Dalai Lama often speak-off. It is the love and attention we receive as children that cultivate compassion as we go into adults, and every child should experience this kind of enter-mercy and care from the earliest time in their upbringing," Ven Dhonden added.

"His Holiness the Dalai Lama's life is guided by the 3 major principals; the promotion of human value, or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, foster of inter-religious harmony, and welfare of Tibetan people, concerning issues of on the survive our identity, rich culture, and religions," he continued.

The speech, "Cultivating Compassion and the Needs of Vulnerable Children," can be heard Feb. 21 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Tickets are available through Live Nation at www.livenation.com and at all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

"We're honored to have His Holiness come to demonstrate his solidarity with our work," said Karen Gordon, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based WCI, a non-governmental agency that works to improve care for vulnerable children worldwide.

"His compassion and wisdom will inform our efforts, and help us identify new objectives as we strive to ensure that all children receive the loving care they need to fulfill their potential," she said.

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