Spiritual leader expresses condolences to the victims of the Mother's Day parade shootings
The Dalai Lama has kicked off his first visit to New Orleans, bringing his message of peace and compassion to a city plagued by persistent street violence.
Before addressing a gathering Friday at the Morial Convention Center, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader told reporters that "nonviolence is the only way of solving problems."
The Dalai Lama arrived Thursday, less than a week after a shooting at a Mother's Day parade left 19 people wounded while another was injured trying to flee. He expressed his condolences to the victims.
The Dalai Lama is scheduled to deliver Tulane University's commencement address Saturday at the Superdome
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his nonviolent struggle against Chinese rule of Tibet.
For more information, and to see and hear the Dalai Lama speak, go to www.dalailamanola.com.
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