Dalai Lama 2008 Visit Report

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Sydney last week came at a politically more significant time than any of his five previous visits to Australia- less than two months before the Beijing Olympics and following a period of unprecedented unrest across Tibetan areas and international concern over continuing human rights abuses. Uncertainty continues over the future of the Tibet-China dialogue, with no date announced for a seventh round of formal talks, originally expected to commence on 11 June, the day of His Holiness’s arrival in Sydney.

The Australia Tibet Council kept a daily blog of events during the visit, including commentary on any meetings with senior Australia political figures. See daily summaries below.

Day 5 – Sunday 15 June – Chenrezig Initiation
Day 4 – Saturday 14 June – Public Talk
Day 3 – Friday 13 June – Chinese Outreach
Day 2 – Thursday 12 June – Dalai Lama’s Press Conference
Day 1 – Wednesday 11 June – Dalai Lama Welcomed To Sydney

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