Top U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama
July 8th, 2011
07:48 AM ET
11 years ago

Top U.S. lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama

Washington (CNN) - Meeting with top U.S. lawmakers a day after his 76th birthday, the Dalai Lama cited the principle of church-state separation in his recent decision to step down as the political head of an exiled movement.

"The religious institution, the leader of the religious, and the political leadership, should be separate," he told the legislators during an appearance Thursday in the Capitol. "I myself combine! So my statement, my explanation, become like hypocrisy. Saying something, doing something different."


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  1. diridi

    for Advise on Debt Ceiling? For cutting Medicare, and Social Security which this nation needs desperately? To learn how to practice Yoga??????

    July 8, 2011 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  2. diridi

    Pres. Obama, please do not even negotiate on Medicare, and Social Security. GOP idiots play drama. Nation needs Medicare, and Social Security. Folks, vote these GOP thugs out of office. This way we win.....Obama2012! God bless him....

    July 8, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  3. bill

    Boehner is so uncomfortable standing next to someone with a WORKING MORAL COMPASS. The Lama should take him golfing and use him as his caddy. Maybe then he'll receive total consciousness.

    July 8, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |