Arrival in San Diego June 15, 2017

San Diego, CA, USA – His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in San Diego from Rochester, MN, this morning after a smooth flight through a cloudless sky. Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer and his wife were at the airport to welcome him, along with Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California San Diego, who invited him to come.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting well-wishers on his arrival in San Diego, CA, USA on June 15, 2017. Photo by Jeremy Russell/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting well-wishers on his arrival in San Diego, CA, USA on June 15, 2017. Photo by Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

After a brisk drive he reached his hotel where about 150 Tibetans from the San Diego and San Francisco area, some Chinese and other well-wishers were gathered to greet him. Smiling as he walked, His Holiness shook hands and exchanged words with old friends as he gradually made his way into the lobby.

Tomorrow, after a brief meeting with the press, His Holiness will give a public talk at the University of California San Diego. The following day he will be the guest speaker at the University’s commencement ceremony.

Source: https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/arrival-in-san-diego