Leaving Newport Beach for Minneapolis June 21, 2017
About 400 Tibetans, including Tashi Shölpa and Gyal Shay dancers, had gathered outside the hotel to welcome His Holiness. He happily reciprocated their greetings walking along their serried lines, stopping to exchange a few words with old friends, to ask children their ages and to shake hands with many others. Philanthropist Bill Austin and his wife, his local hosts, met him on the hotel threshold and extended their greetings. During his stay in Minneapolis, His Holiness will visit the Starkey Hearing Technologies Campus and address staff.