His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama
Photograph (c) Sonam Zoksang /All Rights Reserved

President Barack Obama Meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Official White House photograph by Pete Souza 2.18.10

H.H. the Dalai Lama in Front of The Capitol
Photograph (c) Sonam Zoksang /All Rights Reserved

President George Bush and Nancy Pelosi meet with H.H. the Dalai Lama
Photograph (c) Sonam Zoksang /All Rights Reserved

H.H. the Dalai Lama with U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice
(c) Sonam Zoksang /All Rights Reserved

President Obama met with H.H. Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, at the White House today. Every U.S. President has met with H.H. The Dalai Lama since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is so cool. Especially the picture with George W Bush and Nancy Pelosi

Ryan said...

I got the chance to photograph H.H the Dalai Lama for a few hours at a private engagement in October while he was here in Calgary. What an amazing presence he carries. It's truly an honor to be in the same room with him.


P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

So glad this meeting took place. Both much admired. The Dalai Lama is what still keeps the idea of religion alive for me.

Mona Diane Conner said...

It's lovely to see how people light up around this spiritual leader, and the first picture looks so radiant both ways.

Balaphoto said...

Good shot!! excellent blog!!



Caio Fern said...

i must to say : this "guy" has carisma .
maybe he could be the next president :)

Unknown said...

It would be intersting just to observe the nuances of such a meeting.....body language etc.

An intellect such as Obama's studied by the old cat....

I'd enjoy watching that ! The Llama can be a real hoot in some circumstances.