By City News Service The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday at the Global Compassion Summit July 5-7, 2015, in Orange County. (Ffile photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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IRVINE — The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday in Orange County with a series of events open to the public, it was announced today. A statement released this morning said a Global Compassion Summit attended by Nobel laureates, celebrities, speakers and performers will be held in the Dalai Lama’s honor July 5-7 and serve as the official 80th birthday celebration. The kickoff will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim, followed by two days of dialogues and panel discussions on the UC Irvine campus, it said. All events are open to the public. Tickets will go on sale April 2.
The summit will mark the Dalai Lama’s first visit to Anaheim and third to Irvine. “This milestone occasion is a joyous opportunity for people to come together in celebration of His Holiness’ life and achievements,” said Tenzin Dhonden, a close aide to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. ---The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday in Orange County with a series of events open to the public, it was announced today.--- ...