His Holiness the Dalai Lama Comes to Anaheim

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My friend Betzi and I went to the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday celebration at the Honda Center in Anaheim today. Most of the pictures I took are from the large LED screen because our seats were towards the back, too far away to get a good picture. Several actors and musicians showed up to pay tribute, including Michael Franti. Hubby and I saw Franti with his band Spearhead almost a year ago, so seeing him perform today was a real treat!

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MC Hammer

MC Hammer

Kids played music for The Dalai Lama

Kids played music for The Dalai Lama

Michael Franti leads audience in Happy Birthday song

Michael Franti leads audience in Happy Birthday song

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama sharing his message of compassion

My friend Betzi and I pose in front of the Peace Wall, created by local artists, outside the venue.

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He turns 80 July 6th, but says everyday is his birthday because everyday is a gift.

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

The Dalai Lama shared his thoughts how each of us can do our part to make this world a better place. The take away message was simple and easy to remember; show compassion to all sentient beings and be good stewards to our environment.

The first video of Franti is his live performance, but the second one is a montage of all the Dalai Lama’s good works that I recorded from a video, shown on the big screen.

I hope your day is blessed with peace. Namaste.

ingebird

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