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Senate Padavan Welcomes Dalai Lama To Senate Chamber

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) welcomed the Dalai Lama to the Senate Chamber during his recent visit to the State Capitol on Wednesday May 6, 2009. His holiness, the Dalai Lama, addressed the Senators about the increased need of respect and compassion in addressing the challenges of the state.  The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader and head of state for Tibet. Senator Padavan and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama meet in the Senate Chamber following the Dalai Lama’s remarks to the Senate on May 6, 2009.