Dalai Lama to offer prayer in US Senate Thursday

dalai-lama-231x3001US senators will be treated to a taste of dharma Thursday morning, as the Dalai Lama will offer the opening prayer for the day’s session. It’s the first time he has been invited to do so, the Washington Post reports. Though the Dalai Lama abdicated his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile in 2011, he still meets regularly with political leaders worldwide in his capacity as an international religious figure and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. As part of his current US tour, he held such a meeting with President Obama on February 21.