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Dalai Lama in D.C. (Live video, tweets)

WASHINGTON, DC - July 5: The Dalai Lama is greeted by Tenzin Dhondup, center to right, Tenzin Dasel and Pema Namseling as he arrives at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. on Tuesday July 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. He's in town for the Kalachakra for World Peace 2011. (View PHOTO GALLERY of Dalai Lama’s global travels .) (FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Follow On Faith for the next 10 days as we bring you inside the Dalai Lama’s events in Washington, D.C., including public teachings on Buddhism, a birthday celebration and the Kalachakra ritual.

The Post’s Sarah Khan is tweeting from inside the Verizon Center, where His Holiness will lead an opening session today.

Once the sessions begin, live video of the Dalai Lama’s teachings will stream below.

For the full story on events during Kalachakra, read Post reporter Michelle Boorstein’s piece on what to expect and what it all means.

View a photo gallery of the Dalai Lama’s life and his global travels.

Read Buddhist author Matteo Pistono’s reflection on the question, Who is the Dalai Lama?

View a graphic explaining the Kalachakra ritual.

Read, What is the Kalachakra?

Test your knowledge of one of the world’s oldest faiths with a quick quiz on Buddhism.

Interested in Buddhism but not a Buddhist? Join the club, and read our panel debate on the subject.


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