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Hundreds of people, many of them in traditional red robes, arrived at Verizon Center for the Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama in D.C. July 6.
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Hundreds of people, many of them in traditional red robes, arrived at Verizon Center for the Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama in D.C. July 6.

Opening prayers were scheduled to be held from to 7 to 9:30 a.m. for the 10-day Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama will preside over the event, which will focus on differences without division. The religious leader will perform a ritual cleansing of the Verizon Center, as well as three days of teachings on Buddhism. 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.

The Dalai Lama recently removed himself from political power in Tibet, and is now attempting to work purely as a religious leader. He will also give a talk for world peace Saturday on the Capitol Lawn.

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