His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit Buddhist institute, pagoda

Tibet Custom, August 12 2008

Paris, France -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama will begin his 12-day visit to France, with a visit to a Buddhist institute and pagoda outside Paris on Tuesday, International Herald Tribune reported.

<< His Holiness the Dalai Lama, center, greets people upon his arrival at the Charles de Gaulle airport, north east of Paris, Monday

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in France on Monday.

His Holiness will inaugurate a new prayer room on Tuesday at a Buddhist institute run by an exiled Tibetan outside Paris in Veneux Les Sablons, then head to another suburb, Evry, to bless a statue of Buddha in a vast pagoda being built by worshippers of Vietnamese heritage.

His Holiness will also attend an inauguration ceremony of a temple in southern France on 22 August.