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Dalai Lama To Host Google Plus Hangout Tomorrow

dalailama150.jpgThe Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader in exile, has joined Google Plus, and he's hosting a live Hangout tomorrow with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The conversation is part of the inaugural Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Hangout will be held tomorrow (Saturday, October 8) at 10:30 a.m. South African time (GMT +2:00). Unfortunately for U.S. readers, that's 4:30 a.m. Eastern, 1:30 a.m. Pacific. No plans to share the video later via YouTube have been announced, but it's a safe bet that the video will be available soon.

Greetings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday on October 7, 2011.

As an exiled leader, as well as a worldwide figure, the Web is an important part of the Dalai Lama's outreach. He has maintained a Twitter presence (@DalaiLama) since 2010. He spoke to ecademy that year about his views on social media:

Alongside our natural ability to empathize with others, we also have a need for others' kindness, which runs like a thread throughout our whole life. It is most apparent when we are young and when we are old, but we have only to fall ill to be reminded how important it is to be loved and cared about, even in our prime ...years.

The 14th Dalai Lama has been in exile in India since 1959 after Tibet was annexed by China. Desmond Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who has been a longtime champion of human rights causes.

Follow the Dalai Lama on Google Plus for more updates.

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