Dalai Lama: U.S. needs to address gun control

Thousand handled the heat at Regions Field for the opportunity to see and hear the teachings of the Dalai Lama on Sunday.{}His events ended his two day stay in the Magic City; his first time visiting the southeastern part of the United States.{}His holiness taught a message of peace, compassion and understanding to those in attendance.{}"He is a big proponent of meditation and I think that's real important. I like him because he's on the path. He's working on himself and he is a teacher of Darma, " said Harinam Khalsa.{}The Dalai Lama also talked about the importance of inner beauty and wasn't afraid to touch on controversial topics like gun control.{}"I enjoy being in the energy of people who are working on themselves and to come away with a renewed enthusiasm for how we can change," said Khalsa.{}Outside of Regions field were hundreds of{}protesters{}calling the spiritual leader both dishonest and untrustworthy.{}"He has instituted a unilateral ban on a mainstream Buddhist practice that he himself has engaged in for over half of his life. So, we're here to give voice to the voiceless to the millions of people suffering from the results of this ban, being segregated, discriminated, against and treated like a sub class individual," explained Rebecca Gauthier.{}In spite of the large protest, people were touched by the lessons from the Dalai Lama and feel his visit shows the Magic City has come a long way over the years.{}
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