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  • BRUCE ASATO / basato@staradvertiser.com

    Allison Gendreau, chairwoman of the Bishop Museum board of directors, greeted the Dalai Lama during his visit to the museum.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Hero Wooching of the teen musical trio Ehunuikaimalino was greeted by the Dalai Lama after her group’s performance at the Stan Sheriff Center.
  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    His Holiness spoke with ‘Aha Punana Leo O Honolulu students at Bishop Museum.
  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Dalai Lama showed his appreciation to the young children of ‘Aha Punana Leo o Honolulu, who sang a song about their Hawaiian immersion school for His Holiness at Bishop Museum.
  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Gifts from the Bishop Museum to the Dalai Lama included a mahi‘ole, a helmet worn by Hawaiian chiefs. The Dalai Lama put the mahi‘ole on backward to demonstrate a similar-looking Tibetan headpiece.
  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Local musician Jack Johnson was singing and playing his guitar at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday when the Dalai Lama came onstage, walked over to Johnson and patted his knee as the world-famous recording artist beamed. His Holiness spoke to high school and college students about “Educating the Heart,” and will give a public talk at the center today as he continues his Hawaii tour as part of “Pillars of Peace Hawaii: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha.”

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