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The Dalai Lama Visits New Orleans

Posted May 18, 2013

New Orleans Saints Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board Rita Benson LeBlanc was part of a group that had lunch with the Dalai Lama on Friday

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Saints Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board Rita Benson LeBlanc, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, U.S. Rep. John Lewis and other local leaders had the honor of joining the Dalai Lama for lunch at Restaurant August on Friday.

The lunch was part of a two-day visit to the Crescent City for the Dalai Lama. He spoke at the "Resilience, Strength through Compassion and Connection Conference" at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Friday.

On Saturday morning, the Dalai Lama served as the principal speaker at Tulane University’s commencement in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.