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Dalai Lama Donates Constitution To Bush Institute

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His holiness the Dalai Lama donates historic document to George W. Bush Presidential Center during meeting with the former president and Mrs. Bush. (credit: Layne Murdoch)

His holiness the Dalai Lama donates historic document to George W. Bush Presidential Center during meeting with the former president and Mrs. Bush. (credit: Layne Murdoch)

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DALLAS (AP) – The Dalai Lama has donated an early draft of what became the 1963 Tibetan Constitution to the George W. Bush Institute.

The spiritual leader of Tibet and 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner donated the document to the former president and former first lady Laura Bush during a meeting Tuesday. It includes handwritten comments and suggestions from the Dalai Lama.

The document is the first contribution to the institute’s “Freedom Collection,” which will be a compilation of significant materials from democracy movements around the world.

The institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which is being built on the campus of Southern Methodist University and is set to be completed in 2013.

On Monday, the Dalai Lama received an honorary degree and delivered a guest lecture at SMU.

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