Photos: The Dalai Lama celebrates the New Year in Minneapolis


Last-minute adjustments
1 Last-minute adjustments 
Packing the gym at Augsburg College
2 Packing the gym at Augsburg College 
Tea for 2500 people
3 Tea for 2500 people 
New Year's altar
4 New Year's altar 
Waiting to perform for the Dalai Lama
5 Waiting to perform for the Dalai Lama 
The Dalai Lama presides over celebration.
6 The Dalai Lama presides over celebration. 
A chance to see the Dalai Lama
7 A chance to see the Dalai Lama 
Monks and lamas stand to honor the Dalai Lama.
8 Monks and lamas stand to honor the Dalai Lama. 
Tempted by the drums
9 Tempted by the drums 
Giving thanks
10 Giving thanks 
Picnic dinner
11 Picnic dinner 
Drummer Tenzin Zegyal
12 Drummer Tenzin Zegyal 
The women's dance group Gooshay
13 The women's dance group Gooshay 
Playing video games
14 Playing video games 
Nap time
15 Nap time 
Taking a break
16 Taking a break