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Dalai Lama Google Plus Hangout To Air At Desmond Tutu's Peace Lecture In South Africa On Oct. 8 (VIDEO)

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. | AP

The Dalai Lama will host an on air Google Plus hangout Saturday that will be shown at Desmond Tutu's Peace lecture.

If you're interested in joining His Holiness, a post on his Google Plus profile states that a link to the hangout will be available about half an hour before the speech. The event is set to take place at 10:30 a.m., South African time (GMT +2).

The spiritual leader canceled his trip to South Africa earlier this week, after the government failed to respond to his visa request in a timely manner. He was set to depart for South Africa on Oct. 6 to speak at the retired archbishop's 80th birthday celebration.

Referencing the Dalai Lama's visa woes, Tutu criticized the South African Government, calling it "worse than the apartheid." Many see the government's lack of response to the visa request as a strategic move to not hurt trade with China. Chinese officials have often blasted world leaders who've met with the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama sent his "spiritual big brother" a birthday greeting on a video posted on his Google Plus profile on Oct. 7.

(Found via Read Write Web)

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