Dalai Lama draws big crowd at William and Mary

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WTVR) - Hundreds of people lined up in Williamsburg Wednesday morning to see the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness took part in a talk about the virtues of human compassion at William and Mary's Kaplan Arena Wednesday at 2 p.m.  

The Dalai Lama is visiting several U.S. colleges and universities in the Northeast delivering lectures on compassion.  

In fact, he will stay in the Commonwealth to take part in a panel discussion at  the Paramount Theater in Charlotttesville Thursday morning. He will also give a talk called "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World" at the Charlottesville Pavilion Thursday afternoon.  

The Dalai Lama, considered one of the world's most influential spiritual leaders, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.