September 12, 2005
Gov. Frank Murkowski held a small, private welcome for the Buddhist leader in which they "talked about the history of Alaska, its wildlife, economy, all the things that make Alaska a great place to live," said Murkowski's spokeswoman, Becky Hultberg.
He is scheduled to officially begin a two-week U.S. tour with a benefit in his honor in Sun Valley, Idaho, hosted by singer Willie Nelson.
Source: Chicago Tribune