Walker meets with Dalai Lama before speech

Spiritual leader makes 9th visit to Madison
Walker meets with Dalai Lama before speech
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, visited Madison in May 2010.

Gov. Scott Walker says he spent most of the time during his meeting with the Dalai Lama listening.

Walker met with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday morning, before the Tibetan spiritual leader was scheduled to give a speech before the Wisconsin Legislature.

Walker said “there wasn’t a whole lot of dialogue” during his meeting at the Alliant Center in Madison, a couple miles away from the Capitol. Walker said of his meeting, “It was more or less a greeting. I spent most of the time listening.”

Walker said the Dalai Lama gave him a couple of his books and talked about his travels and how happy he was to be back in Wisconsin. His visit this week is his ninth to Madison.