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Dalai Lama Donates to Katrina Relief

Tibet's spiritual leader in exile, the Dalai Lama, says he is shocked and deeply saddened by the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.

In a message to President Bush, the Dalai Lama said the Tibetan people share the immense suffering and terrible losses that the victims have had to endure.

He also pledged a contribution of 100-thousand dollars toward the U.S. administration's relief efforts.

The message also said special prayers will be offered by large congregations of monks and nuns.