The Dalai Lama gestures during a lecture session to teachers and students in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Thursday. The Dalai Lama is on a third day of a weeklong trip aimed at shoring up Tibet's traditional links with the landlocked nation. China has protested the Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia, saying the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader used such trips abroad to further a drive for Tibetan independence. The Dalai Lama gave a sermon before 10,000 people Wednesday in Mongolia's capital, Ulan Bator. He had arrived in the country Monday.