In a live interview this morning for the Tibetan Service AM show, a prominent Tibetan Lama who defected from China almost five years ago talked about his new life in the United States. Arjia Rinpoche says that he appreciates and enjoys the freedom and opportunities this country offers. He has a Buddhist center in San Francisco where he teaches Buddhism to a number of Chinese students and also to Americans. He fully supports the on-going dialogue between Beijing and Dharmsala and he says that his very optimistic that the Sino-Tibetan problem will be resolved sometime in the near future. He plans to serve the Tibetan people and the Dalai Lama by teaching all sentient beings who will be benefited by the teachings of the Buddha.