The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday is celebrated around the globe

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The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday is celebrated around the globe
A Tibetan in-exile living in Nepal looks on during an event to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Namgyal School in Kathmandu on July 6, 2015. Thousands of Tibetans gathered to mark the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Exiled Tibetan school children throw flowers in the air as they sing a birthday song to celebrate their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's' 80th birthday in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Tibetan men perform a dance during celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Exiled Tibetan school children wearing traditional costumes sing at a gathering to celebrate their spiritual leader's 80th birthday in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
A woman sings as Tibetans celebrate the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Exiled Tibetan monks toss barley in the air at a gathering to celebrate their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's, 80th birthday in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Exiled Tibetans are given sweets as they celebrate the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Dharmsala, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Exiled Tibetan school children wearing traditional costumes dance at a gathering to celebrate their spiritual leader's 80th birthday in Dharmsala, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
A Tibetan monk offers prayers to mark the 80th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday this weekend in southern California. Hundreds of well-wishers are expected at a three-day Global Compassion Summit to mark the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's big day, with events Sunday through Tuesday at Anaheim's Honda Center and the University of California, Irvine. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
An exiled Tibetan government official pays his respect to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as Tibetans gather to celebrate his 80th birthday in Dharmsala, India, Monday, July 6, 2015. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
The Dalai Lama, left, joined by oceanographer Walter Munk, center, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., second from right and professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, laughs as he accepts a framed picture of Sirsoe dalailamai, a newly found ocean species named in his honor on his 80th birthday at the Global Compassion Summit at UC Irvine, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Dalai Lama gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at the Global Compassion Summit at UC Irvine, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Irvine, Calif. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader celebrated his 80th birthday at the summit. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL JULY 6 : Tibetan children plays with the bubbles during the function organized to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader 14th Dalai Lama in Kathmandu, July 6, 2015. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Tibetan children sing a Tibetan song during the celebration of Dalai Lama's 80th birthday in New Delhi on July 6, 2015. Fellow Nobel Peace laureates joined thousands of followers of the Dalai Lama July 5 to celebrate the Tibetan spiritual leader's 80th birthday, kicking off a three-day honorary bash in California. AFP PHOTO/PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
A young exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk looks on during an event to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Namgyal School in Kathmandu on July 6, 2015. Thousands of Tibetans gathered to mark the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Dalai Lama gestures while addressing the audience at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 5, 2015 , where the religious leader celebrated his 80th birthday with a speech on awakening compassion. A three-day celebration marking the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday kicked off, as thousands of supporters -- and some protesters -- gathered in Anaheim, California to hear the spiritual leader speak. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Dalai Lama gestures on arrival at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on July 5, 2015 , where the religious leader celebrated his 80th birthday with a speech on awakening compassion. A three-day celebration marking the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday kicked off, as thousands of supporters -- and some protesters -- gathered in Anaheim, California to hear the spiritual leader speak. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Dalai Lama celebrated his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California at the Global Compassion Summit. While his actual birthday is on Monday, the weekend festivities included an 8-foot-tall birthday cake complete with maroon-and-gold frosting -- colors referencing his Dalai Lama's Tibetan robes.

He plans to deliver talks all three days on global compassion, creativity and the arts, youth leadership and climate change.

Dalai Lama Celebrates 80th Birthday in California

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