PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Dalai Lama concluded his Oregon visit with a pair of environmentally themed events at a sold-out Memorial Coliseum.

In a panel discussion Saturday, the Buddhist monk known as His Holiness and Gov. John Kitzhaber found common ground.

Complete coverage: 14th Dalai Lama visits Portland

The governor said we must create an economic system not based on unlimited growth and unlimited consumption. The Dalai Lama, meanwhile, said the race to make as money as possible and spend it on luxuries is not healthy.

At an early Saturday press conference, the Dalai Lama took a handful of questions on matters such as love, nature and his daily habits.

Beforehand, he told reporters they play an important role in telling people what is reality and must do lots of investigation. He joked that a reporter should have a long nose, like an elephant.

The red-and-saffron-robed spiritual leader later said he listens to BBC radio every morning, and that the censorship practiced in China is harmful.

Read or Share this story: