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Dalai Lama's visit to Montana in 2011 postponed

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The Dickinson Press
Dalai Lama's visit to Montana in 2011 postponed
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- The Dalai Lama has more than 1 million followers on Twitter since his official site launched, and another 2,800 online fans are eagerly awaiting his 2011 visit to Montana on Facebook.

There's just one problem.

The Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to consecrate the Garden of 1,000 Buddhas in western Montana, near Arlee, has been postponed until 2012 amid construction delays.

But event volunteer Deb Hicks doesn't want to erase the Facebook page "Garden of 1000 Buddhas and Dalai Lama in Montana 2011" and part with its 2,867 online followers just yet.

Hicks says she can't change the title of the original Facebook page she created, so she created a new page to delete the 2011 reference. The new site, however, has just 611 fans.

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