Source: Idaho Statesman
On January 27, 2005 the Idaho Statesman reported, "the Dalai Lama plans to visit Sun Valley for the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Organizers of September's trip say the Nobel Prize-winning spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists will address a general audience, conduct private meetings, speak at a news conference and talk to invited corporate leaders about ethics in business. Kiril Sokoloff, a financial researcher from Ketchum who says he's a personal friend of the Dalai Lama, said a formal invitation to Idaho was offered by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne."