February 2, 1986 - Meets with Pope John Paul II in New Delhi.
September 1987 - Attends the Congressional Human rights Caucus in Washington, DC, and proposes a Five Point Peace Plan for Tibet's future.
1989 - Shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Mikhail Gorbachev.
April 16, 1991 - White House meeting with George Bush, the first ever between the spiritual leader and a president of the United States.
May 6, 1993 - Meets with President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore at the White House.
September, 1995 - Tours the United States urging government involvement with talks with China over Tibetan autonomy.
March 27, 1997 - Meets with President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan in Taipei.
December 25, 1997 - Disney, through Touchstone Pictures, releases the biopic "Kundun," directed by Martin Scorsese.
November 10, 1998 - Requests assistance in opening official negotiations with China regarding the future of Tibet at a meeting of senior government officials in Washington, DC, including President Clinton. The Dalai Lama says that the distrust between himself and China is too great to re-open the talks.
May 2001 - Meets with President George W. Bush, Congressional leaders and Secretary of State Colin Powell, among others in Washington, DC.
2002 - Speaks out against China, stating that China should embrace democracy if the country is to be a major world power in the coming years. - He also criticizes the United States-led war on terrorism, saying that the use of force to override terrorists overlooks the underlying problems that lead to terrorism.
September 2003 - Begins a 16-day tour of the U.S. in San Francisco. Other cities include New York, Boston, Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC, meeting again with President Bush and Colin Powell.
September 19-22, 2004 - Tours south Florida and gives a series of public and private lectures on peace and religious and cultural harmony. Lecture sites include Miami University and Florida International University.
November 8, 2005 - Meetings with President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington.
September 11, 2006 - Receives honorary Canadian citizenship in a ceremony held at Vancouver's GM Place Stadium.
February 5, 2007 - The Dalai Lama is named a presidential distinguished professor at Emory University in Atlanta.
June 22, 2007 - Appears in a documentary titled "Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama," a 2001 interview done in India that shows some of the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama.
October 9-31, 2007 - Visits North America. October 17, in Washington, DC, is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bush. October 20 - 22, visits Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, for a conference and installation as a presidential distinguished professor.
January 2008 - Calls for peaceful protests during the upcoming Beijing Olympics, in order to highlight the plight of Tibet.
March 18, 2008 - States during an interview that he would step down as leader of Tibetan exiles if violence in Tibet were to get out of control.
April 13, 2008 - Arrives in the US for a ten-day tour that makes stops in Seattle, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Hamilton, New York.
April 21, 2008 - The Dalai Lama is made an "honorary citizen" of Paris, over the objections of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's political party.
May 23, 2008 - Meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
June 12, 2008 - Urges his supporters not to cause trouble when the Olympic torch passes through Tibet; he also reiterates a general plea for his supports not to target the torch or the Olympic games.
October 6, 2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi awards the inaugural Lantos Human Rights Prize to the Dalai Lama, honoring his commitment to ending global injustices.