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Dalai Lama

How to Guilt a Jet Company

Into a Freebie

3/4/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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There's a reason the Dalai Lama preaches against people seeking riches ... he doesn't have to because he gets lots of freebies ... and not without a dose of guilt.

Dalai's camp tried to squeeze a private jet company into giving him a free jet ride or at the very least a STEEP discount.

Here's what we know.  The Dalai Lama was in L.A. last Friday and needed to fly to Minneapolis.  His people contacted ZephyrJets to book a flight. 

Dalai's people sent an email to ZephyrJets, saying another jet company flew their leader from San Francisco to L.A. gratis, and they wanted to see what Zephyr could do for them on the next leg.

The email says they were asking "a few friends" if they could get a jet for free, but they wanted a backup plan in case the friends didn't come through.   They made it clear they didn't want to pay the $44K price tag.

In another email -- sent before their freebie pitch -- Dalai's people greased the wheels with Zephyr by playing the Lama card:  "Yes the Dalai Lama will be very grateful."

We don't know how the Dalai Lama got to Minneapolis or what, if anything he shelled out.  But it sounds like it was a divine flight.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wow he got a discount, who cares.

170 days ago
2.

Champagne Jayne    

Does Gere's gerbil also get to fly free? RAD.

170 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

Hope Joanna Krupa did not sneak on that flight.

170 days ago
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Cynic    

professional scab who belongs in jail

170 days ago
5.

KOKOPELLeigh    

Don't you talk about the Dalai Lama!

170 days ago
6.

billybob    

The "Dalia Lama" guy is a fake, a pro imposter: This dude is NOT a rebirth of tulkus, AND, this mooch is NOT "His Holiness". It's time to sue this ol'gook!

170 days ago
7.

BSname    

Grifter

170 days ago
8.

Del    

That's right, he's in it for the money and hoes.

170 days ago
9.

Big Momma    

On another note, a recent survey asked if Jesus came back would he be happy with the current state of religion? A resounding 87% said NO....this includes you Mr. BigWig, did you hustle your free ride?

170 days ago
10.

KellyBFan    

the dalai lama should get a job and be productive instead of conning others for favors

170 days ago
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bkblueknight    

sounds like dalai needs to clean house. hes got some parasites trying to pocket money using his name.

170 days ago
12.

Vote2012    

Nothing is worse in this world then people who profit by using religion as a way to get rich. This guy flies around the world in private jets stays at the best hotels is a scam artist.

170 days ago
13.

August    

The Dalai Lama is just another religious nut con man; everywhere he goes he collects trash bags filled with TAX-FREE CASH...from stupid believers.

Think of him as an oriental Jim Baker...

170 days ago
14.

HRH Prince Michael    

"You cannot serve God and mammon (Wealth/Greed),
you must Love one and Hate the other"
The Most Divine and Victorious Savior of The World,
King of Kings, Christ Yeshua


The 2014 Victory for The Kingdom of God/The House of
David, is HERE:
The Declaration of 2008
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The Final Declaration
www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
The 2013 Sentence
www.all4webs.com/f/o/king
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of
The House of David
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170 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

"Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but
The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head"
The Most Divine and Victorious, King of Kings,
Christ Yeshua

170 days ago
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