Dalai Lama coming to UO (UPDATED)

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photo by Christopher Prentiss Michel
photo by Christopher Prentiss Michel

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will deliver a lecture at the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena on Friday, May 10. The 1:30 p.m. lecture, "The Path to Peace and Happiness in the Global Society," is open to UO students, faculty and staff as well as members of the public.

Additional details on the event including information on ticket sales to the public will be available in the coming weeks.

The UO appearance is organized by the University of Oregon and Nyengyud Samten Choeling, a Tibetan Buddhist study and meditation center in Eugene. It will be part of a May 9-11 visit to Oregon by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an environmental summit sponsored by Maitripa College, a Buddhist institution in Portland.

The author of more than 70 books, His Holiness has received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. His Holiness is also recognized around the world for his work to address global environmental concerns.

His Holiness has travelled to more than 60 countries on six continents. His visit to the state of Oregon in May will include several events in the Portland area in addition to his public talk at the University of Oregon. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available on the UO's His Holiness the Dalai Lama website.