Dalai Lama San Diego Visit Information

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The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, will be in San Diego this week for talks at the area's three major universities on ethics and compassion.

San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego will host a symposium called "Compassion Without Borders" in conjunction with the visit.

The Dalai Lama will also be given the University of San Diego Medal of Peace during his visit.

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is considered the symbol of hope for a free Tibet, currently occupied by China, which considers the region to be a province. The 76-year-old resident of Dharamsala, in northern India, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

While tickets for the Dalai Lama's appearances are sold out, a livestream of each event will be provided.

The Dalai Lama's schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 18 (9:30 a.m.): The Dalai Lama and UC San Diego scientists Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Richard Somerville will meet as part of the "The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Universal Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness" discussion. The discussion will be available at uctv.tv.
  • Wednesday, April 18 (1:30 p.m.): The Dalai Lama will be at the University of San Diego's Jenny Craig Pavilion for "Cultivating Peace Through Justice." The discussion will be available at sandiego.edu/dalailama/media.
  • Thursday, April 19 (9:30 a.m.): The "Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times" topic will be addressed by the Dalai Lama at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena. The discussion can be viewed at sdsu.edu.
  • For further information on the Dalai Lama's visit, go to dalailamasandiego.org.

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