EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon and Buddhist leaders met Tuesday to prepare for the Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit.
His Holiness will speak May 10 to a sold-out crowd at Matthew Knight Arena.
The UO says it’s an honor to host the Dalai Lama because not all universities are afforded the opportunity.
Buddhist leaders say they hope his visit will promote peace.
“People everywhere, rich or poor, whatever their religious belief, know and love His Holiness as a great spiritual leader, a spokesman for peace and a champion of human values. It is no exaggeration to say that he’s transformed the lives of millions,” said Jigme Rinpoche, Eugene Sakya Center Leader.
If you weren’t able to get a ticket, the speech will be streamed live.
There are other events leading up to the Dalai Lama’s arrival, including a 5K race called Run with Peace.