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Dalai Lama to speak May 4 at UCI

Sponsored by UC Irvine and Center for Living Peace Orange County, the Living Peace Series features high-profile speakers from around the globe who are committed to making the world a more healthy, sustainable and compassionate place. This is the third in a series, which has also included Charlize Theron and Sir Richard Branson.
Event: His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will visit UC Irvine for a public talk, “Compassion & Global Leadership,” to mark the sixth anniversary of UCI’s XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship and thank the scholars for their efforts to foster peace, ethical leadership and positive global relations. The world-renowned spiritual leader of Buddhism and recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize will be joined onstage by Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo. The Dalai Lama’s scheduled appearance has inspired three days of related events around campus..
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bren Events Center (bldg. 901, grid D6 on campus map)
Supplemental Information: All attendees must arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the talk and be cleared by security before admission into the auditorium. General-seating tickets (limit two) will be available for $15, $30, $60 and $90 through the Bren Events Center box office and Ticketmaster starting at 10 a.m. April 1. Credentialed media interested in attending must contact  Laura Rico at 949-824-9055 or lrico@uci.edu no later than Wednesday, April 20. Parking is available for $10 in the Mesa Parking Structure, on Mesa Road between University and West Peltason drives. For more information or to view a detailed agenda, visit www.livingpeace.uci.edu.
Event: Robert Thurman, the Jey Tsong Kappa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and a friend of the Dalai Lama for more than 40 years, will speak. President and co-founder of Tibet House US, Thurman has cultivated a worldwide awareness of Tibet through his academic and popular writing and translation of Buddhist texts.
Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map)
Supplemental Information: His talk is free and open to the public, with no tickets required.
Event: The monks of India’s Gaden Shartse Monastery will create the White Tara sand mandala in honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit. A mandala is a cosmic diagram that represents the dwelling place or celestial mansion of a deity. The White Tara embodies compassion, long life, healing and serenity. Upon completion, the monks will perform a special ritual to bless and consecrate the mandala.
Date: Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Natural Sciences I, Room 1114 (bldg. 517, grid G6 on campus map)
Supplemental Information: An opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with a dissolution ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday. Both are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Background:

In April of 2004, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama visited UCI to discuss ethical leadership and personal responsibility in the new millennium. This inspired the creation of an annual scholarship in his name – endowed by private citizens – recognizing UCI undergraduates with a record of honesty, integrity, fairness and service to others. Applicants must outline a project promoting ethics, peace, compassionate leadership or local and global responsibility.

Dalai Lama
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama visited UCI in 2004 and inspired the creation of the annual scholarship in his name. To date, eight UCI students have been so honored.

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lrico@uci.edu

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