Lottery to purchase tickets to hear the Dalai Lama at WCSU begins

In January 2011, it was announced that His Holiness the Dalai Lama would come to Western for two public talks on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 (“The Art of Compassion”), and Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 (“Advice for Daily Life”). As anticipation on campus grew, preparations began for ticket distribution and logistics. To ensure a fair distribution of tickets, tickets were sold by random draw beginning in June and all 7,000 tickets were quickly claimed.

The Dalai Lama’s visit to WCSU is in cooperation with Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL) (Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace) in Redding. DNKL, under the guidance of spiritual director Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa and the spiritual tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, promotes universal peace through Tibetan Buddhist teachings to create enlightened individuals who work to end the suffering of others. DNKL offers classes both online and at the center, and provides training in Buddhist moral discipline, meditative concentration and transformative wisdom.

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(l-r): WCSU President James W. Schmotter and Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to the Americas, sign the agreement that would bring his Holiness to Western.