Dalai Lama to come to Middlebury in fall 2012
President Liebowitz announced via email that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting the Middlebury campus next fall to deliver two lectures, one to the campus on October 12 and another to the public October 13th.
From the email:
“The theme of his visit will be ‘Cultivating Hope, Wisdom, and Compassion,’ qualities that the Dalai Lama embodies. His remarks will help our community explore resources for optimism and cooperation, while challenging us to lead lives of courage and engagement. The problems that face humankind today, and that the current generation of students will be called upon to address, will necessitate not only knowledge and technological ingenuity, but also compassion, determination, and sacrifice.”
This will mark the Dalai Lama’s third visit to Middlebury. Tickets will be available in May for Middlebury students and in June for the public talk. More information about the visit is available here.
Bill Moyers did a documentary of the last time the Dalai Lama was here in late summer 1990. Click the video below to hear a little bit more about what that conference was about (see if you can spot your favorite professors and community members in the video too).