Dalai Lama Visit to San Diego Uplifting

April 22, 2012 by  

The University of San Diego, San Diego State University, and UC San Diego were honored to host a visit from the Dalai Lama this week, the exiled spiritual leader and symbol of hope for Tibet. The Dalai Lama, 76-year-old Tenzin Gyatso, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet, and is known for his strong belief that compassion is the source of a happy life.

The two-day symposium was held at the three universities. Printing companies in San Diego were involved in advertising the international event by supplying poster printing and flyer printing. Tickets for the event sold out quickly, but a livestream of the discussions was available at UC San Diego’s uctv.
The “Compassion without Borders” symposium began with a discussion at UC San Diego, entitled, “The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Universal Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness”.

Later in the day, the Dalai Lama visited the University of San Diego and spoke about “Cultivating Peace Through Justice” at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The following day, the Dalai Lama addressed the student body at San Diego State University with a lecture entitled, “Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times”.

The peace leader advocates non-violent actions to stimulate change, and advised listeners that they were in control of their own destiny as the U.S. heads into the thick of the presidential campaign. He advised that the country belongs to its people, not to a particular political party.