Noticed on the isdnews.com and indystar.com web sites this morning:
For Tibetan Buddhists, rain is a great blessing. So when the Dalai Lama returned to Indiana on Tuesday under a steady downpour, it was deemed an auspicious start to his six-day visit.
The Dalai Lama begins his six-day Bloomington visit Tuesday with an interfaith service held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Center, located at 1413 E. 17th St.
The service is a private event and only invited guests will be allowed, due to security purposes. But those not in attendance can watch the service broadcast on WTIU, according to Inside Indiana’s Web site.
After the morning service, the Dalai Lama will be present at a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating a new arch at the Tibetan Cultural Center, at 3655 S. Snoddy Road.
The Dalai Lama will hold a series of three classes later in the week. His teachings for the classes are from Atisha’s “The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment,” and will be held from Wednesday through Friday at the IU Auditorium.
"The concept of war in the name of faith", the Dalai Lama said, "brings sadness to God."His visit culminates with a public talk titled “Compassion: the Source of Peace,” held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Assembly Hall.
“True followers of God must express compassion."
“The concept of war is out of date. Killing your neighbor is not your victory but your mutual self destruction.”
Read the entire article at the isdnews.com web site.
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