The Dalai Lama Visit

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The display case at Alumni Memorial Building.

The Dalai Lama Visit to Lehigh

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will come to Lehigh University in July 2008 for an historic series of teachings sponsored by the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Washington, N.J., in collaboration with the university. In commemoration of this momentous occasion, Special Collections has prepared a small exhibit in the Alumni Memorial Building.

The spiritual leader of Tibet, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, will teach for six days at Stabler Arena on Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: The Lamrim Chenmo. On July 13, the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on "Generating a Good Heart." For more information, please visit the Dalai Lama at Lehigh website at: http://www.lehigh.edu/dalailama

Featured in the exhibit in the Alumni Memorial Building are:

-a photograph of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.

-books by Lam rim chen mo and the Dalai Lama, a letter from Tashi Wangdi to Alice Gast and a handful of sand that is reserved from the five-day ceremony of creation and deconstruction of mandala at Linderman Library.

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