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June 23, 2016
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June 23, 2016
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will be giving a teaching on “EIGHT VERSES OF TRAINING THE MIND” at Coors Event center Boulder. The first seven verses of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind deal with the practices associated with cultivating the method aspect of the path such as compassion, altruism, aspiration to attain buddhahood, and so on. The eighth verse deals with the practices that are directed toward cultivating the wisdom aspect of the path.
More than two years ago, TAC approached CU-Boulder leaders about forming a partnership to host such an event. TAC representatives and CU-Boulder student leaders met with the Dalai Lama in California to extend the invitation to come to CU-Boulder. TAC, CU Student Government (CUSG) and the CU Cultural Events Board are hosting the campus visit, with the support of CU-Boulder’s administration.
“The invitation to His Holiness was motivated by the great public interest in him, Buddhist teachings and Tibetan culture,” said Tenzin Tashi, TAC spokes person. “This interest has been especially strong in the Boulder area for many years. Tibetans who have chosen to live in this area are especially honored to serve as co-hosts for this important event. The Dalai Lama takes a keen interest in promoting both secular ethics and the development of universal compassion and is especially interested in encouraging younger generations to consider these issues.”
“We’re beyond thrilled to host His Holiness and hear his message of peace and compassion,” said Lora Roberts, CUSG president of internal affairs. “This visit has been more than a year in the making. A group of CUSG and TAC leaders watched His Holiness give a speech at Santa Clara University and then met with him afterward to respectfully encourage him to come to Boulder. We are pleased that he graciously accepted this invitation. Our students and the entire region will benefit from his visit.”
“It’s a long-standing tradition at CU-Boulder to host the world’s best and brightest achievers,” said Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “We all benefit from hearing their stories. In that spirit, we are delighted to welcome and learn from the Dalai Lama.”