His Holiness arrives in San Diego for programs with three Universities

April 18th 2012

San Diego, California, USA, 17 April 2012 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Honolulu on April 17th morning arriving in San Diego the same evening.  He was received by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, officials of the University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, and San Diego State University, which are hosting his programs. At the hotel, members of the small Tibetan community in San Diego and others welcomed him.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on his arrival in San Diego on April 17, 2012. Photo/Tim Mantoani
His Holiness begins his programs in San Diego on April 18th. He will participate in a panel discussion on Climate Change: Balance Through Universal Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness in the morning. In the afternoon, he will give a public talk on Cultivating Peace and Justice.
In preparation for the visit, heads of the three universities issued messages on their expectation from His Holiness' events.

Dr. Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor of UC San Diego, said, “At a time when humanity faces great environmental and economic challenges, the Dalai Lama's message of compassion and his promotion of humanitarian values are especially important.”

His Holiness theDalai Lama is greeted by well-wishers on his arrival at his hotel in San Diego on April 17, 2012.
Photo/Tim Mantoani
Dr. Mary E. Lyons, President of University of San Diego, said, “We are grateful to His Holiness for joining us and humbled to have him with us to share his wisdom and compassion.”

Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President of San Diego State University, said, “ We are happy to provide a forum for His Holiness to share his messages of compassion and harmony. We expect these discussions will have a positive impact on the San Diego community, as well as the larger, global society.”


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