Regional
8:14 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Tibetan Spiritual Leader to Visit Bluegrass State Next Year

The Dalai Lama will visit Louisville next year to visit and bless a Tibetan Buddhist temple and teaching center and make other public appearances. The Courier-Journal reports the 77-year-old Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit May 19 to 21.

It is the first visit to Louisville since 1994 and first to Kentucky since 1996 for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists. He regularly visits Bloomington, Ind., where his late brother founded a Buddhist center.

Anne Walter, board president of the Drepung Gomang Institute, the temple and teaching center, said it invited the Dalai Lama for the blessing and also to give talks about compassion to the general public and youths in the city and give more advanced religious training to local Buddhists.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/01/2279444/dalai-lama-to-visit-louisville.html#storylink=cpy