Do spiritual and religious traditions offer guidance that inspires action? His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, will explore this thought-provoking subject when he visits Middlebury College to deliver two lectures ― one to the campus community and another to the public ― on Oct. 12-13, 2012.
Middlebury faculty, staff and current undergraduate students may attend his talk, “Educating the Heart,” at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. His lecture at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, “Finding Common Ground: Ethics for a Whole World,” will be open to the public. Tickets for both events, which will take place in Nelson Arena, are now sold out, but a live stream will be available.
The theme of his visit, “Cultivating Hope, Wisdom, and Compassion,” encompasses both of his lectures. According to Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz, the purpose of the talks is to help people explore resources for hope, optimism, and cooperation, while challenging them to lead lives of courage and engagement.
This will be the Dalai Lama's third visit to Middlebury; he participated in symposiums at the college in 1984 and 1990.
For more on the visit, see the press release at the Middlebury News Room website.