Dalai Lama schedules UO visit in May

Dalai Lama schedules UO visit in May
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at the Special International Tibet Support Groups Meeting in Dharmsala, India, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Dalai Lama added a stop at Matt Knight Arena to his three-day Oregon visit this spring, the University of Oregon said.

In November, his office in India confirmed that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama planned a visit by Maitripa College, a Buddhist institution in Portland. It's scheduled May 9-11.

On May 10, the Dalai Lama will give his lecture entitled "The Path to Peace and Happiness in a Global Society"  to crowds at the Matt Knight Arena.

On a visit to Portland in 2001, the Oregonian reported, the Dalai Lama attracted 25,000 people to Pioneer Courthouse Square and a crowd filled Memorial Coliseum.

A schedule shows the visit beginning with an interfaith discussion and then a public talk followed by a question and answer period in Portland. The visit laid out many other stops in the Portland-metro area.

The University of Oregon said that ticket information will be released to the public in the coming weeks.