Dalai Lama schedules UO visit in May

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.