The following article is from the Autumn, 1990 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.



H.H. the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has accepted an invitation from Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, to be their 1991 Eartel World Affairs Fellow. This is Cornell's most prestigious lectureship.

The highlight of His Holiness' visit will be a talk, free and open to the public, scheduled for the early evening of March 26th. This event is one of the few opportunities for a large audience to hear a major talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In anticipation of a sizeable response, the talk will be held in the University's huge field house. Cornell is designating substantial parking areas with free shuttle buses to make access to the field house convenient for out-of-town guests.

This visit will take place during His Holiness' first trip to the United States during the International Year of Tibet, and special events in Ithaca are being planned to commemorate this occasion. Among them, Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art will host the construction of an intricate Tibetan sand mandala by monks of Namgyal Monastery during the two weeks preceding the visit, and His Holiness will be stopping by the museum during his visit to inspect and bless the mandala. Other events include a Tibetan film series at the Cornell Cinema, musical performances, a photo exhibit, and other displays of Tibetan art and culture.

Ithaca is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, directly accessible by bus (Greyhound) and by air (USAir, TWA and Continental fly into Ithaca). Ithaca may also be reached from Syracuse, which has more extensive airline service and lies approximately an hour and a half north by car.

We are hoping to make this visit a very special occasion and encourage our readers to organize their friends or other groups to come join us for His Holiness' public talk. Please drop us a card, at the address below, to let us know where you are travelling from and the approximate number in your party so that we can have an idea of attendance. A map and an information sheet on local accommodations may be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Dalai Lama Visit, P.O. Box 6761, Ithaca, NY 14851.

During late March and early April of 1991 His Holiness will also visit Houston, Findlay, OH, and San Francisco. Watch for details in our next newsletter.