His Holiness the Dalai Lama To Visit the U.S. and Canada This Fall

The following article is from the Summer, 1990 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only.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

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the United States and Canada beginning September 12, 1990. He will join a distinguished group of international leaders representing major world religious traditions at Middlebury College, Vermont, to participate in a conference, Spirit and Nature: Religion, Ethics and Environmental Crisis, to be held from September 13 to 16.

According to conference organizer Steven C. Rockefeller, professor of religion at Middlebury College, the conference will endeavor to further the development of an ecological worldview exploring the values inherent in nature and the interrelationship of human culture and nature, drawing on religion, philosophy, literature, art and science.

In addition, the conference will work on promoting a new environmental ethics that affirms respect for nature and supports the sustainable use of natural resources.

His Holiness is scheduled to deliver a public talk on September 15 at 11:00 A.M. at the Nelson Arena of the Middlebury College Fieldhouse. The organizer expects thousands of guests and participants to attend this talk.

The upcoming visit will also take His Holiness to Stony Brook University, NY; the Newark Museum; and Washington, DC.

His Holiness will visit Toronto, Canada on September 26 and will give a three-day discourse on Buddhism from September 27 to 29. The Toronto visit will be followed by a two-day visit to Ottawa and then the Tibetan leader will leave for West Germany.

If you need more information about the public events, contact: The Office of Tibet, 107 E. 31st St., 4th Floor, NY, NY 10016, 212-213-5010.

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