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The Dalai Lamaís visit to the
University of Oregon
By Alicia Lyford
Last week I had the opportunity to hear the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, speak at Matthew Knight Arena at the University of Oregon. As the fifth of sixteen children, Gyatso was proclaimed the fourteenth Dalai Lama at the age of two. I wasnít sure what to expect during his speech, but I knew that his visit would be monumental for the community and university.
During his introduction, the Dalai Lama addressed the audience as brothers and sisters. He had everyone raise their hand depending on which age category he called, but at the end said that this didnít matter as much because we are all brothers and sisters. Throughout his speech he talked about the oneness of humanity. He stressed that the earth is one small planet in the vast universe and challenged us to consider what this meant. Elements may change and are beyond our control but violence problems are our own creation. He said that people often forget about the oneness of humanity and this neglect is when problems arise. He believes that once we develop global responsibility we will have fewer problems. It is easy to isolate things when you are aware of only the interests of your own community. He explored the idea that you should not forget your own self-interests but learn to keep a sense of global perspective to create a holistic view.
Bloom of the Day
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. - Lao Tzu