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Dalai Lama to visit South America

Written by: Staff

Dharamshala, Apr 6 (UNI) Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima and Bogota in Latin America from April 26 to May 12.

According to his office sources the Dalai Lama would be in Sao Paulo, the largest city of Brazil, from April 26 to 29 during which he would give a teaching on Eight Versus of Training the Mind to the Buddhist community of Brazil at Zu Lai Temple.

Located in Cotia on the outskirts of Sao Paulo City, Zu Lai is the biggest Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Latin America.

The Dalai Lama would also deliver lectures on wisdom and compassion, and science and spirituality for the Federal University of Sao Paulo's School of Medicine.

Sources further said other programmes on his schedule include a public talk on 'The Power of Compassion', to be given at the Ginasio Estadual Ibirapuera Convention Center and participation in an Inter-religious prayer for peace at the Cathedral da Se in Central Sao Paulo.

From April 30 to May 2, the Dalai Lama would be in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, where he would give a public talk on inner peace, quter peace, and a teaching on the seven point mind training to the Buddhist community of Argentina.

He would also participate in a dialogue on health and spirituality, and in an Inter-religious prayer for peace at the La Rural Convention Center. In addition, he will address intellectuals and opinion makers at MALBA auditorium.

He would visit Santiago, the capital of Chile, and spend four days (3 to 6 May) there. During his stay in Santiago, he would participate in a full-day seminar on the 'Exploration of Mind' co-hosted by the University of Chile and University of Valpraiso and would give a public talk on 'The Power of Compassion', and a teaching to the Buddhist community of Chile at the Santiago Arena Convention Center in Parque O'Higgins. His Holiness is also expected to participate in an Inter-religious prayer for peace at the Catholic University.

He would address intellectuals and opinion-makers at the University of Chile and is expected to receive an honorary doctorate Degree from the University of Santiago.

He is scheduled to visit Lima, the capital of Peru, for a three-day programme from 7 to 9 May.

The last leg of the Dalai lama's South American visit would take him to the Colombian capital of Bogota.


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