His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the University of Colorado Boulder June 23 after health issues derailed a previous visit scheduled last October, CU-Boulder student and local Tibetan leaders announced today.
Tickets are not yet available for sale. Details will be announced in coming months on this University of Colorado event website.
"We are very happy to hear His Holiness is doing better and will visit our campus this summer," said Natalia Marroquin, Cultural Events Board chair. “This is a great opportunity for our student body that we couldn't pass up."
A schedule of the day’s events at CU-Boulder for the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan Buddhist leader is still being finalized. The schedule, along with ticketing and parking information, will be announced in coming months.
The CU Student Government (CUSG), the CU Cultural Events Board and the Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) are hosting the campus visit, with the support of CU-Boulder’s administration.
“We are delighted that the Dalai Lama was able to reschedule his visit,” said Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “We look forward to welcoming him to our campus and learning from one of the world’s most prominent spiritual leaders.”
CU-Boulder student leaders and TAC representatives met with the Dalai Lama in 2014 in California to extend the invitation to come to CU-Boulder.
“We are blessed and honored to receive another chance to host His Holiness here at Boulder,” said Tenzin Tashi, TAC spokesperson. “Last year, the public showed tremendous interest in the visit and so His Holiness blessing us with this visit is a great joy for every one of us.”
Boneth Ahaneku, president of internal affairs for CUSG, said that by announcing early enough, “we hope students have plenty of time to make plans to attend."
Cultural Events Board (CEB) The mission of the Cultural Events Board is to provide opportunities and events that help students enrich their educational experience and expand their understanding of culture, diversity and social awareness.
CU Student Government (CUSG) One of the largest and most autonomous student governments in the country. The student resources, or “cost centers” under CUSG’s direct purview include the Recreation Center, the Environmental Center, the Volunteer Resource Center, the University Memorial Center, the Cultural Events Board and KVCU (Radio 1190) among many others. CUSG also serves as the student voice to the CU-Boulder administration.
Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 1999 to provide and sustain the enlarging Tibetan community in Colorado. Its mission is to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan culture and traditions, to benefit the gene and also support the cause of Tibet, a mission, that is near and dear to the hearts of Tibetans.
Erin Dewese, Center for Student Involvement, 303-492-6720
Tenzin Tashi, Tibetan Association of Colorado, 307-340-1977
Natalia Marroquin, Cultural Events Board
Boneth Ahaneku, CU Student Government