14th Dalai Lama events in Portland May 9-11

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Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama delivers an address during his 77th birthday celebrations at the Tsuglakhang Temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, on July 6, 2012. The Tibetan leader, who fled his homeland for northern India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, announced last year that he was giving up his political role to focus on spiritual duties. AFP PHOTO/LOBSANG WANGYAL (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/GettyImages)


by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 12:10 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The 14th Dalai Lama was scheduled for a series of public events during his visit to Portland from May 9-11 at an environmental summit hosted by Maitripa College.

The summit includes three days of teachings, conversations and includes both panel discussions and public lectures.

The purpose of the summit is to “promote awareness and individual responsibility regarding both the external and internal environment,” according to Maitripa College.

More: Schedule of Events

Also: Ticket Information

Tickets to attend the public events Thursday  were sold out but KGW.com planned to live-stream most public events on the web at www.kgw.com/live-stream and also on its free KGW News apps for mobile and iPad. KGW anchor Laural Porter is the moderator of Thursday's panel discussion on Spirituality and the Environment, and the afternoon public talk by the 14th Dalai Lama. 

The event website warned about purchasing tickets from 'third parties' who might try to scalp tickets to sold out events. More: Dalai Lama ticket scalpers inviting bad karma (KGW.com)

For those holding tickets to one or more of the Portland events, here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a security update on What to Leave Home and When to Arrive.