Dalai Lama speaking at University of Oregon

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Associated Press

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Crowds gathered early for the appearance of the Dalai Lama at the University of Oregon.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/14b0Oml) that a sea of students around the Matthew Knight Arena made for slow going among vehicles arriving for a Friday afternoon speech.

On Friday morning, the 77-year Tibetan spiritual leader visited Maitripa (my-TREE-pa) College in Portland, which is the host for his three-day visit to Oregon, and he talked about the concept of rebirth, a central teaching of Buddhism.

The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/10gAY0c) that he joked about the appeal of centuries of rest, even if it happens inside a coffin, and then spoke about science.

He said he welcomes and values scientific research but some phenomena are beyond its scope.

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