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.