Jim has been asked by the University of Minnesota to be the official photographer for this weekend's Minnesota visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Jim considers this one of his highest honors and is truly humbled by the invitation. Details of the Dalai Lama's visit is below and live webcasts can be viewed at http://dalailama.com/live-
The Center for Spirituality & Healing (CSH) and the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM) will co-host a special Twin Cities visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on May 8, 2011. The theme of His Holiness' visit, the first official trip to the state since 2001, will be "One Heart, One Mind, One Universe." www.dalailama.umn.edu
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will confer the Medicine Buddha Empowerment from 9-11:30am CDT. In the afternoon His Holiness will give a public talk entitled "Peace Through Inner Peace" from 2-3:30pm CDT.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness; the fostering of inter-religious harmony; and the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture and religion.