Dalai Lama to Visit San Diego in April

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Uniting their forces, three local universities are bringing the Dalai Lama to San Diego in April for a series of talks on topics ranging from global climate change to religious harmony. This will be the spiritual leader’s first official visit to San Diego.

“I see this as a historic event for the people of San Diego — and the world,” said Lama Tenzin Dhonden, an aide to the Dalai Lama, who helped arrange the “Compassion Without Borders” symposium at the University of California San Diego, the University of San Diego and San Diego State University.

Dhonden — whose official title is “personal peace emissary” for the Dalai Lama — and representatives from all three schools will officially announce this visit during a news conference this morning at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. (Full Story