Dalai Lama to speak at SJ Convention Center

October 12, 2010 2:58:09 PM PDT
The Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist leader, will deliver a speech in San Jose this afternoon about a classic text on the subject of mind training.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, will discuss "Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion," an 11th-century text by Langri Tangpa that focuses on developing appropriate regard for the self and others, turning obstacles into opportunities for positive change, and cultivating compassion for all beings.

The talk will begin at 2 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center at 150 W. San Carlos St.

The event is sponsored by the Gyuto Vajrayana Center, a San Jose-based nonprofit that promotes Tibetan Buddhism.

Tickets, priced at $40, are sold out.

The Dalai Lama is also scheduled to speak on Wednesday at San Jose State University's Event Center.