Source: The New York Times
On June 5, 1999, The New York Times published an article on the busy summer for public Buddhist events in the United States. June 5th is the sixth annual Change Your Mind Day, which is a "free program being offered...to introduce people to Buddhist meditation." The event is sponsored by Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and is being held in New York City, San Francisco, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. On July 10th, Buddhists in Alaska will hold a similar event in Anchorage. On the morning of August 15th, the Dalai Lama will give a public lecture in Central Park.