Source: Los Angeles Times
On June 29, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article about the Dalai Lama's recent visit to Cal State Fullerton. On Wednesday, June 28th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to more than 1100 people about the values of love and compassion. During the speech entitled "Cherishing Harmony With Diversity: Education in the New Millennium," the spiritual leader emphasized "embracing dialogue, shunning violence and nurturing the concept of community in cities and villages around the globe." His message was a powerful one for many in attendance. Amy Baggs of San Juan Capistrano said that she wants to leave Catholicism and start practicing Buddhism. The 20 year old pursuing her master's degree in education said that "It makes sense as a way to live your life." For others, the lecture was an "opportunity to hear Buddhist values articulated."