Update: Dalai Lama to Visit Bloomington, IN

July 25, 2003

Source: Herald-Times


On July 25, 2003 the Herald-Times reported that "Anticipation of the Dalai Lama of Tibet's Sept. 7 visit to Bloomington increased Wednesday when it was announced that Muhammad Ali also will attend the events planned for that day... The Dalai Lama will dedicate the new, 10,000-square-foot Chamtse Ling interfaith temple on the Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) grounds... Ali, boxing champion and peace advocate, will attend to show his support for the exiled Tibetan leader, the Tibetan people and the mission of the temple to promote world peace and harmony... The Dalai Lama's older brother, retired Indiana University professor Thubten J. Norbu, suffered a serious stroke last September but is expected to participate in events to the extent his health will allow. Norbu, who will turn 82 in August, is the founder of the TCC and the Tibetan Independence Movement... Norbu's goal is for the temple to host interfaith conferences, workshops and presentations as well as sectarian events devoted to world peace and understanding."