Buffalo, USA 21 Sept 06 (Ann Whitcher-Gentzke/Univ at Buffalo Reporter) Sellout crowd of 30,000 hears His Holiness deliver Distinguished Speakers Series lecture. Wearing a red visor to shade his eyes from the bright sunlight, his red-and-yellow robes flapping in the stiff wind, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came to UB Tuesday with a message of profound compassion and personal humility.
'I'm extremely happy to share some of my thoughts and experiences with this large audience,' the Dalai Lama said, addressing a sellout crowd of 30,000 gathered in UB Stadium as part of the university's Distinguished Speakers Series. His remarks followed a series of musical performances, including those by the celebrated American composer Philip Glass, who performed solo works and also a duet with Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog.
In a brief ceremony preceding the address, the Dalai Lama accepted 'with deepest appreciation' an honorary doctorate in humane letters conferred by SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan and three SUNY trustees. Introduced by President John B. Simpson as 'one of the most important figures in the world,' the Dalai Lama said simply, 'I have nothing to offer