Life after Life Symposium & Graduation Ceremonies at Maitripa College & On Path to Peace and Happiness in Eugene

May 10th 2013: Life after Life Symposium at Maitripa College and Talk on Path to Peace and Happiness in Eugene

Portland, Oregon, USA, 10 May 2013 – Maitripa College is a Tibetan Buddhist College founded in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Since 2008, it has been able to award degrees and today His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the special guest during such a commencement ceremony. The sunlit streets outside were filled with well-wishers who waved and called out to His Holiness as he was met at the door by founding President Yangsi Rinpoche. Escorted briskly around the college, he was shown the various facilities before entering the Jokhang or main hall where he viewed the sacred images and paid his respects before taking his seat. Oregon Office of Degree Authorization representative Jennifer Diallo gave a short welcoming talk in which she introduced Maitripa College and explained the criteria for proper authorization of degrees. >READ COMPLETE REPORT, VIEW PHOTOS AND REPORT ON AFTERNOON SESSION IN EUGENE (OFFICE OF HIS HOLINESS OFFICIAL WEBSITE)