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Details of Dalai Lama's Visit to Medford Today

Where to watch and when it starts.

It's a big day for the Kurukulla Tibetan Buddhist Center in Medford today -- the Dalai Lama is paying a visit.

The leader of Tibetan Buddhism will speak in a ticketed event at the center located on Magoun Avenue that begins at 10 a.m. here's the schedule of events (Courtesy of Kurukulla Center):

  • 10:00 a.m.: Video of the History of Kurukulla Center projects on big screen
  • 11 a.m.: Emcees make general announcements & introduce 1st Tibetan children's song/performance
  • 11:30 a.m.: Emcees introduce second Tibetan children's song/performance
  • 12:10 p.m.: Emcees introduce Relics Tour ceremony and request contemplative silence from audience
  • 12:45 p.m.: Emcees ask everyone to take their seats and welcome them to Kurukulla and make general announcements
  • 12:50 p.m.: Emcees make security announcements
  • 12:55 p.m.: Emcees introduce Geshe Ngawang Tenley, who will introduce the Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay (approx 30 minutes, will speak in Tibetan & English)
  • 1:30 p.m.: approximate arrival time of the Dalai Lama
  • 3:30 p.m.: approximate departure of the Dalai Lama

The event, which will be held in front of about 1,800 people, is sold out. But there will be a marketplace set up on Washington Street, including a projection monitor for those who wish to watch but don't have a ticket. It will also be streamed online at MadeInMedford.com.

Those who have tickets should leave their phones at home or in their car -- they won't be allowed inside the tented area where the events will take place, according to organizers.

ella watson October 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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