Dalai Lama Comes to NWA Facebook Friends Meet & Greet/Coffee Shares After

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My friend, Joe, suggested to start a little group here for any of our friends who will be attending His Holiness' visit to our Northwest Arkansas' University of Arkansas Fayetteville. I was thinking maybe from now until his arrival on MAY 11, 2011, we could make a plan to meet each other--our facebook friends we have or have not met--for coffee to share our experience after the event, unless someone has another idea.

This is an OPEN GROUP. If you would like to get together after the Dalai Lama speaks, please feel free to join and let's toss around ideas as to WHERE we will meet depending upon how many are here or not by May 11. His Holiness is scheduled as of now to finish his second lecture at 3 p.m. I have scheduled this meet/greet/coffee event for 4:30 p.m. to allow ample time for our gathering.

Feel free to email our group admins in April 2011 if questions to:
DalaiLamaFacebookFriends@gmail.com

A few helpful links: ~
THE MAY 11, 2011 EVENT SITE:
http://dalailama.uark.edu/
TICKETS:
http://dalailama.uark.edu/tickets.php
THE ECUMENICAL BUDDHIST SOCIETY OF LITTLE ROCK:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=287016644446

THE EVENT:
Lecture/Panel Discussion
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will appear in two forums when he visits the University of Arkansas May 11. He will take part in a morning panel discussion on "Turning Swords into Ploughshares: The Many Paths of Non-Violence", from 9:30 to 11 a.m. He will deliver his keynote address, "Non-Violence in the New Century: The Way Forward" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Both events will be in Bud Walton Arena.

The Dalai Lama will be joined on stage by two iconic figures of non-violence: Sister Helen Prejean, the nun and death-row activist whose opposition to the death penalty has won her an international audience, while inspiring her to write the New York Times best-seller, Dead Man Walking; and Vincent Harding, whose long career in the African-American freedom movement began when Martin Luther King, Jr. invited him to stay in Atlanta in 1958 and work for the movement; Harding would eventually be called to write King's epochal speech against the Vietnam War, 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' which King delivered on April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Baptist Church in New York, precisely one year before he was assassinated.

The events are being sponsored by the university's student-funded Distinguished Lecture Series.

General questions should be directed to Lynn Fisher, Communications Director, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 479-575-7272.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gina King, Director of News and Editorial Communications for University Relations, 479-575-5709.

Click here to view the Press Release.

****Here is what I know thus far for travelers:*****

Our Airport Code: XNA
Our Airport Name: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
~psst! Allegiantair.com has reasonably-priced airfare to XNA.


TICKETS:

Tickets:
Free student tickets will be available March 1 and can be reserved by going online to dalailama.uark.edu on that day.

Tickets for faculty and staff will go on sale March 7, and for the general public, on March 15. Tickets for the morning panel discussion will be $15 for regular seating or $18 for floor and prime seating. Tickets for the afternoon lecture will be $15 for regular seating and $22 for floor and prime seating. Tickets for both events will be $25 for regular seating or $30 for floor and prime seating.

To order tickets, call the Walton Arts Center box office,
479-443-5600, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, or order online at http://waltonartscenter.org/

General questions should be directed to Lynn Fisher, Communications Director, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 479-575-7272.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gina King, Director of News and Editorial Communications for University Relations, 479-575-5709.