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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit Louisville for three days next year.
The visit will take place from May 19-21. He will give a public talk, provide Buddhist teachings, and reach out to young people.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer referred to the event as a "once-in-a-life opportunity." He referred to the Dalai Lama as an "iconic figure for peace, justice and compassion."
The Dalai Lama, who is 77, lives in exile in India. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for calling for the nonviolent liberation of Tibet.
The Dalai Lama has visited the Bloomington, Ind. area several times to visit the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center there. His late older brother was an Indiana University professor and founded the Buddhist center.