Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dalai Lama inspires Buddhists, curious alike

Mike Kilen (Des Moines Register)
Many people have only the simplest vision of Buddhism, the one they'll see at the University of Northern Iowa's sold-out arena Tuesday: a smiling, good-natured 74-year-old Tibetan who wears a robe and implores you to live in the moment.

But the Dalai Lama's first visit to Iowa may spark a deeper interest in Buddhism and in the spiritual leader's common-sense ideas on how to live one's life.

Buddhism in Iowa takes many forms, in many cultural traditions. It is practiced in venues varying from a nature lodge in West Des Moines to home basements or temples in Des Moines or meeting rooms at Iowa State University in Ames. More>>

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