The Dalai Lama [temporal and spiritual leader of the nation of Tibet in exile] will give a teaching, "Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion," at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on October 12, 2010. He was invited to Silicon Valley by the Gyuto Vajrayana Center, a Tibetan Buddhist temple based in San Jose. Tickets are $40 ($20 for students) and are on sale at gyutocenter.org. An appearance at Stanford University, where the Dalai Lama will speak on compassion October 14, is also part of the Silicon Valley trip. Stanford students, faculty, and alumni have priority for tickets to that event, which will also be webcast.