A series of community events are being planned to celebrate the upcoming visit to Eugene by the Dalai Lama May 10 and to raise funds for the creation of the Palmo International Peace Center.
As part of the May 3 First Friday Art Walk, the Eugene Sakya Center is hosting Tibet night from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Hilton Hotel’s Composer’s Hall. The event includes remarks by Mayor Kitty Piercy, Sakya Center Spiritual Director Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, world music, Tibetan and children’s art, a presentation of the Palmo Peace Center Project and a silent auction which includes tickets to the sold-out Dalai Lama’s talk at 1:30 pm Friday, May 10. See sakyausa.org for more information.
Eugene’s first and hopefully annual 5K Peace Run will begin at 10 am Sunday, May 5, at the Nobel Laureate Peace Park in Alton Baker Park.
The Tibet Peace Concert will be from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, May 9, at the Hult Center, featuring Tibetan flute player Nawang Khechog and renaissance musician Peter Rowan. Local performers will include the Sugar Beets and Laura Kemp, the In Accord Community Choir, and Flamenco and Gypsy music group Gipsy Moon.