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3/9/09: The Dalai Lama

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The biographer Mayank Chhaya has said he was never in awe of his most recent subject - the Dalai Lama. But after interviewing the Tibetan leader and talking to hundreds of people connected to his story, Chhaya says he admires the qualities that have made him a renowned figure. Chayya's book looks at the various roles of the Dalai Lama - a monk, a mystic, a political leader and a man. This month marks the 50th anniversary of his exile from Tibet, and Monday, Mayank Chhaya joins us for a portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama.

    Utah Events Commemorating the Tibetan Uprising against China and the exile of the Dalai Lama:
  • On Tuesday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m., there will be readings and a speech at the Federal Building in Salt Lake City. It will be followed by a peace march at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m., there's a free screening of the movie "Tibet's Cry for Freedom" at the Salt Lake City Library.
  • Wednesday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m., at Westminster College, there's a free screening of "Fire Under the Snow," a profile of a Tibetan monk who spent 33 years in a Chinese prison. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
  • For more details on these events, visit The Salt Lake Film Center on-line

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