The Dalai Lama visits the University of Maryland at College Park

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivered the Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park on Tuesday.

Dalai Lama packs UM Comcast Center for address on compassion
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun
3:14 p.m. EDT, May 7, 2013

A more compassionate attitude creates self-confidence. Self-confidence encourages trust. And trust forms the basis of friendship, whether be between individuals, between members of different religions or between nations.

So said the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, before pulling a white Maryland Terrapins visor onto his shaved head in front of 15,000 admirers at the Comcast Center on the University of Maryland campus Tuesday.

“Since my childhood, I always loved new things. Now I have this new hat,” he said, his dark eyes twinkling, to the roars of the crowd.

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