Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year earn media attention

The Forum received a range of print, radio, and television coverage. A small fraction of the stories  stories regarding the 2014 Forum — as well as Sunday’s New Year celebration — include:

Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 plays unique role for Dalai Lama

PioneerPressWhen he was two years old, Augsburg student Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 was cast as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Martin Scorcese’s movie “Kundun.” This past weekend, Paichang added a new role to his resume — that of His Holiness’s student attache at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Paichang’s experiences were featured by the Pioneer Press in, “Dalai Lama’s visit will be third juncture for Augsburg student” and by WCCO television in the story, “Dalai Lama Visits Minneapolis For Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Visits Minneapolis March 1-2

Media Information related to visit by His Holiness

Augsburg College is proud to sponsor and/or host two events this March that will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Minneapolis. Members of the media can find information about the visit by His Holiness on this page.

Event 1: Nobel Peace Prize Forum Keynote Address

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 | Security Check: 7:30 a.m., Program 9:40-10:20 A.M. | Minneapolis Convention Center

  • Description: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will deliver the keynote speech at the 26th Nobel Peace Prize Forum at the Minneapolis Convention Center. His Holiness, the spiritual leader of Tibetans and Buddhists worldwide, will speak on topics of faith, peace, and human values. The speech will be delivered in English. The NPPF is housed and coordinated by Augsburg College.
  • Media Advisory: Read and print the media advisory here.
  • Media Credentialing: Credentialing closed on Wednesday, February 19. Only members of the media who received notice of official credential approval will be permitted entrance. A photo ID will be required to pick up credentials. Please also wear or bring the credentials issued by your employer. Confirmations and additional information will be emailed to editors, reporters, and photographers who receive credentials. If you do not receive a correspondence from Augsburg College by February 26 for this event, you were not approved for credentials. Credentials are not transferrable.
  • Parking: Parking is on your own. No special accommodations were made at this venue.
  • Security: All members of the media will be required to go through a security screening. All video cameras, still shot cameras, laptops, and any other recording devices or equipment will need to be placed in the media gallery for a security sweep. Media must be checked in and in the media gallery by the time of security checks. Late arrivals will not be permitted.

Event 2: Historic Tibetan New Year/Losar

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 Security Check: 6:30 a.m., Program: 9-11 A.M. Augsburg College 

  • Description: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will preside over the Tibetan New Year/Losar ceremony being held in Augsburg College’s Kennedy Center. It is the first time in the life of His Holiness, since exile, that he will observe Losar outside of India. The event is being held by the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota. The presentation will be in Tibetan. No translation services will be provided. Learn more about TAFM and the event here.
  • Media Advisory: Read and print the media advisory here.
  • Media Credentialing: Credentialing closed on Wednesday, February 19. Only members of the media who received notice of official credential approval will be permitted entrance. A photo ID will be required to pick up credentials. Please also wear or bring the credentials issued by your employer. Confirmations and additional information will be emailed to editors, reporters, and photographers who receive credentials. If you do not receive a correspondence from Augsburg College by February 26 for this event, you were not approved for credentials. Credentials are not transferrable.
  • Parking Information: Credentialed members of the media will be placed on an approved parking list. Parking will be provided for media covering the Tibetan New Year/Losar in Augsburg Lot K.
  • Security: All members of the media will be required to go through a security screening. All video cameras, still shot cameras, laptops, and any other recording devices or equipment will need to be placed in the media gallery for a security sweep. Media must be checked in and in the media gallery by the time of security checks. Late arrivals will not be permitted.