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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Monday, August 8, 2005

2. Selected Essay Writers and Nominees to Join Dalai Lama On Stage

Twin Falls Times-News
Aug 7, 2005

BOISE - Gov. Dirk Kempthorne announced Friday two opportunities for young

Either through essays they've written themselves or through nominations by
adults, Idahoans ages 11 through 18 could earn an opportunity to join the
Dalai Lama on stage Sept. 12.

Selected young people from both groups will deliver A Message of Compassion
from Idaho's Children before the Dalai Lama during his upcoming address to
Idaho's youth in the Wood River Valley.

During the Sept. 12 address, titled "Laying the Foundation of the Future - A
Special Address to the Children of Idaho," the Dalai Lama also will bestow a
special blessing on the youth.

"Idaho has been blessed with many treasures, but its beauty goes far beyond
its mountain peaks and pristine rivers," Kempthorne said. "People make Idaho
a beautiful place. Now, with the world watching the Dalai Lama's visit to
Sun Valley, Idaho has the perfect opportunity to highlight our state's most
valued treasure - its young people."

Gov. Kempthorne invites Idahoans ages 11 through 18 to tell the world what
compassion means to them through a 500- to 700-word essay. Selected essay
writers may be asked to share their essay before the Dalai Lama.

"Inspiration for your essay should be uncommon examples of compassion and
caring, and demonstrations of why unselfish contributions to society deserve
attention and recognition," Kempthorne said.

Separately, adults are invited to nominate Idahoans ages 11 through 18 who
exemplify compassion and caring, and whose unselfish contributions to
society deserve recognition. A documentary highlighting selected nominees
will be produced by Boise State University Filmmakers and shown during the
Sept. 12 event.

"Tell us about a young person who best personifies compassion, integrity and
caring, and who is a worthy role model for others," Kempthorne said.

For more information about essay requirements or the nomination process, go

Tickets for the Sept. 12 address, which will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at
the Wood River High School Stadium in Hailey, will be available to Idaho
youth in grades 6-12 on Aug. 27.

Tickets to the Sept. 12 event are free. However, in order to minimize
traffic in and around Hailey and on Highway 75, a bus-in/bus-out system is
being implemented through travel vouchers. The vouchers will be made
available at cost through Select-A-Seat's telephone and Internet sales

People who live outside of Blaine County and wish to participate in the
event will be required to buy a travel voucher that will permit them to
board a bus at a predetermined embarkation point in Boise, Idaho Falls,
Pocatello, or Twin Falls. Tickets for the event will be given to travel
voucher holders at the embarkation points. More information about the travel
vouchers and embarkation points will be made available at a later date.

Tickets for Blaine County youth to the Sept. 12 address are being
distributed through public and private schools in the county.

Information about the travel vouchers can be found at as it becomes available, while information about
the Dalai Lama's visit to Sun Valley can be found at

Articles in this Issue:
  2. Selected Essay Writers and Nominees to Join Dalai Lama On Stage
  3. When Buddha Chooses to Be a Woman
  4. S ecurity and foreign policy imperatives

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