Dalai Lama answers call from tiny Portland college

Meditation is not a personal strength, must be something about focus. Given time, my mind skitters from one incomplete thought to the next. I told this to the fabulous folks over at Maitripa College where they meditate daily. They laughed, told me I'd be surprised at what the average Buddhist student sometimes thinks about during meditation, then welcomed me into their campus with open arms. They are the only Buddhist college in the Pacific Northwest and, at the time, were about to host the Dalai Lama to town for an environmental summit. I wanted to accomplish two things with a piece for The Oregonian about the Dalai Lama's pending visit.  First, celebrate this very special Oregon environment and second, introduce the tiny Buddhist college tucked away near the Burgerville in SE Portland. Link to the video is at the bottom of these stills.