Packed arena for Dalai Lama lecture at Miami U

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Students at Ohio's Miami University are eager to hear a lecture on a higher plane than usual.

The Dalai Lama will speak Thursday at a sold-out Millett Hall on the Oxford campus.

Some 10,500 tickets have been sold, and hundreds more will watch Tibet's exiled spiritual leader speak through video feeds.

The lecture on ethics in the modern world is part of a full day of appearances in the Dalai Lama's second day in the Tri-State. He received an award on Wednesday from the Freedom Center.

He will receive an honorary doctorate at Miami and meet with representatives of the Miami Indian tribe.

Miami has a relationship with the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in India, where the Dalai Lama lives in exile. Miami also now offers Tibetan studies.

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