LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Nearly 16,000 people saw the Dalai Lama Sunday at
the KFC Yum! Center as he spoke about compassion.
"Welcome to engaging compassion," WAVE 3's Dawne Gee said on stage
as she helped kick off the event.
"Please join me in welcoming His Holiness, the Dalai Lama," said
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer as he introduced him.
The Dalai Lama spoke and took questions from the audience, with his main
message focusing on compassion toward each other and the environment.
"Compassion means being considerate of others well being, rather than
one's selfish interest," he said.
In order to get inside to see it all, lines were long, stretching outside the
KFC Yum! Center and onto the sidewalk of the Second Street Bridge. There even
were reports that some people waited a state away in Indiana just to get
inside. One man drove 15 hours to see the Dalai Lama.
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity," he said.