EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Several media reports surfaced this week saying His Holiness the Dalai Lama is planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest in 2013. Oregon is not on the leader's official calendar and organizers say the visit has not been confirmed.
Representatives for the University of Oregon say the school and larger community have invited the religious leader to visit Lane County for the past several years without success. Several media outlets reported the Dalai Lama will visit Portland and Eugene next May, but folks at UO say they're not sure if either visit will happen.
The Dalai Lama's official schedule shows he will be in India at the end of April and again at the end of May, with nothing on the calendar in between those visits. It's possible His Holiness could have some time to visit Oregon, but UO says they don't know when the Oregon trip will be confirmed or denied.