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Will The Dalai Lama Stay for 7-on-7 Drills?

With the Dalai Lama scheduled to come to Lehigh University this Friday for five days of teachings, the buzz around Lehigh has not been about Lehigh football, but rather the teachings of enlightenment, Ethics for the New Millennium, and (of course) Richard Gere. (Not to mention the traffic advisory and increased security in place for his stay.)

The Lehigh series of teachings comes at a fantastic time for the University, as the Chinese government has been working a whirlwind of talks with the Dalai Lama's representatives in order to get him to show strong support for the Beijing Olympics that are a mere 30 days away. It's likely that his talk will generate some news on that front - perhaps even some big news.

While my family and I will be front row center for his talk on Sunday (sans voice recorder, sadly), I'm tempted to ask His Holiness something different than the long list of questions that must barrage him daily about the Beijing Olympics and the recognition of autonomo…