Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
On August 23, 1999, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article on the Dalai Lama's visit to Bloomington, Indiana. As many as 5,000 people are expected to converge on Bloomington to watch him perform the Kalachakra for World Peace, which is a "series of Buddhist rituals and teachings intended to bring personal enlightenment and foster world peace." People from all over the country are going to Indiana to attend the events, which cost $40 to $50 for daily admissions. The Dalai Lama's current trip to the United States is drawing more attention than previous trips. His appearance in New York's Central Park earlier in August drew a crowd of 40,000 people, compared to 5,000 in a visit he made there in 1991.