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Dalai Lama plans Madison visit in May

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MADISON (AP) -- The Dalai Lama plans to visit a healthy minds center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May.

The visit will be the seventh time the Dalai Lama has come the Madison area since 1979. He last visited three years ago.

During the two-day trip he will celebrate the public grand opening of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds on May 15 and give a public speech the following day.

University neuroscientist Richard Davidson established the center to study how the mind develops. Davidson has worked with meditation experts to determine how that practice changed their brains to encourage happiness, compassion and kindness.

Davidson says creating the center is a response to a challenge the Dalai Lama made to him in 1992 to study those areas.

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