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The Oracle

From the Himalayas to the Rockies, Tibet’s chief oracle is bringing his positive energy to help overcome negative forces and obstacles facing the Mile High today. He’s the Dalai Lama’s advisor, protector of Tibet, all Tibetan people and Tibet’s government. So the organizers of Denver’s Summer of Peace movement are hoping that he can bring calm to this city’s boiling streets.

The Oracle is in his 14th incarnation. It was the Oracle who foresaw the Chinese government invading Tibet and advised the Dalai Lama to seek safe passage. Although the Oracle hasn’t been to the United States for almost a decade, this twelve city tour of speaking engagements is three-fold in purpose; to offer lifelong blessings promoting compassion and peace, to raise funds to build a monastery in southern India that could very well save the Tibetan culture, and to offer the indigenous spiritual wisdom of Tibet, which Denver is much in need of because it’s been a really hot week.

Last Saturday a silver car heading south on Holly Street rolled up on a 19-year-old walking North. The vehicle’s passenger sat up on the window and yelled across the roof of the ride, “what’s up, cuz” and started firing a handgun. One bullet hit the 19-year-old in the leg as he fled.

Then on Sunday afternoon, up at 3225 Birch Street, someone who claims Bloods tried to kill someone else by blasting at least three bullets out of a nine millimeter handgun.

And on Tuesday there was a shooting near Federal and Alameda. Police don’t believe it was a gang-related crime, though the suspects or victims may have been gang members.

As is the case with another shooting, a drive-by, that popped off up at the 4700 block of Thompson court Wednesday night. No word yet as to whether the victim lived or died.

While no one besides the shooters and victims can be certain if colors were the cause of just a factor in this week’s shootings, these are just a few reported cases. Anything reported is likely a fraction of what’s really going on.

The war rages on, but any path to peace that the Oracle can lead us down will hopefully be followed. He’ll be speaking at the Baha’I Center, Monday at 7 p.m., 225 E. Bayaud St.

Tickets are free but extremely limited and can be obtained by emailing Regina Huerter, [email protected] or Terrance Roberts at [email protected]

Hopefully the Oracle can make people understand that they should journey in peace, rather than rest in it. --Luke Turf

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