His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans to spread his message of compassion and peace.
We invite you to come to Silk Road Collection to watch a live broadcast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s two sold-out public talks. Sit and watch the talks on our large-screen. Enjoy complimentary soft drinks.
Friday, May 17, 2013 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Strength Through Compassion
His Holiness the Dalai Lama believes that the purpose of life is to be happy. Join us as His Holiness explores how we discover that which will bring about the greatest degree of happiness- compassion. By showing compassion and feeling sympathy for others' suffering, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Strength Through Connection
The world is becoming smaller and one can easily recognize that everyone on earth is connected. We all suffer and experience joy. To meet the challenges of our times, though, we must develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. His Holiness will share his thoughts on how we as one global society can find strength through that connection and forge a pathway to peace and prosperity for all.
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NEW ORLEANS (2013) - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and an entourage of Tibetan monks are heading to New Orleans in May in a rally of support for area communities still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. His Holiness is 77 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Tulane University’s School of Social Work is sponsoring the Dalai Lama’s trip. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader plans to speak at Tulane’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2013 in the Superdome, where he will be presented with an honorary degree. “His Holiness brings with him a message of compassion,” said Ngawang Legshe, a former Tibetan monk who has been teaching at Tulane since 2006.
He also will speak at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on May 17 and on May 18, at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. All tickets have been sold.
During the visit, monks will create an elaborate sand mandala — a circular symbolic design — at the Morial Convention Center and perform multiphonic chanting, known as zokkay. They will lead a procession to the Mississippi River and disperse the mandala’s sand into the river.
In honor of this historic visit, business owners and residents across the Greater New Orleans Area are encouraged to raise up colorful Tibetan prayer flags outside of homes and businesses beginning April 20, 2013 and leaving the flags up through May 20 as a celebration of, and welcoming to, His Holiness the Dalai Lama to New Orleans.
Revenue generated from ticket sales from these New Orleans appearances will be used to underwrite the visit. Any remaining funds will be donated to a nonprofit organization.
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