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  • Authentic goods will be sold at a Tibetan Bazaar
  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans to spread his message of compassion and peace
  • Drepung Loseling monks will visit New Orleans to commemorate the visit
  • His Holiness will speak at two events in New Orleans on May 17 & 18

Watch the Dalai Lama’s Public Talks Live

Both of His Holiness’ New Orleans Talks to be Streamed Online

His Holiness’ Public Talks will be streamed live online here and projected at free community viewing events at venues across New Orleans.

We encourage anyone who would like to experience this historic event to gather together with friends and family to view His Holiness' public talks. Anyone with internet access can view the talks live here.

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In the News

Video: New Orleans readies for Dalai Lama’s visit
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
http://theadvocate.com/news/5977297-123/new-orleans-readies-for-dalai NEW ORLEANS — He is the son of farmers from a small mountain village in the northeast corner of Tibet, revered from childhood as the reincarnation of Chenrezig, the Buddhist god of compassion, and since 1959 the exiled keeper of all-but-extinguished hopes to loosen China’s hold on the Tibetan plateau. To his followers, he is...
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Dalai Lama brings message of peace to New Orleans
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/20108997-418/dalai-lama-brings-message-of-peace-to-new-orleans.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Dalai Lama’s message of nonviolence comes to New Orleans at a critical time, while the city reels from shootings that sent 19 people to the hospital at a parade on Mother’s Day. On Tuesday, as police searched for a 19-year-old suspect, a delegation of monks arrived as...
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The Dalai Lama to visit New Orleans
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/14/dalai-lama-to-visit-new-orleans/ NEW ORLEANS – The Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans less than a week after gunfire at a Mother's Day parade injured 19 people.An entourage of Tibetan monks Tuesday will create an elaborate sand mandala to commemorate the Dalai Lama's visit. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his...
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Tibetan monks create mandala to honor Dalai Lama’s visit
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
http://theadvocate.com/news/5976257-123/tibetan-monks-create-mandala-to NEW ORLEANS — The soul-penetrating chants of Tibetan monks reverberated through Hall G of the Ernest Morial Convention Center on Tuesday in preparation for the sand mandala being created in honor of the Dalai Lama’s first visit to New Orleans. Open for public viewing, the sand mandala is an elaborate Buddhist art form...
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Locations

Conference

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; 900 Convention Center Blvd.

Friday Public Talk

New Orleans Theater at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; 900 Convention Center Blvd.

Saturday Public Talk

Senator Nat G. Kiefer U.N.O. Lakefront Arena; 6801 Franklin Ave.

Schedule

    • 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
      Registration
    • 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
      Conference Sessions
    • 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
      Tibetan Cultural Center
    • 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
      Sand Mandala
    • 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
      Breakfast
    • 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
      Conference Sessions
    • 1:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
      Public Event
      "Strength Through Compassion"
    • 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
      Tibetan Cultural Center
    • 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
      Sand Mandala Demonstration
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Sand Mandala
      Closing Ceremony
    • 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
      Public Event
      "Strength Through Connection"
    • 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
      Tibetan Cultural Center

Presented by

Tulane University School of Social Work

Special Thanks To

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

New Orleans Downtown

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