Calendar of Events

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In the months leading up to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit, there will be many exciting events all over the New Orleans metropolitan area.

 Event TimeEvent NameEvent TypeLocationPrice
March 8, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Meditation Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
March 12, 2013
  6:30pm - 8:00pm "The Dream of the Turquoise Bee" Book signing/talk/presentation Maple Street Bookshop at the Healing Center Free
March 13, 2013
  7:30pm - 9:00pm "What Remains of Us" Film Screening Film Screening Café Istanbul, NOLA Free
March 22, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Death's Journey Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
March 28, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:30pm Dalai Lama Jam at Mimi's in the Marigny Film clips, speakers, open dialogue Mimi's in the Marigny, Upstairs Free
March 29, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Freedom Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
April 5, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Actions and Their Consequences Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
April 7, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:00pm Swan River Yoga Sunday Series : Intro to The Dalai Lama Yoga asana class/Talk Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City) Regular class prices apply
April 8, 2013
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Vision of Peace and Wisdom Series
Nobel Prize Recipient: A Man of Peace
  Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington, Louisiana Free. Reservation for seating is recommended: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985 630 1009
April 10, 2013
  TBA TBA Film Screening at Tulane Movie TBA TBA
April 11, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:30pm Dalai Lama Jam at Mimi's in the Marigny Film clips, speakers, open dialogue Mimi's in the Marigny, Upstairs Free
April 12, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Actions and Their Consequences Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
April 14, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:00pm Swan River Yoga Sunday Series : Intro to The Dalai Lama Yoga asana class/Talk Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City) Regular class prices apply
April 15, 2013
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Vision of Peace and Wisdom Series:
An Embodiment of Compassion
  Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington, Louisiana Free. Reservation for seating is recommended: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985 630 1009
April 16, 2013
  6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr Linda Usdin with Dr. Denise Shervington

Building Compassionate and Resilient Communities for our Youth
Current world views of many young people in our community are formed through experiences of violence and lack of caring. What options are available to them when their experiences have been so destructive? What can we do in our communities to support alternative world views built on compassion and connection?
Talk/Open-dialogue Rooms 131-135
Professional School of Sciences Bldg
Dillard University
Free.
April 18, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:30pm Dalai Lama Jam at Mimi's in the Marigny Film clips, speakers, open dialogue Mimi's in the Marigny, Upstairs Free
April 19, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Making a World Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
April 20, 2013
  All Day Prayer Flag Day City-wide event Greater New Orleans Area Free
  10:00am - 12:00pm Community Outreach Team of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks about the Historic Visit of the Dalai Lama to Louisiana: New Orleans author Whitney Stewart will be recounting her experiences with the Dalai Lama. There will be a film presentation and a Q & A following.   Slidell Branch Library
St Tammany Parish
register.
Free
April 21, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:00pm Swan River Yoga Sunday Series : Intro to The Dalai Lama Yoga asana class/Talk Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City) Regular class prices apply
April 22, 2013
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Vision of Peace and Wisdom Series:
Spiritual Leader Of Tibetan Buddhism
  Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington, Louisiana Free. Reservation for seating is recommended: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985 630 1009
April 23, 2013
  TBA TBA Film Screening at Tulane Movie TBA TBA
April 26, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Compassion Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
April 29, 2013
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Vision of Peace and Wisdom Series:
Head of State: A People and Government in Exile
  Clearwater Sanctuary, Covington, Louisiana Free. Reservation for seating is recommended: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 985 630 1009
April 30, 2013
  7:30pm - 9:00pm 108 Rounds of Om Mane Padme Aum + Singing class with Michele Baker and Goshi Berg of Bhakti Caravan   Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City)  
  6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr Linda Usdin with Myron Rogers

Identity and Resilience: Holding on and Letting Go
Drawing on Buddhist and living systems concepts, we will explore the tensions between holding on and letting go in the face of disasters and their aftermath.
Talk/Open-dialogue Dalai Lama Nola Community Outreach Headquarters:
1780 Prytania St, New Orleans
Free
May 3, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: The Warrior Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
May 5, 2013
  5:30pm - 7:00pm Swan River Yoga Sunday Series: Intro to The Dalai Lama Yoga asana class/Talk Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City) Regular class prices apply
May 7, 2013
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "What Remains of Us" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  6:00pm - 7:30pm Dr Linda Usdin with Carol Bebelle

Culture as a Foundation of Resilience
Culture is the glue that holds communities together.
How can we build upon our cultural strength as a source of and tool for resilience?
Talk/Open-dialogue Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha C Haley St
New Orlean
Free
May 8, 2013
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Daughters Of Wisdom" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
May 9, 2013
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Brilliant Moon" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  7:00pm "What I learned about Judaism from the Dalai Lama"

Rodger Kamenetz, the author of the international best-seller, The Jew in the Lotus, will present a talk in anticipation of the Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to New Orleans. He will discuss the people to people dialogue between Jews and Tibetan about preserving spiritual traditions in exile as well as the spiritual dialogue between Judaism and Buddhism.
Talk Temple Sinai
6227 St. Charles Avenue (between Calhoun and Palmer), New Orleans LA 70118
 
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
May 10, 2013
  6:30pm - 8:00pm Welcoming the Dalai Lama and Celebrating Tibetan Culture featuring Tibetan monk Tsering Phuntsok and Tibetan Sacred Dance   Ashe Cultural Arts Center  
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "When the Iron Bird Flies" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  8:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Emptiness Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
May 11, 2013
  7:00pm - 8:30pm An Evening of Tibetan Sacred Dance & Meditation with Tibetan monk Tsering Phuntsok Talk, Dance Demonstration, Film Wild Lotus Yoga, New Orleans Healing Center,2372 St Claude Ave Donation
  8:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  4:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Sunrise/Sunset" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  7:30pm - 9:30pm Shell Shocked, a documentary film
on Facebook
Film Screening and discussion A.L.Davis Park, Fourth Street Free
May 12, 2013
  8:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "End of Time" by Peter Mettler Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Fierce Light" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  5:30pm - 7:00pm Swan River Yoga Sunday Series: Intro to The Dalai Lama Yoga asana class/Talk Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City) Regular class prices apply
May 13, 2013
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "What Remains of Us" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
May 14, 2013
  10:00am - 5:00pm Drepung Loseling Monks Sand Mandala with Noon opening ceremony   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  10:00am - 5:00PM Tibetan Cultural Center   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Old Dog" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Daughters Of Wisdom" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

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  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 15, 2013
  9:00am - 5:00pm Drepung Loseling Monks Sand Mandala   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  9:00am - 5:00pm Tibetan Cultural Center   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Life After Death Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Brilliant Moon" Film Series Meditation/discussion classes Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Old Dog" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

Read more
  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 16, 2013
  8:30am - 9:00pm Resilience Conference     (Tickets required)
  10:00am - 9:00pm Tibetan Cultural Center   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  7:30pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Old Dog" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Sunrise/Sunset" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

Read more
  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 17, 2013
  8:00am - 11:00am Resilience Conference     Tickets required
  9:00am - 5:00pm Tibetan Cultural Center   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  9:00am - noon Creation of Sand Mandala viewing   Convention Center Hall G Free & Open to the Public
  noon - 4:30pm Viewing of Completed Sand Mandala viewing   Convention Center Hall G Free & Open to the Public
  4:30pm Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony   Morial Convention Center Hall G Lobby Free
  1:30pm - 4pm Strength Through Compassion   Morial Convention Center New Orleans Theater Tickets required
  1:30pm Live streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Compassion Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Open to public, donations appreciated
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Compassion Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claud Ave Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Compassion Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Swan River Yoga,
4842 Canal St
Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Compassion Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Compassion Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Silk Road Collections,
2109 Magazine St
Free, open to public
  5:00pm Sand Mandala Closing Procession from Convention Center Hall G to the Mississippi River via Mardi Gras World East Bank     Free & Open to public
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "When the Iron Bird Flies" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  7:00pm - 8:30pm Yoga asana class + human prayer wheel with Michele Baker dedicated to the teachings of the Dalai Lama Yoga asana class Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal street 70119 (in Mid-City)  
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

Read more
  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 18, 2013
  1:00pm - 4:00pm Strength Through Connection   University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena  
  Noon - 4:30pm Tibetan Cultural Center   UNO Lakefront Arena  
  1:00pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: Strength Through Connection Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center Open to public; Donations appreciated
  1:30pm Live streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Connection Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Open to public, donations appreciated
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Connection Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claud Ave Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Connection Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Swan River Yoga,
4842 Canal St
Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Connection Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Wild Lotus Yoga, 4842 Perrier St Free, open to public
  1:30pm Live-streaming of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Strength Through Connection Public talk
Live-streaming of presentation by Dalai Lama in New Orleans Silk Road Collections,
2109 Magazine St
Free, open to public
  6:00pm Dalai Lama NOLA Film Series: "Fierce Light" Film Series Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center 8$General Admission; 7$Students/Seniors/Teachers ; 6$ Zeitgeist Members/Children under 16yo
  8:00pm Concert for Peace in Tibet, in Honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In honor of the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, Techung and his band Lhasa Spirits join with Africa Brass in a musical celebration on May 18th,8pm at the U.S. Mint. We invite the world to join us.

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Concert U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade ave, New Orleans,La. 70116 $15, $20 day of concert
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

Read more
  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 19, 2013
  11:00am Medicine Buddha Healing Rite by the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery Talk/Open-dialogue Chua Bo De Buddhist Temple, Highway 996,
New Orleans, LA 70131
Free
  1:00pm Dr Linda Usdin with Minh Nguyen with an introduction and reflection by Tsering Phuntsok

Finding Common Ground: Resilience Through Unity
How do communities find comfortable common ground despite differences? How do we identify areas of mutual interest? How can unity bring strength before, during, and after crises?
Talk/Open-dialogue Chua Bo De Buddhist Temple, Highway 996,
New Orleans, LA 70131
Free
  Transformation on the East Lawn: A Labyrinthian Garden

To commemorate the Dalai Lama's historic visit to New Orleans, a temporary labyrinth will be open May 14-19 on the historic East Lawn. Spanning approximately 45 feet in diameter, the classical design will be outlined with sand and natural materials. The purpose of the labyrinth is to provide another experience for the garden visitor.

Read more
  LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free with museum admission
May 24, 2013
  10:30am -11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: The Angel Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
May 31, 2013
  10:30am - 11:45am Swan River Yoga Dharma Class Series: Review of The Garden Meditation/discussion classes Swan River Yoga Mandir 2940 Canal St. NOLA By donation
  TBA Tulane Tibet Week