Atlanta, Georgia, USA 19 October 2010 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent the last full day of his current visit to Atlanta by participating in three different events that symbolized his commitments as also his hope that the current generation will make this century a peaceful one. In the morning he first addressed the participants of the International Tibetan Buddhist Conference in Emory University’s Conference Center before going to the Woodruff PE Center for an interactive session with students and faculty of Emory. In the afternoon, he participated in a conversation with artists about the role of the arts in promoting a compassionate society.
The program began with the chanting of an invocation by a group of Drepung Loseling monks.
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Director of Emory-Tibet Partnership, introduced the conference saying today Tibetan Buddhism has spread from its traditional base to throughout the world and it has become a vibrant source for the flourishing of humanity and global peace. He said the role of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been crucial in this. He said the conference would be touching on six topics, namely Tibetan Buddhism’s Encounter with Modern Science; Tibetan Buddhism and Social Engagement; Translating the Dharma; Tibetan Buddhism in the Modern Academy; Tibetan Buddhism in Modern Western Culture; and Surviving Modernity in Traditionally Tibetan Buddhist Regions. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin added that the conference was co-sponsored by the Office of Tibet, New York, and Emory University, with support from the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture in Washington, DC, and Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., in Atlanta, GA.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing the International Tibetan Buddhist Conference at Emory University on October 19th, 2010. Photo/Bryan Meltz/Emory|
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and panel members for Professor's Office Hours Events on October 19th, 2010. Photo/Kate Hinton/Emory
Richard Gere and Alice Walker in conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during "The Creative Journey" event at Emory University on October 19th, 2010. Photo/Ann Borden/Emory