Chicago, Illinois, 18 July 2011 - On his last day of
this two-city current tour of the United States, on July 18, 2011
morning, His Holiness participated in a dialogue with interfaith leaders
in a session entitled, Building Bridges: Religious Leaders In
Conversation With The Dalai Lama. Hosted by the Theosophical Society and
held at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago, it was
attended by a sold-out crowd of 1500 people.
Theosophical Society President Tim Boyd introduced His Holiness to the audience. He recalled the visit of His Holiness to the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America, located in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1981. He said His Holiness had given a talk at a local school then but not many students knew who he was. Since then things have changed greatly, Mr. Boyd said adding that His Holiness has now become one of the most recognized and the most respected persons in the world. Mr. Boyd said that His Holiness’s continued call for adherence to the universal qualities to bring change to human hearts and minds have made him one of the greatest teachers in the world.
|Mr. Eboo Patel, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Thupten Jinpa (His Holiness's interpreter) at the Harris Theater in Chicago on July 18, 2011. Photo/Mike Kelly|
|Rev. Peg Chamberlin, Rabbi Michael
Lerner and Dr. Ingrid Mattson join His Holiness the Dalai Lama on stage
at the Harris Theater in Chicago on July 18, 2011. Photo/Mike Kelly|