His Holiness is scheduled to visit and speak about New Orleans' post-Katrina rebuild efforts and spread the word of compassion
The Tulane University School of Social Work held a press conference Monday to announce details on the visit of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to the Crescent City.
"After the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, we learned a lot about the deep trauma that occurred among the city's population and the extraordinary resilience of the people of the Gulf Coast," said Dr. Ronald Marks, Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work. “We feel that His Holiness’ visit to New Orleans will contribute enormously to furthering the healing of our city’s residents."
The academic conference that the Dalai Lama is scheduled to attend - titled Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection - will be held at the Morial Convention Center, Friday May 17. A second conference with his Holiness will be at the UNO Lakefront Arena, titled "Strength Through Connection" on Saturday, May 18. An authentic Tibetan Bazaar and monk harmonized chanting known as zokkay will accompany the conference at the Morial Convention Center.
Tickets are on sale now on the website www.dalailamanola.com. All ticket sales and proceeds will go to underwrite the event. Any remaining revenue will be donated to a non-profit organization selected at a later date by the Office of Tibet and Publicity.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama also will be given a honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University's 2013 Commencement Ceremony, at 9am on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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