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Dalai Lama returns to Emory this fall

By Shelia M. Poole, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar 30, 2010

Atlanta, Georgia (USA) -- The Dalai Lama will return to Emory University Oct. 17-19 for a series of public speaking engagements involving programs on interfaith dialogue, meditation, science and spirituality.

The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace laureate is the university's Presidential Distinguished Professor, and this marks his first return visit to Emory since 2007.

On Oct. 17 at 9 a.m., the Dalai Lama will speak on "Teaching to the Buddhist Community: The Practice of Compassion."

Later that day, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., he will talk about the "Interfaith Summit on Happiness: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today's Society."

The Dalai Lama also will lead a conversation with other religious leaders and scholars, including Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, from the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth,  and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a George Washington University professor and scholar on Islam.

The relationship between the Dalai Lama and Emory goes back several years. The school is recognized as one of the premier centers of study of Tibetan philosophy and religion in the West, primarily due to its relationship with Tibetan Buddhist institutes of higher learning based in India, including the Drepung Loseling Monastery .

For program and ticket information, visit: www.dalailama.emory.edu. Tickets for most events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.



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