Dalai Lama Teaching – Atlanta, Georgia – Schedule, Tickets, Public Talk & Lecture – Emory University – Woodruff Physical Education Center – The Nature and Practice of Compassion
Khashyar | July 22, 2010
Date of Visit: October 17, 2010, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia – Emory University – Woodruff Physical Education Center
Topic: The Nature and Practice of Compassion
Ticket Information: www.dalailama.emory.edu
Teaching in Atlanta, GA, USA on October 17: His Holiness will give a short teaching on The Nature and Practice of Compassion at Emory University. Contact Website: www.dalailama.emory.edu
The Visit 2010
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama returns to the Emory University campus Oct. 17-19, 2010, in his capacity as Presidential Distinguished Professor, the only university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan people.
The Dalai Lama will participate in a series of public events, including programs on science research and meditation, creativity and spirituality, an interfaith dialogue and a teaching for the Buddhist community on compassion. We invite you to explore the many event opportunities and hope that you will join us in October.
OVERVIEW OF EVENTS
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THE CREATIVE JOURNEY:
Artists in Conversation with the Dalai Lama about Spirituality and Creativity
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Brief Description: Listen to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and award-winning composer Philip Glass—as well as other to-be-announced artists—as they converse with the Dalai Lama on the symbiotic relationship between spirituality and the arts.
Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions
Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Session 1) and
1:30–3:30 p.m. (Session 2)
This event will bring together researchers from leading universities to map the current field of compassion meditation research and to chart future directions as well as to discuss implementing this knowledge in educational and clinical settings. The Dalai Lama will participate fully in both sessions.
International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism
Monday, October 18 (opening reception), Tuesday October, 19 and Wednesday, October 20 (Conference Sessions)
Brief Description: The first of its kind and scope, the International Tibetan Buddhism Conference will bring together the preeminent leaders, teachers, scholars, and translators of Tibetan Buddhism from both traditionally Tibetan Buddhist areas and western countries to engage in substantive discussion about the current state of Tibetan Buddhism in the modern world and how best to move forward collectively. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the conference and preside over the opening session.
Registration to this conference will include a complementary admission to the “Teaching to the Buddhist Community” event detailed below.
INTERFAITH SUMMIT ON HAPPINESS: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today’s Society
THE REGULAR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT. A FEW GOLD/RED TICKETS REMAIN THROUGH
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Brief Description: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will open the forum with an address followed by responses from The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned scholar on Islam. Krista Tippett, host and producer of the award-winning public radio program Speaking of Faith, will moderate a discussion among the Dalai Lama and other panelists immediately following their formal presentations.
TEACHING TO THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY:
The Practice of Compassion
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 9–10:30 a.m.
Brief Description: This teaching will offer a coveted opportunity to witness a teaching to the region’s Buddhist community. The Dalai Lama will explain the nature of compassion and the practices for cultivating it as understood in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Tickets available July 6th.
TEACHING TO THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY:
The Nature and Practice of Compassion
In this teaching for the Buddhist communities of Atlanta and the southeastern U.S., His Holiness will explain the nature of compassion and the practices for cultivating it as understood in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition—something to which His Holiness has dedicated his entire life. By explaining the essential role of compassion in the flourishing of human life, this teaching will provide a backdrop for all the subsequent events of the visit.
Khashyar | September 11, 2009
Public Talk in Auckland, New Zealand on December 5: His Holiness will give a public talk on A Peaceful Mind organized by the Dalai Lama Visit Trust New Zealand.
Teaching in Auckland, New Zealand on December 6:His Holiness will give teachings on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) Zealand.
Contact Website: www.dalailamavisit.org.nz
Loved and respected worldwide as a man of peace, a scholar and spokesman for better understanding among people and religions, His Holiness will visit Auckland on December 5th and 6th to give a Public Talk and Buddhist Teaching imparting the message of love, compassion, kindness and universal responsibility.
This visit is a wonderful opportunity for all New Zealanders to again see and hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama in person.
A Peaceful Mind
Saturday December 5th 2009, 2.00pm
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a Public Talk on A Peaceful Mind at the Vector Arena in Auckland on Saturday December 5th 2009. This public talk is suitable for a general audience and all are welcome.
Tickets will be $20.00 per seat
Everybody wants a happy, successful life. Of course, external conditions are important, but I think that for a happy life, a happy family, and a happy community, much depends on our mental attitude. The key factor, I feel, is human compassion, a sense of caring for one another.
Sometimes, when we talk about the value of compassion and forgiveness and love, people get the impression these are religious matters. What I believe, according to my own experience, is that a calm, peaceful mind is a very important element for sustaining the body in a balanced way. When you lose your temper, immediately you feel uncomfortable. Eventually, you lose your digestion and sleep. So, whether you are a believer or a non-believer, the peaceful mind in daily life is very, very important.
According to different religious traditions, there are different methods. For example, a Christian practitioner may meditate on God’s grace, God’s infinite love. This is a very powerful concept in order to achieve peace of mind. A Buddhist practitioner may be thinking about relative nature and also Buddha-nature. This is also very useful. I’m a Buddhist monk, so I’m practicing according to this teaching.
I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one’s own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation. We are human beings, and we have this marvelous brain and marvelous heart, so there is potential to develop a proper mental attitude, through which we can have a happy, more peaceful life. I think the remarkable thing we’re observing now among those who have some experience with Buddhist teaching and practice is that when these people are passing through a traumatic period, the standard of mental peace always remains.
Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta
Sunday December 6th 2009, 10am -12 Noon, 1.30pm -3.30pm.
Developing a kind heart and awakening the mind is not just a sentimental or religious goal.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a Buddhist Teaching on Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta at the Vector Arena in Auckland on Sunday December 6th 2009. This public talk is suitable for a general audience and all are welcome. Tickets will be $60.00 per seat
Nagarjuna’s text is a commentary on a verse from the root tantra of Guhyasamaja.
In introducing Nagarjuna’s text, His Holiness discusses the etymology of Bodhicitta, noting that the Bodhisattva path relies on the analytical power of intelligence to transform the mind through purification of afflictions and obscurations and attainment of realizations of ultimate reality.
It is for everyone, irrespective of race, religion or political affiliation. It is for anybody who considers themselves a member of the human family.
Nagarjuna’s Commentary on Bodhicitta touches on the two aspects of the awakening mind, the twin qualities of wisdom and compassion, which are necessary for anyone who aspires to be a better person and implement change in their lives. The instructions for cultivating them within each of us are explained in this Teaching, so that we too may follow in the footsteps of the Buddha.
Recognised as one of the most accomplished Buddhist Masters, His Holiness will deliver these teachings based on his own profound and authentic experience of compassion, loving kindness and inner peace. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently has stated, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is not simply a holy man. He is recognized throughout the world as one of our few true moral authorities. He is a teacher who has shown us all how to live our lives with compassion, non violence and love.”
Buddhists and non Buddhists alike, come away profoundly moved and motivated to take responsibility and create positive changes in their lives.
Contact Website: www.dalailamavisit.org.nz