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The Dalai Lama Visits Washington, DC in March 2014

By January 27, 2014

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Washington National Cathedral on the morning of Friday, March 7, 2014. This is the Dalai Lama's fourth visit to the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Through a talk entitled, "Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World," the Dalai Lama will share his vision of a path to leading an ethical, happy and spiritual life, and offer a road map to building a more compassionate and peaceful world. The program will also include a conversation between His Holiness and Cathedral Dean Gary Hall about the pursuit of peace. A question and answer session with the public will conclude the program. Tickets are on sale now at https://tix.cathedral.org and are likely to sell out fast.

The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Born July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet to a peasant family, his Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama, and thus an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Forced into exile by the 1959 Chinese invasion of Tibet, he now resides in Dharamsala, India, as the leader of the Tibetan government in exile. He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his lifelong commitment to nonviolence.
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March 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm
(1) wondering says:

Didn’t the Dalai Lama renounce his position as political leader of the Tibetan people in exile in 2011?

Here is an article about it. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/10/dalai-lama-retires-from-political-life-tibet

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