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The Dalai Lama to Speak at the National Cathedral

Mar 06, 2014 06:21AM

Washington National Cathedral and the Office of Tibet will welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Cathedral on Friday, March 7. This is the Dalai Lama’s fourth visit to National Cathedral.

Through a talk entitled, “Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World,” the Dalai Lama will share his vision and 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.

“We are eager to welcome the Dalai Lama back to this spiritual home for our nation,” Very Rev. Gary Hall, said in a release. “His Holiness’ message of peace is an important one for all people of faith. We are eager to listen and to discuss how peace within ourselves can bring peace to the world.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. 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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