Dalai Lama Comes to Oahu to Talk

If you live on Oahu, or will be visiting during April you’ll have the chance to listen to Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his nonviolent struggle to free Tibet. The Dalai Lama will give two speeches during his stay on the island, April 14th and 15th at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center. The first of the speeches, entitled “Educating the Heart” is open to high school, college and university students; a valid high school, college or university ID will be required to enter. His second speech, entitled “Advancing Peace Through the Power of Aloha”, is open to the general public.

Educating the Heart

On Saturday, April 14th, the Dalai Lama will talk twice, once at 1:30pm and again at 3:00pm. During his talks with high school, college and university students, The Dalai Lama will encourage compassionate and responsible behavior and inspire them to create a better future.

Advancing Peace Through Aloha

On Sunday, April 15th, The Dalai Lama will talk twice, once at 1:45pm and again at 3:00pm. During this talk with the general public, The Dalai Lama will discuss the role of peace and compassion in daily life. Tickets are available for purchase online here, or at the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center Box office. They will be available on the website on February 22nd and at the box office on February 23rd. .

The 14th Dalai Lama – Spiritual Leader of Tibet

Born on July 6th, 1935 as Lhamo Dhondup, the Dalai Lama was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of two. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva of compassion and patron saint of Tibet (Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig). The Dalai Lama often gives public talks such as the two being held on Oahu at the University of Hawaii. He usually talks for about an hour and then holds a question and answer session. The topics of these talks are usually subjects that the Dalai Lama holds close to his heart, and according to his website tickets often sell out soon after they go on sale.

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