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His Holiness, Richard Gere and Alice Walker to meet at Emory University

August 29, 2010

By Chime Tenzing
August 27, 2010

Dharamsala; Aug. 27 -- His Holiness the Dalai
Lama will return to the prestigious Emory
University this October in his capacity as
Presidential Distinguished Professor to
participate in a series of public events from
October 17th -19th, 2010.The events include
programs on science research and meditation,
creativity and spirituality, an interfaith
dialogue and a teaching for the Buddhist community on compassion.

His Holiness will be joined by actor Richard Gere
and author Alice Walker besides students and
faculty members of the University to discuss the
relationship between spirituality and the arts.
The highlight of the events would be the program
"The Creative Journey: Artists in Conversation
with the Dalai Lama on Spirituality and
Creativity," which will tackle several questions,
such as how do the arts help people uncover
spiritual yearning and questions. The three also
will discuss the role of tradition in maintaining
or renewing art and spiritual life.

His Holiness last visited the university in 2007
and was awarded the Presidential Distinguished
Professor, the only university appointment
accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan people.

Emory has a study abroad program in Dharamsala,
where the Tibetan exiled government is based. The
close ties also led to the creation of the
Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, which develops
science lessons to be infused into the regular
curriculum for monks and nuns in monasteries in India.
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