His Holiness being greeted by children at Louisville’s Tibetan Buddhist Center, the Drepung Gomang Institute.
The three-day event, called “Engaging Compassion” attracted over 20,000 attendees over two days at the Yum Center. The Dalai Lama also spoke to a capacity crowd of 2400 children at the Kentucky Center on Tuesdat May 21st
The Dalai Lama’s talk focussed on how individuals can engage with compassion from within his or her own religious tradition in order to build world peace from the local level to the world community. The two-hour presentation included contributions from national interfaith and other leaders.
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The Official Dalai Lama Announcement
Mayor Greg Fischer, James Wood from Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, DGI Director Geshe Kalsang Rapgyal (with translator Tenzin Namgyal) and DGI board member Will LeStrange announcing the visit of His Holiness The Dalai Lama to Louisville at the official press conference held in the shrine room of the Drepung Gomang Institute, Louisville October 15, 2012.
A remarkable and auspicious occasion!
The Press Release reached out to over 1 million people in 24 hours thanks to the skill and wisdom of the project's PR and media director Lisa Morrison
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama does not charge a speaking engagement fee and no aspect of His Holiness’ visit is being used to profit financially. Any funds raised through sponsorships and tickets sales will be used only to cover expenses for the events benefiting humanity. Should there be any surplus funds from His Holiness’' events, that surplus will be disbursed to charitable organizations under the advisement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.