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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to speak at Macalester

December 17, 2013

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St. Paul, Minn. - UPDATED 12/18/2013 - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak to the Macalester College community on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  His talk is titled, “The Nature of Happiness, Fulfillment, and Embodiment.”  Seating for the event will be limited and tickets will not be available to the general public. The event will be free for the campus community but tickets will be required.  More information will be shared with the campus community when tickets are available.

His Holiness, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, will be in the Twin Cities as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum which takes place the day before his talk at Macalester. The Tibetan New Year, known as Losar, also begins on March 2.

“Macalester is very honored His Holiness has agreed to speak to our community in March,” said Acting President Kathleen Murray. “He lives his life striving for global peace and non-violence while promoting basic human values, compassion and understanding. We can all learn from his message.”

In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.

His Holiness has travelled to more than 67 countries spanning 6 continents. He has received over 150 awards and has also authored or co-authored more than 110 books.

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