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Upcoming Events

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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

WELCOMING THE DALAI LAMA & CELEBRATING TIBETAN CULTURE

May 10, 2013 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

His Holiness the 14thDalai Lama, a simple monk with an open heart, will be in New Orleans speaking to all of us about compassion, non-violence, and the intrinsic quality of resilience that animates our vibrant, strong and connected community. Exiled from his beloved country of Tibet at 25 years of age, a refugee for the last 54 years, His Holiness has devoted his life to the community of the world as a voice for human rights.

 We invite you to join us in celebrating his open heart and learning about his teachings. Tibetan monk Tsering Phunsok will perform a Sacred Dance of Tibet and speak about its significance to the culture. Hear from world renowned speaker and author Whitney Stewart, Dr. Ronald Marks, dean of the Tulane School of Social Work, and Tibetan professor Ngawang Legshe who will collectively talk about His Holiness, the culture, and how this whole event came to fruition in New Orleans. This night will be packed full of information on Tibetan culture. A drum circle will end the evening.

The evening festivities will include:

  • Sacred Dance of Tibet, performed by Tsering Phuntsok, a visiting Tibetan monk from   Dharamsala, India. 
  •  An informative film clip on the history of the Dalai Lama and his country Tibet.
  •  A talk from Dr Marks, the dean of the Tulane School of Social Work
  •  A talk from Ngawang about the fundamentals of resiliency in Tibetan culture
  •  Activities for children & adults that reflect Tibetan culture: coloring mandalas, creating Thangkas, writing prayers for the prayer wheel, making prayer flags
  •  A complimentary meal of curry and eggrolls will be served.
  •  Donations for Tsering's monastery and family in India would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, call (504) 569-9070.