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Upcoming Events

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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 1 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Foundation…

Jul 1 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 2 - 3, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… 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.