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Upcoming Events

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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! 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.