Dalai Lama

Faith
7:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Dalai Lama Brings Timely Message To New Orleans

The Dalai Lama, at a press conference in New Orleans last week.
Credit Thomas Walsh / WWNO

The Dalai Lama has wrapped up his first visit to New Orleans. He brought a message of peace and compassion.

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Dalai Lama
10:49 am
Thu May 16, 2013

As With Dalai Lama Today, Pope's Visit To New Orleans 25 Years Ago Came Amid Violence

The Dalai Lama.

On Friday, the Dalai Lama will be giving the first of two public talks at the New Orleans theatre in the Convention Center. For many, the Dalai Lama’s visit is reminiscent of the last major religious leader to pass through New Orleans 25 years ago.

When Pope John Paul II visited New Orleans in 1987 it was described as the Super Bowl of all Super Bowls.

25 years later, Archbishop Gregory Aymond remembers it well.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Tibetan Monks Constructing A Mandala

By the time it is finished on Friday morning, the mandala will fill up the entire table. Shortly thereafter, it will be swept away and ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River.
Credit Thomas Walsh / WWNO

One part of the Dalai Lama’s visit to New Orleans is the creation of a sand sculpture by Tibetan monks. The meticulous process is open to public view outside Hall G at the Convention Center.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Meet the Man Who's Bringing The Dalai Lama To Town

Ronald Marks' involvement with the Louisiana Himalaya Association and Tulane University has established a strong connection with leaders in the Tibetan community.
Credit Tulane University

Most New Orleanians have probably heard that the Dalai Lama is in town this week. But perhaps you do not know of the work it took to bring the spiritual leader of 6 million Tibetan Buddhists to this city.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Ronald Marks, the Tulane scholar who organized the visit.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Just What Are These Tibetan Monks Building?

Just outside Hall G of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Tibetan Monks are busy at work on a ritualistic spiritual exercise.
Thomas Walsh WWNO

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans this weekend for a series of pubic speaking events. This past week a group of Tibetan monks gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to construct a mandala, which will be completed on Friday morning and then ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River that afternoon.

Dalai Lama
7:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

New Orleans Draping Tibetan Prayer Flags Ahead Of Dalai Lama's Visit

The Dalai Lama.

Preparations are beginning to mark next month’s visit of the Dalai Lama. New Orleans officials and religious leaders are revealing details this weekend.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Dalai Lama Coming To New Orleans

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s 2013 Commencement.
Tulane University

The Dalai Lama is coming to New Orleans to deliver the keynote address at the Tulane University graduation ceremony, May 18 at the Superdome.

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