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Dalai Lama: to Speak on Non-Violence at Loyola University

Feb 01, 2012 10:58AM

 

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At the invitation of TIBETcenter, a not-for-profit Tibetan art and culture organization, His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama will appear in Chicago to speak on the topic of non-violence, April 26, at the Gentile Arena of Loyola University, at the university’s Lake Shore campus. Beginning at 8 a.m., attendees will enjoy sacred chants and musical performances, and the talk begins at 9:30 a.m.

Loyola is donating space for the event, and approximately 4,000 tickets will be available for purchase by the general public, with an additional 452 tickets provided free to students in grades 11 and 12 throughout Illinois. Winners of an essay contest will be featured onstage.

The Tibetan community will welcome His Holiness with a traditional, Tibetan-style reception that showcases Tibetan costumes and jewelry, including the participation of 76 Tibetans of all ages. As numbers hold special significance in Tibetan culture, the number 76 was selected to match the age of His Holiness. This group will perform a customary song in slow motion, and a boy and a girl will perform a Droso Chemar offering; an offering made in connection with Losar, the Tibetan New Year, and in accordance with the reception of high lamas.

For tickets, visit TIBETCenterChicago.org.
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