His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader of Tibet
"Cultivating Peace and Justice"
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited the University of San Diego (USD), UC San Diego and San Diego State University for the Compassion Without Borders Symposium to discuss Global Warming, Peace and Justice, and Ethics on April 18th-19th. During his talk at USD, His Holiness received the Medal of Peace from President Mary Lyons, and expressed his views on “Cultivating Peace and Justice” in face of adversity and violence. The Jenny Craig Pavilion was filled with 4,700 USD Trustees, students, faculty and staff, and members of the local community including students from Monarch School for homeless-affected youth, veterans groups, and Symposium sponsors. The Dalai Lama spoke broadly about optimism, fear, personal and political peace. The Dalai Lama’s talk at the Jenny Craig Pavilion was part of the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series, and was proceeded by numerous campus events in including films, lectures, reading groups and service projects to inform the campus community and prepare students to be able to place the talk in context of religion, politics, peace studies, human rights and social justice. For more information about the event, go to www.sandiego.edu/dalailama.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and a man of peace. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
His Holiness has traveled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists.
Since 1959, His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books.
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama's visit to San Diego provides an exciting, unique opportunity to hear the teachings of a man who understands the importance of a world full of compassion without any borders.
For more information about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, please visit his website.