The Dalai Lama will be at Emory University this week as part of his professorship at the private Atlanta school. The Tibetan spiritual leader will hold a series of events on campus Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, he will join experts from leading universities to discuss research on meditation. On Tuesday, he will hold "office hours" with the campus in a town hall-style event and participate in a forum on spirituality and the arts with actor Richard Gere and author Alice Walker.
Gere is a longtime Buddhist and follower of the Dalai Lama. Emory began its partnership with Tibet in 1998, sending students and scholars to the Dalai Lama's exile home in India to study with the monks each year. The University also has developed a science textbook written in Tibetan for the monks.