The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands Tuesday at the Gwinnett Arena as part of a visit to Emory University. His Holiness is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory and the Buddhist leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. His public talk focused on how people can be responsible citizens in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama said contributing to our global society requires education, compassion and conversation.
The Dalai Lama visits the Atlanta area this week for a series of public discussions on responsible citizenship in our globalized society and the role of secular ethics in education. The Emory-Tibet Partnership organized the Tibetan leader’s visit, his third since he became a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University. The partnership is helping teach modern science in Tibetan monasteries and studying the Tibetan knowledge of the inner self.