About the Event
Press Release, June 15, 2012
New York, NY - The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation and The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey announce that His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama will present a teaching and a long life blessing in New York City on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
The Dalai Lama will speak on the “Essence of Buddhism” at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY. The event will be open to the public, and tickets will go on sale later this year.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spread his message of non-violence, tolerance, compassion and wisdom around the world in over 62 countries and across 6 continents. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, His Holiness has received over 84 humanitarian commendations including the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007, and most recently the 2012 Templeton prize from the John Templeton Foundation, London, England. He has written more than 72 books, and his warm demeanor and joyful humor have endeared him to people around the world.
The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation and The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey represent two distinct, cultural heritages that share a common spiritual tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, of which His Holiness is considered the supreme head.
His Holiness recognizes both the Kalmyk and Tibetan communities in the United States and celebrates their religious freedoms here and we appreciate the opportunity to pray for the same right for all people in the world.
Kalmyks, whose ancestors come from the Kalmyk Republic in the northwest corner of the Caspian Sea, are largely settled in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania metropolitan areas. The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2009 to help maintain and strengthen Kalmyk culture, language and traditions in the United States and around the world.
For further information regarding this event, you may contact:
Phone: (212) 810-0455