Dalai Lama to visit Louisville in 2017

Will give talks on April 23, 24

The Dalai Lama is offered a traditional Tibetan welcome on his arrival at the Drepung Gomang Institute in Louisville, on May 19 2013.
The Dalai Lama is offered a traditional Tibetan welcome on his arrival at the Drepung Gomang Institute in Louisville, on May 19 2013.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2016) — The Dalai Lama will return to Louisville in April 2017. The 22nd annual Festival of Faiths has been moved to April 19-24 to coincide with the visit.

The title of the 2017 Festival is “Compassion: Shining like the Sun.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama will deliver talks on universal human values and nonviolence at the Yum! Center on April 23, and at a large youth event on April 24.

The Festival of Faiths is a nationally acclaimed interfaith event of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. It is designed as a platform for holding conversations on meaning in a time of multiple crises of meaning; and respecting the essential union between thinking globally and acting locally.

Theologian Richard Rohr calls the Festival “the Sundance of the Sacred,” and the Huffington Post included it among America’s top 7 spiritual travel destinations.

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