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On September 27 & 29, 2009, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is participating in a global peace summit that will bring five Nobel Laureates and many more world-renowned thinkers to Vancouver to talk about the role of education in creating a more compassionate, peaceful world. The event will be broadcast online for a global audience. It is being hosted by The Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education, a not-for-profit, non-religious foundation co-founded by the Dalai Lama.
The Event: Live Webcast: The Vancouver Peace Summit
What: An extraordinary event featuring 5 Nobel Laureates, plus Matthieu Ricard (the Dalai Lama’s ‘right-hand man’), Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland), Eckhart Tolle (author of The Power of Now), Maria Shriver (First Lady of California)
When: September 27 & 29, 2009
See: Event Schedule
The Vancouver Peace Summit is a unique opportunity for people around the world to watch some of the brightest minds of our time engage in a series of dialogues that are sure to inspire. Watch a video about the event here.
This historic gathering includes Nobel Laureates: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire and Murray Gell-Mann.
Victor Chan, the Dalai Lama Center’s Founding Director, has dubbed them a veritable “dream team”.
The Dalai Lama will also be joined by some familiar faces such as Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who is often called the Dalai Lama’s “right-hand man”, and Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” who shared the stage with the spiritual leader in Salt Lake City in 2001, but also some new faces, including Eckhart Tolle, author of the “Power of Now” who has never before met His Holiness.
The Summit will be feature four public dialogues: World Peace through Personal Peace, Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace, Educating the Heart, and Women and Peace-building.
The Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education educates the heart and fosters compassion through creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas.
We expect that all public events will be webcast live on ctv.ca. More details will follow. Follow our blog for updates on the webcast event: http://dalailamacenter.org/blog.
Dalai Lama Center for Peace & Education