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11october2012Dharamshala: - The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, took the Goldstein Auditorium stage in the Schine Student Center on the Syracuse University (SU) campus, NY, on Monday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Common Ground for Peace" event. The two-day event, will discuss society's biggest challenges: war, violence, poverty, hunger, human rights, and religious freedom.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to travel across six states, interacting with the public, giving public talks and teachings.

Monday's panel focused on the definition of peace, how it can be achieved throughout the world, the United States' reliance on foreign oil, the Arab Spring and the role of women, both in Muslim culture and elsewhere. Participating panelists include former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.

At several points on Monday, the Dalai Lama made note of all the young people in the audience. He told the audience that those younger than 30 are the future; they are responsible for bringing peace and prosperity to a troubled world.

On October 9, the 77-year old, Nobel Peace laureate is scheduled to give a public talk on ‘Resolving Conflict in One World Community Through Global Consciousness' at the start of the One World Concert inside the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. The event, produced by World Harmony Productions, will feature renowned artists, including Dave Matthews, Nas, Counting Crows and Nelly Furtado, are among 26 acts expected to perform. Organizers believe approximately 24,000 people could attend the event.

The panel discussions with be broadcast on the web at oneworld.syr.edu/webcast. Syracuse is also inviting the public to submit questions for the discussion with the Dalai Lama through e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or via Twitter using the hashtag #CGPDemocracy for the morning discussion and #CGPGlobal for the afternoon discussion.

Continuing his United States tour, the Dalai Lama will visit Virginia State and give public talks on compassion and ethics in Williamsburg and Charlottesville from October 10-11.

After a one-day public event in Middlebury, Vermont on October 13, His Holiness will then spend the next three days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a public talk on ethics on October 14, and teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa) on October 16.

On October 15, the Dalai Lama will participate in a day-long multidisciplinary forum on ‘Global Systems 2.0' as part of programmes at The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His Holiness will then give a public talk on ‘A Global Challenge: Creating a Culture of Peace' at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on October 17, followed by public talks at the Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut, on October 18-19 on ‘The Art of Compassion' and ‘Advice for Daily Life.'

Concluding his tour in New York, the Dalai Lama will hold a one-day discussion on ‘Contemplative Practice and Health: Laboratory Findings and Real World Challenges' at the Rockefeller University on October 20.

On October 21, the Tibetan leader will attend the final public event of his tour at the Lincoln Center, on The Essence of Buddhism, at the request of the Tibetan and Kalmyk Communities.

For a full schedule of The Dalai Lama's talks and teachings, visit http://www.dalailama.com.

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