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Monday, February 8, 2010

Shows: The Dalai Lama At The Freedom Center

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India. Photo by Ashwini Bhatia.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Cincinnati October 20th 2010 to speak, answer questions, and recieve a Human Rights award at the Freedom Center downtown. Tenzin Gyato and his exiles represent the fight for freedom in a time when the word is misused so much that it is rendered meaningless.

The religious figure first ascended to the throne of Tibet as a child in a largely ceremonial role. However, events would shape the figurehead into a respected world leader and the strongest advocate for peace and justice for many generations.

At 14, His Holiness watched as his centuries old nation was invaded by China in 1950. The invasion was much more of a massacre that has left the nation of Tibet a conquered puppet state of communist China devoid of the centuries of philosophy and art that endeared Tibet to the modern world. Since 1959, the Dalai Lama has been president of the Tibetan government-in-exile, or Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) whose seat is in northern India. In 1989, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as an anti-nuclear arms activist - a position that has put him in precarious state w/his host nation, a nuclear armed India.

Time and ticket information for the Dalai Lama's Cincinnati appearance at Duke Energy Center and the Freedom Center is yet to be announced. The Q+A session is worth the price of admission. His Holiness has known to reply with just a wry smile or responding with "I Don't Know" while asking the audience to consider what they think the answer is.

Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


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