Dalai Lama makes stop in Atlanta - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Dalai Lama makes stop in Atlanta

Posted: Updated:
The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands on Tuesday morning at the Gwinnett Center. The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands on Tuesday morning at the Gwinnett Center.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people visited Atlanta on Tuesday.  The Dalai Lama is launching his tour of public speeches, and the first event happened at the Gwinnett Center.

The crowd hung on every word spoken by his holiness, the Dalai Lama.  His lecture was called The Pillars of Responsible Citizenship.  He spoke a lot about compassion, saying we are all brothers and sisters, as humans, and we need to stop categorizing people as "we" versus "them."

It was a message that really captivated the audience.  The Dalai Lama told jokes and stories, was personable and thousands of people got to enjoy it.  The Gwinnett Center holds about 10,000 people, and organizers expect that to be near capacity, with up to 9,000 people attending the Dalai Lama's events.   

The Dalai Lama was named a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University in 2007, so he has a special relationship with the school.  This marks his third visit as a Presidential Distinguished Professor, with the last being in 2010.  Many students take part in Emory's study abroad program in India, and the partnership is something students and staff are proud of.  

The Dalai Lama was scheduled to speak for a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon, and he'll be teaching at Emory on Wednesday as well.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Woman missing from health care facility

    Woman missing from health care facility

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:29:43 GMT
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices