Interfaith Summit on Happiness

2007 Interfaith Summit on Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

INTERFAITH SUMMIT ON HAPPINESS:
Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today's Society

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What do Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam teach us about the concept of happiness? What do these ancient traditions hold in common about this often elusive state of being, and what are their greatest points of difference? How do they define happiness? Is happiness the purpose of life, or is it a reward only available after life?

Listen to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama discuss happiness with The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned scholar on Islam. Krista Tippett, host and producer of the award-winning public radio program "Being" (formerly titled "Speaking of Faith"), will moderate.

Click here for information about follow-up "Happiness" events (not featuring the Dalai Lama) taking place later in the evening and on Monday, Oct 18.

Co-presented by Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion


More about the participants

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, PhD

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

His Holiness the
XIV Dalai Lama

The Most Reverend
Dr. Katharine
Jefferts Schori, PhD
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Chief Rabbi Lord
Jonathan Sacks, PhD
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations
of the Commonwealth


 Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Krista Tippett

Professor Seyyed
Hossein Nasr, PhD
University Professor of
Islamic studies
George Washington University
Krista Tippett
(Moderator)
Broadcaster, journalist,
and author

VENUE & TICKETS

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This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (capacity: 4,000) on the campus of Emory University. Parking for this event will be on the campus of Emory University at the Peavine Parking Structure (adjacent to the venue). Carpooling and the use of alternative transportation is greatly appreciated.

Doors will open at noon, and all guests must arrive at the venue no later than 12:30 p.m. to allow time for security clearance.

Tickets prices: $40 for general-admission bleacher seating (see note below), and $65, $85, and $100 for reserved seating on the main level.  See seating chart and ticket-price grid below.  All prices are before handling and convenience fees but include all applicable sales tax. 

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT

 

Event date, time, and participants (except for His Holiness the Dalai Lama) are subject to change.  All ticket sales are final. Net proceeds from all The Visit 2010 events benefit the Emory-Tibet Partnership and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.

Have you considered a sponsorship package? Sponsor benefits vary depending on level, but can include premium seats, reserved on-site parking, VIP entrance, and exclusive event opportunities not available to the general public. Click here to learn more.

Important notes (Please read before purchasing):

PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ORDERING FOR THE CORRECT EVENT.  MANY EVENT NAMES MAY APPEAR SIMILAR.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON TICKET SALES.

Bleacher seats are padded, wooden, bench-type seats with no backs.  Personal  “stadium chair seat-backs” are not permitted through security. Please select a floor seat if you require a chair with a back. Wheelchair seating is available in all zones. Large video screens are provided for enhanced viewing.  The facility is wheelchair accessible. Spaces for wheelchairs will be made available at the base of the bleachers. Space limitations allow for only one companion seat next to each wheelchair. Events at the Woodruff Physical Education Center will feature American Sign Language interpreting. Please see an usher for directions to the appropriate seating area. Again, space limitations allow for only one  companion seat next to the guest requesting American Sign Language interpretation services. If you have a hearing impairment, and do not utilize American Sign Language interpreting (a signer will be present at all public events), we recommend that you bring a personal audio amplification device.  There are not any seats or zones that are "closer to the audio speakers" since the speakers are flown well above the audience and project evenly throughout the venue.  No cameras, recording devices, laptop computers, large purses, bags, backpacks, or other prohibited items posted at the venue will be allowed into venues.  There will be no place to check those items, so please lock all bags and prohibited items securely in your car or leave them at home.  All attendees are required to clear security and are subject to search.  All purses and containers will be inspected.  Please approach the security screening as if you were planning to travel through airport security.  Do not wear or carry metal items, and be prepared with government-issued photo identification). Cell phones are permitted, but must be turned off during the program. One clear plastic bottle of water per guest is permitted. Please help our campus recycling efforts by using the appropriate trash containers.

Seating Chart (click to view full size)

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INTERFAITH SUMMIT ON HAPPINESS: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today’s Society

 

 

Bleacher Seating
General Admission
 
 
Blue Zone
 Reserved Seating

 

Red Zone

 
Reserved Seating


Gold Circle

Reserved Seating

 
Sponsor Seating
and additional benefits

$40

$65

$80

$100

See Sponsorship Benefits
All ticket prices above are before ticketing and handling fees
(approximately $6-$9 per ticket). Ticket prices include applicable sales tax.
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Follow-up "Happiness" Events

Note: The Dalai Lama will not be participating in the events listed below. 

RECEPTION AND REFLECTIONS ON THE SUMMIT

Sunday, October 17, 5 P.M.

Krista Tippett will moderate a discussion among Pursuit of Happiness project scholars about their reflections on the Dalai Lama's interfaith dialogue.

This event takes place at Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium. 

This event is free, but registration is required. Go to: www.law.emory.edu/pursuitofhappiness

 

HAPPINESS IN INTERRELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE

Monday, October 18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Rabbi Sacks, Bishop Jefferts Schori, Professor Nasr, and the Venerable Matthieu Ricard, a renowned Buddhist teacher and author, will be featured in a major academic conference at Emory Law School on “The Pursuit of Happiness in Interreligious Perspective.”  Each will offer a full academic address on the meaning and measure of happiness in the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist traditions respectively.  Each address will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the CSLR’s leading senior fellows. 

This one-day conference is free, but registration is required. Go to:
www.law.emory.edu/pursuitofhappiness

Conveners

John Witte, Jr., CSLR Director, and Frank S. Alexander, CSLR Founding Director, both of Emory University

Hosts and Chairs

Krista Tippett, host and producer of "Speaking of Faith"

Speakers

Professor Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University; The Venerable Matthieu Ricard, renowned Buddhist teacher and monk, Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery, Nepal; Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, United Kingdom; The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.

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