Teaching to the Buddhist Community

Image from one of the 2007 Teachings

The Nature and Practice of Compassion

In this teaching for the Buddhist communities of Atlanta and the southeastern U.S., His Holiness will explain the nature of compassion and the practices for cultivating it as understood in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition—something to which His Holiness has dedicated his entire life. By explaining the essential role of compassion in the flourishing of human life, this teaching will provide a backdrop for all the subsequent events of the visit.

Co-presented by the Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.


View inside Woodruff PE Center

This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. (Note: the start time has change) at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (capacity: 4,000) on the campus of Emory University. Parking for this event will be on-campus at the Michael Street parking deck off Clifton Road at Houston Mill Road. Carpooling and the use of alternative transportation is greatly appreciated.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and all guests must arrive at the venue no later than 8:00 a.m. to allow time for travel and security clearance.

Tickets prices: Tickets to the Buddhist Community will be available through Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. beginning July 6th.  Click here (http://www.drepungloseling.org/) for ticket details.

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:

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.

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TEACHING TO THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY: The Nature and Practice of Compassion



Bleacher Seating
General Admission

Blue Zone
Reserved Seating
(Zones 1, 2, and 3) and
General Admission
(Zones 3, 4 & 5)

Red Zone

Reserved Seating
(Zones 1, 2, and 3) and
General Admission
(Zones 3, 4 & 5)

Gold Circle

Reserved Seating

Sponsor Seating
and additional benefits

Tickets to Buddhist Community available through dontation to Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.

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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