The Visit 2013

The Visit 2013

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University, returned to Atlanta October 8-10, 2013 for a series of public and campus events, including programs on responsible citizenship, ethics and education.

"The Dalai Lama has made invaluable contributions to our understanding of what it means to be an ethical citizen of the world. We are looking forward to the return of Emory's Presidential Distinguished Professor and the opportunities for our faculty and students to engage with him on these vital issues."
—James Wagner, president of Emory

Live Webcasts

In addition to the public events, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will spend two days (October 9 and 10) on the campus of Emory University teaching students and engaging with the faculty. Emory community tickets to the on-campus events will be free and available through a lottery beginning September 1 through this website. A traditional Buddhist teaching will be arranged on campus through Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc. in affiliation with Emory University for their members and guests.  Public tickets are not available for the on-campus events/teachings except through sponsorship opportunities

Cultural events, scheduled during The Visit 2013, will provide additional opportunities to engage.


View The Visit 2013 welcome video with Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

The Dalai Lama last visited the campus in 2010 for a series of events on science research and meditation, creativity and spirituality, interfaith dialogue, and a teaching on compassion. He was named Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory in 2007, the first university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Laureate. His appointment was an outgrowth of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, which was founded in 1998 to bring together the best of Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions. As Presidential Distinguished Professor, the Dalai Lama continues to provide teaching sessions with students and faculty during Emory's study-abroad program in Dharamsala, India.