His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Princeton

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Reflects on Princeton's Motto
Compassion, Service, Joy: The Dalai Lama visit to Princeton University

The Dalai Lama Reflects on Princeton's Motto, A small film about His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Visit on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

With wisdom, honesty and humor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama urged young people to take action to make the world more peaceful through compassion and service during a visit to Princeton University on Tuesday, Oct. 28.  READ MORE


The Office of Religious Life and The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation were honored to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Princeton University on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.


Early Morning Public Event 

His Holiness gave a public talk, Develop the Heart, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jadwin Gymnasium.  As a scholar and a monk, the Dalai Lama will highlight the importance of developing compassion and kindness, alongside the intellect, in an academic environment.  This program was open to the entire Princeton community.  Tickets were available starting Tuesday, September 16.

If you would like to leave your own reflection on the conversation
with His Holiness please do by sending an email to [email protected].

Students meet with HHDL for an intimate conversation. Photo courtesy of Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications
An Afternoon Conversation

In the afternoon, His Holiness engaged a select group of students and faculty in conversation around Princeton’s informal motto, In the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations.  What does it mean to be in the service of all nations? What counts as service?  What is the role of developing the heart when engaging in service?  The Dalai Lama’s reflection on our informal motto provides a unique opportunity for us to think together about our shared aspirations for lives of meaningful and compassionate engagement.  After the conversation, a blog with entries from Princeton community members will provide an opportunity for continued reflection.  This event is by invitation only.

The visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University and The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation.  Fall programing in coordination with His Holiness’ visit will include a blog, lectures, weekly meditation, and other special events.

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