The Lourdes Foundation, an international organization compassionately empowering and lifting up the lives of youth to build a stronger foundation for the future leaders of our global community, hosted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Los Angeles February 25-26, 2014.

During this special visit, His Holiness addressed universal responsibility & alleviating inner turmoil through compassion in the 21st Century at two events. The first event was a public talk at the Forum, Presented by Chase on February 25th followed by a Q & A Session with Ann Curry on the 26th at the California Science Center where Eric Benet was joined by David Foster on piano for a special tribute to His Holiness. Guests included community leaders such as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission Steve Soboroff, Former Governor Grey Davis, American Engineer and former NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Philanthropist Lynda Oschin, along with high profile attendees including Larry King, Sharon Stone, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Renner, Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria, Amber Valletta, Lupita Nyong'o, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Ahna O’Reilly, Christina Hendricks, Geoffrey Arend, Camilla Belle, Malin Akerman, Sandra Oh, Minka Kelly, Mandy Moore, Jim Carrey, Kathy Bates, Constance Zimmer, Nikki Reed, Amber Heard, Alia Shawkat and more.

“His Holiness brought enlightening messages about the value of social integrity and how compassion, non-violence and fruitful dialogue can achieve peace,” said Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Peace Emissary to His Holiness. “It is hoped His Holiness’ words will make a significant contribution to minimizing the stresses people face in today’s world, where financial, environmental and social conflicts are constant.”

Sean Lourdes, Chairman of The Lourdes Foundation, and President of its benefactor, Auge Media, added, “It was an exceptional honor to host His Holiness in our great city. Our belief is that fundamental change in our global community begins with change within oneself and one’s own community and that change can come through a better understanding of the messages of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The more people who hear the message of peace and compassion, the more positive impact it will have on creating lasting change.”

Source: PR Newswire

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