The Hawaii Community Foundation announced Tuesday that three Pillars of Peace Hawaii events featuring Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will be available for viewing via live stream.
The live streams will be free at www.PillarsofPeaceHawaii.org.
These events are part of the Dalai Lama's three-day visit to Oahu April 14 through 16 where he will participate in a series of conversations with local leaders and visits to cultural and historical sites.
"We will be streaming select events in real time so that people in Hawaii and around the world have the opportunity to experience these extraordinary events as they unfold," said Kelvin Taketa, president and CEO of the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Talk to be offered online are as follows:
- Saturday, April 14 at 11:45 a.m. - Student Talk: "Educating the Heart." This event is for high school and college students and is focused on encouraging compassionate behavior in Hawaii's youth. The Dalai Lama will discuss with Hawaii students the importance of practicing tolerance, perseverance and persistence in everyday life. The event will also feature musical performances with messages on peace from Jack Johnson, Taimane Gardner, Anuhea Jenkins and more. Very limited tickets for the Student Talk are still available, please contact the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center Box Office at 808-956-4482.
- Sunday, April 15 at 9:45 a.m. - Panel Discussion: "The Importance of Native Intelligence in Modern Times." The Dalai Lama will participate in a panel discussion with Native Hawaiian leaders, including Dr. Pualani Kanahele and Nainoa Thompson. Panelists will consider the positive contributions of wisdom found in Hawaiian and other native cultures and explore Hawaii's potential for global leadership. The discussion will be moderated by John DeFries. This event is only available to the general public via the live webcast.
- Sunday, April 15 - Public Talk, "Advancing Peace through the Power of Aloha." The Dalai Lama will speak to the general public about the role of peace and compassion in daily life - aiming to spark discussion and dialogue in the community. The event will include musical performances with messages on peace from Michael McDonald, Amy Hanaialii and Henry Kapono, to name a few. Due to the enthusiastic response to this appearance by The Dalai Lama, tickets for the Public Talk are no longer available.
The Dalai Lama's visit marks the launch of a new HCF initiative entitled "Pillars of Peace Hawaii: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha." The program, supported by the Omidyar Ohana Fund, aims to bring global peace leaders to Hawaii to exchange ideas about the many forms of peace that exist here at home in Hawaii and around the world.
The Dalai Lama is visiting Oahu at the invitation of Pierre and Pam Omidyar. Support is being provided by a lead grant from the Omidyar Ohana Fund in addition to other partners providing in-kind and cash donations.