Dalai Lama Kicks Off 10-Day Event In D.C. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Dalai Lama Kicks Off 10-Day Event In D.C.

Play associated audio
Hundreds of people, many of them in traditional red robes, arrived at Verizon Center for the Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama in D.C. July 6.
Pete Thompson
Hundreds of people, many of them in traditional red robes, arrived at Verizon Center for the Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama in D.C. July 6.

Opening prayers were scheduled to be held from to 7 to 9:30 a.m. for the 10-day Kalachakra event hosted by the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama will preside over the event, which will focus on differences without division. The religious leader will perform a ritual cleansing of the Verizon Center, as well as three days of teachings on Buddhism. 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.

The Dalai Lama recently removed himself from political power in Tibet, and is now attempting to work purely as a religious leader. He will also give a talk for world peace Saturday on the Capitol Lawn.

NPR

Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves

Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.
NPR

Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.