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Dalai Lama to Give Public Speech at Albany's Palace Theatre

April 27, 2009

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will visit
downtown Albany to give a public talk titled
"Compassionate Ethics in Difficult Times." Hosted
by the World Ethical Foundations Consortium
(WEFC), the event will take place at 2 p.m. on
May 6 at the Palace Theatre, located at 19 Clinton Avenue.
PRWeb
April 23, 2009

Albany, N.Y. (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 23 -- His
Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will visit downtown
Albany to give a public talk titled
"Compassionate Ethics in Difficult Times." Hosted
by the World Ethical Foundations Consortium
(WEFC), the event will take place at 2 p.m. on
May 6 at the Palace Theatre, located at 19 Clinton Avenue.

True compassion is universal in scope. It is
accompanied by a feeling of responsibility. To
act altruistically, concerned only for the
welfare of others, with no selfish or ulterior
motives, is to affirm a sense of universal responsibility.

In previous addresses, His Holiness has described
compassion as a fundamental human quality:

"True compassion is universal in scope. It is
accompanied by a feeling of responsibility. To
act altruistically, concerned only for the
welfare of others, with no selfish or ulterior
motives, is to affirm a sense of universal responsibility."

Developing ethical principles based on compassion
is a concept that the WEFC and organizers hope
will encourage audience members to work together
to expand humanitarian efforts both in the Albany
community and throughout the world.

His Holiness, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is
recognized worldwide for his promotion of human
rights. In 2007, the U.S. Congress gave him the
Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can give to civilians.

Tickets for the event are available beginning
Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in person at the
Palace Theatre Box Office, by calling
Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000,
or through www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range
from $85 to $55. The doors will open at 12 p.m.,
two hours prior to the start of the event to
permit a required security screening.

The Palace Theatre does not permit cameras or
videotaping. Additional details regarding the
event or any restrictions are available on the
Palace Theatre's website, www.palacealbany.com,
or by calling the Box Office at 518-465-4663.

The WEFC has arranged for a simulcast of the
address at The Egg at Empire State Plaza in
Albany. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m.
event. General admission tickets for this
location are $18 and available beginning Friday,
April 24, at 10 a.m. at The Egg Box Office. For
more information, please call The Egg Box Office
at 518-473-1845 or visit www.theegg.org.

Proceeds from the event will be distributed at the direction of His Holiness.

About The World Ethical Foundations Consortium

The World Ethical Foundations Consortium (WEFC)
is an initiative of the Ethical Humanitarian
Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that
promotes the understanding and application of
compassionate ethics. Founded by Clare and Sara
Bronfman, and based on the concepts of Keith
Raniere, its mission is to support projects and
events designed to help define and develop basic
human values and ethics. Members focus on global
issues and conflicts, exploring methods for
solving crises with compassion and understanding.

Event contact:
info (at) worldethicalfoundations (dot) org
http://www.dalailama-albany.com/
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