top
East Bay
East Bay
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Compassion in Exile

Date:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Florence
Email:
Phone:
510-393-5685
Location Details:
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.org

COMPASSION IN EXILE:
The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama
Presented by Pamela Ayo Yetunde

This beautiful film is an intimate portrait of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. It is, at the same time, the saga of the suffering of the Tibetan people under Chinese occupation. For over forty years the Dalai Lama has waged a non-violent struggle in exile to bring world attention to the plight of his Tibetan people and save their unique culture and religion. He is the embodiment of the ideal of his Buddhist heritage and practice and his life story is an inspiring lesson in compassion and peace. For this film, the Dalai Lama personally granted director Mickey Lemle unprecedented access and cooperation. With candor and humor, he describes his upbringing and key moments in his life, detailing historic events including his becoming head of state at the age of sixteen, journeying to Beijing at nineteen to confront Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, and fleeing to India at the age of twenty. Tibetan exiles are interviewed for direct testimony about conditions in Tibet under the Chinese, and the Dalai Lama himself voices his concerns for Tibet, his lack of hatred of the Chinese, and his hopes for a peaceful future.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 8:01PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$190.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network