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Compassion in Exile
Date Wednesday February 13
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
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 Friday Jan 18th, 2008 8:01 PM
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