Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Learn More About the Dalai Lama at the Birmingham Public Library in October

The Dalai Lama and Mayor Bell at the Mind and Life Institute, Kyoto, Japan, April 2014
Photo courtesy of Office of Tibet

To help the public learn more about the Dalai Lama prior to his Birmingham visit in late October, the Birmingham Public Library will offer several free programs and resources.

Spiritual leader Lama Deshek of the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Birmingham, who's a student of the Dalai Lama and has traveled with him, will give a talk about the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m., in the Arrington Auditorium, Central Library. A question and answer session will follow.

The following locations will feature free screenings of the documentary 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama:

Wednesday, October 15, 12:00  p.m., Central Library
Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m., Avondale Library
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., Springville Road Library
Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m., East Lake Library
Thursday, October 23, 10:00 a.m., Smithfield Library
Thursday, October 23, 11:00 a.m., Titusville Library

A resource list about books and DVDs on His Holiness will be available at Birmingham library locations in October.

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will appear at Regions Field on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. as part of Birmingham’s Human Rights Week, which will be October 22-27. For tickets to see the Dalai Lama at Regions Field, please visit

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