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I am humbled to have been given the extraordinary opportunity to co-chair the summit “Fostering Universal Ethics & Compassion Through Museums” held in India, Oct. 28-Nov.1, 2018, and to again be in the presence of The 14th Dalai Lama. His Holiness’ humility combined with His thought-provoking insights were inspirational. Click here to watch The Dalai Lama’s dialogue with the group. What an incredible experience spending 3 ½ days with 29 museum-related, multi-disciplinary visionaries from throughout North America in such a collaborative and nurturing atmosphere.
A special “thank you” to co-chairs Ngodup Tsering, U.S. Representative for the Office of Tibet and Elif Gokcigdem, founder of the Empathy-Building Through Museums Initiative along with other representatives of His Holiness and our hosts from the Tibet Museum. With over 35,000 museums in North America this gathering provided an extraordinary opportunity to leverage the group’s collective wisdom in identifying and propagating best practices. All 29 delegates are actively fulfilling commitments made during the summit that support of our gathering’s themes. To request a copy of the summit report please click here.
It was a tremendous honor for the Honorable Mayor Nancy McFarlane and myself to represent North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, during a private audience with The Dalai Lama at His World Headquarters in Dharamsala, India. We are very pleased His Holiness is considering a visit when He resumes traveling to the United States.