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Compassion Without Borders: His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Airs Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego were honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's first visit to America's finest city, April 17-19, 2012. This program is a taping of the conference at SDSU on April 19.

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"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek" - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

KPBS Midday Edition host Maureen Cavanaugh poses with the Dalai Lama during a KPBS exclusive interview at San Diego State University on April 19, 2012.
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Above: KPBS Midday Edition host Maureen Cavanaugh poses with the Dalai Lama during a KPBS exclusive interview at San Diego State University on April 19, 2012.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama waves on stage with Elliot Hirshman, president of San Diego State University, April 19, 2012 at SDSU.
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Above: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama waves on stage with Elliot Hirshman, president of San Diego State University, April 19, 2012 at SDSU.

Working under the leadership of Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Peace Emissary to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama San Diego Planning Committee planned a two-day symposium to provide a thought-provoking forum to inspire new discoveries and expand our understanding of humanity.

His Holiness shared his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today's society.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.

He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.

His Holiness has traveled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists.

Since 1959, His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books.

His Holiness the 14th Dala Lama's visit to San Diego provides an exciting, unique opportunity to hear the teachings of a man who understands the importance of a world full of compassion without any borders.

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Compassion Without Borders: His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

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Above: The Dalai Lama gives an exclusive interview to KPBS.

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