Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dalai Lama in Nola

Two very emblematic photographs from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's spectacular visit to New Orleans this weekend. Top, presenting ceremonial kata to Mayor Mitch Landrieu after Landrieu presented him with the Key to the City, accompanied by an introductory speech emphasizing the commonalities between the teachings of Saint Francis and the the teachings of the Buddha. Below, at the Tulane commencement ceremonies receiving an honorary doctorate with iconic Nola music legends Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, who of course performed, to HHDL's apparent delight. Below, HHDL gets his groove on at Tulane grad ceremonies in the Superdome.

More photos of the Dalai Lama's amazing visit can be viewed at Charlie Varley's Varleypix site.