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Free webcasts of Pillars of Peace Hawaii’s Dalai Lama visit


The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) has announced three Pillars of Peace Hawaii events featuring Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will be available for viewing via live stream.

The events offered online will include a talk specifically for students qt 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 14, a panel on Native Hawaiian culture at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, April 15, and a presentation for the general public at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, April 15. Because of support received from, HCF is able to offer these live streams free of charge at

These events are part of the Dalai Lama’s three-day visit to Oahu (April 14-16) where he will participate in a series of conversations with local leaders and visits to cultural and historical sites on Oahu.

“We will be streaming select events in real time so that people in Hawaii and around the world have the opportunity to experience these extraordinary events as they unfold,” said Kelvin Taketa, president and CEO of the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Talks to be offered online include:

* Saturday, April 14 — Student Talk, “Educating the Heart”
Live stream starts: 11:45 a.m.
Dalai Lama talk starts: 1:30 p.m.

This event is for high school and college students and is focused on encouraging compassionate behavior in Hawaii’s youth. His Holiness will discuss with Hawaii students the importance of practicing tolerance, perseverance and persistence in everyday life.

The event will also feature musical performances with messages on peace from Jack Johnson, Taimane Gardner, Anuhea Jenkins and more. Very limited tickets for the Student Talk are still available; contact the University of Hawaii Stan Sheriff Center Box Office at 808-956-4482.

* Sunday, April 15 — Panel Discussion, “The Importance of Native Intelligence in Modern Times”
Live stream and panel starts: 9:45 a.m.

His Holiness will participate in a panel discussion with Native Hawaiian leaders, including Dr. Pualani Kanahele and Nainoa Thompson. Panelists will consider the positive contributions of wisdom found in Hawaiian and other native cultures and explore Hawaii’s potential for global leadership. The discussion will be moderated by John DeFries. This event is only available to the general public via the live webcast.

* Sunday, April 15 — Public Talk, “Advancing Peace through the Power of Aloha”
Live stream starts: 11:45 a.m.
Dalai Lama talk starts: 1:30 p.m.

His Holiness will speak to the general public about the role of peace and compassion in daily life – aiming to spark discussion and dialogue in the community. The event will include musical performances with messages on peace from Michael McDonald, Amy Hanaialii and Henry Kapono, to name a few. Due to the enthusiastic response to this appearance by His Holiness, tickets for the Public Talk are no longer available.

The Dalai Lama’s visit marks the launch of a new HCF initiative entitled “Pillars of Peace Hawaii: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha.”

The program, supported by the Omidyar Ohana Fund, aims to bring global peace leaders to Hawaii to exchange ideas about the many forms of peace that exist here at home in Hawaii and around the world.

The Dalai Lama is visiting Oahu at the invitation of Pierre and Pam Omidyar. Support is being provided by a lead grant from the Omidyar Ohana Fund in addition to other partners providing in-kind and cash donations.

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One Response to “Free webcasts of Pillars of Peace Hawaii’s Dalai Lama visit”

  1. Michael Daly, artist says:

    Please!! – this is a terrible blight to aloha and justice. The visit by the Dalai Lama is military occupation propaganga 101.

    I appeal to you to do what you can to free the Dalai Lama, free Tibet, free Hawai`i. This visit is the anti-Christ of that critical goal back to democracy and law.

    If the Dali Lama were truly speaking his heart and mind in Honolulu today he would be standing with genuine Hawaiian nationals who seek that the U.S.A. be accountable for 119 years of occupation. Many native Hawaiians including those in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have long betrayed Queen Lili’uokalani and are devicive tools of the illegal state. You will see it at play this weekend.
    Tibet and Hawai`i are both small “island” states blantently stolen by imperial powers that are too big for people and democracy – far from enemy states, here, they trade each other on their spoils of war.

    Dalai Lama: On speaking about the vast wealth of the U.S.A. as she travelled across it Queen Lili`uokalani wrote in her book:

    “There was nothing lacking in this great, rich country save the people to settle upon it, and develop its wealth.

    And yet this great and powerful nation must go across two thousand miles of sea, and take from the poor Hawaiians their little spots in the broad Pacific, must covet our islands of Hawaii Nei, and extinguish the nationality of my poor people, many of whom have now not a foot of land which can be called their own. And for what?”

    Whatever the Dalai Lama is doing in Hawai`i sponsored by Hawaii Community Foundation with funding from the Omidyar Ohana Fund – it is not aloha or enlightenment…

    – it is subversion.


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