In order to bring the Public Address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the University of Limerick (UL) to as wide an audience as possible, event organisers at UL have arranged that the entire event be streamed live across the internet to reach an even larger audience.
www.ul.ie/dalailama will stream the event live from 9.20am on Thursday 14th April across a number of online channels including the Dalai Lama's own internet channel with the potential to reach many hundreds of thousand of people across the world.
An audience of over 3,100 people will attend the address by His Holiness entitled 'The Power of Forgiveness' which is part of a two-hour event at UL, including music presented by the Ritual Chant Programme at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, featuring the children's choir selected from the Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Chorus, including children from schools in Limerick's Regeneration communities.
A very large contingent of local, national and international media will also attend the event, which is the largest capacity event the Dalai Lama will take part in during his two day visit to Ireland this week.
"We are extremely honoured to host this address and to welcome the Dalai Lama to our campus at UL. His Holiness is respected all over the world as a truly inspirational spiritual teacher whose energy, compassion and wisdom touch everyone he meets. He has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the US Congressional Medal in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote the compassionate and peaceful resolution of human conflict and we very much look forward to hearing his message on the Power of Forgiveness when he speaks at UL," said Professor Don Barry, UL President.
The University of Limerick address will be the final engagement for the Dalai Lama who will be in Ireland for just two days this week as a guest of Richard Moore and 'Children in Crossfire'. The charity was established in 1996 by Richard Moore from Derry, who in 1972, aged 10 was blinded by a rubber bullet and has since become a leading international advocate for the rights of children suffering from the injustice of poverty. By improving early childhood care for development, the charity, of which the Dalai Lama is Patron, strives to empower young children and their communities to build a better future.