His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Aspen: A Celebration of Tibetan Culture

February 15, 2008  • Institute Contributor

Jennifer Myers
The Aspen Institute
(202) 736-2906


Aspen, CO, February 15, 2008––The Aspen Institute and Co-Chairs Margot Pritzker and Richard Blum, in collaboration with the Washington, DC-based Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture, are proud to present a substantive symposium that embraces Tibetan and Himalayan art, culture, science, medicine, spiritual practice, and history. This program, in compliance with the guidelines of the Office of Tibet, will take place on the campus of the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO, on July 24-26, 2008, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama will keynote the festivities with a talk and a special conversation. Registration for this symposium program opens to the public on Monday, February 18.

This three-day program will include eminent Tibetan Buddhist scholars, practitioners, and tradition-bearers who will address attendees through panel discussions, presentations, and breakout sessions. In addition, ongoing interactive demonstrations of ancient Tibetan and Himalayan arts will provide an opportunity for tradition-bearers and program participants to meet in an intimate environment.

“I am deeply honored to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Aspen Institute for this commemoration of Tibetan culture,” said President and CEO Walter Isaacson. “It is our core mission to foster and promote enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. The Dalai Lama embraces these ideals, and we are tremendously privileged to have the opportunity to present his unique and remarkable perspective to members of both the Aspen Institute and the Aspen community.”

 To register for the three-day symposium, please go to www.aspeninstitute.org/tibet. For further information, please call 970-544-7960 or email deborah.murphy@aspeninstitute.org. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address a larger audience at the Benedict Music Tent on the morning of July 26; for those who cannot attend the full symposium, individual tickets for this keynote event will be made available in May 2008.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Aspen: A Celebration of Tibetan Culture has been organized in compliance with the guidelines of the Office of Tibet. Symposium proceeds will be used to defray event costs. His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept honoraria.

The Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1997 under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. CTAC supports activities dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture through teachings, exhibitions, symposia, and cultural research. Collaborating with Tibet Fund, Tibet House, and other experts and scholars, CTAC aims to increase awareness of Tibet’s living cultural heritage among the Tibetan communities and the general public. 

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership initiatives in Africa, Central America, and India.


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