Institute of Interfaith Dialogue to Live Stream Dalai Lama's Medford, MA Visit on Houston's Voice

HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will address more than 1,500 guests on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Kurukulla Center in Medford, MA. This momentous occasion will be live-streamed from the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue's (IID) Houston's Voice channel. Participants may view the program from their mobile phones, desktops or in person at IID's headquarters in Houston, 9301 W. Bellfort Ave., Houston, TX 77031. From Noon to 2:30 p.m. CDT, IID will host a free watch luncheon with post-event dialogue moderated by veteran journalist Kim Davis.

"We are honored to host the Dalai Lama's address," said IID Vice President Dr. John Dogan. "We share the Dalai Lama's commitments of promoting tolerance of the world's religious traditions and cultures, as well as the human values of compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, contentment and self-discipline. We look forward to a lively dialogue on these matters following the Dalai Lama's remarks."

This will be the second visit of the Dalai Lama to Kurukulla Center. During his visit, he will address the community and consecrate the Kalachakra Stupa for World Peace, which is located in the backyard of the center. Fifteen feet high and built according to sacred geometry and centuries-old principles, the stupa took four years to complete and is a contemplative focal point in the heart of the Center's garden. Although stupas are common in Asian countries where Buddhism has flourished, few are found in the Western world and, up to now, none in the greater Boston region. The Dalai Lama's political successor, Lobsang Sangye, the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, will be in attendance along with his family.

To watch the Dalai Lama's address live, tune into Houston's Voice beginning at 9 a.m. CDT, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, with cultural performances and entertainment. The Dalai Lama's address will begin approximately at 12:30 p.m. CDT. To attend the IID watch luncheon and dialogue in Houston, please RSVP to or call 713.840.6392.

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About Institute of Interfaith Dialogue

The Institute of Interfaith Dialog is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to help bring together the communities in order to promote compassion, cooperation, partnership and community service through interfaith dialog and conversation. The IID is dedicated to encouraging the study of the global communities' spiritual traditions from the vantage point of respect, accuracy and appreciation. For more information, visit

About Kim Davis

Kim Davis is a seasoned journalist with more than two decades of experience covering sports, news and politics in television, radio and print. She's a talk show host, keynote speaker, media coach, entrepreneur and community advocate. Kim is the creator of "Chalk Talk," a basic communication series for women. She does weekly "Chalk Talk" segments on Fox 26 Morning News, writes a "Chalk Talk" column for CultureMap and hosts numerous community events and shows.

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