The Dalai Lama - Living History Project
The Dalai Lama Foundation announces fundraising campaign for Living History, a multimedia experience celebrating the life and milestones of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama Foundation kicks off development of The Living History of the Dalai Lama, the first of three phases that will comprise the new Dalai Lama Foundation Global Center For Peace. Scheduled to launch in mid-2015, Living History will be a comprehensive, interactive, online experience that will chronicle the Dalai Lama’s life and accomplishments.
The Global Center for Peace is a three part initiative designed to support and catalyze the advancement of peace, compassion, and social and economic change worldwide. The first phase, the Living History project, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds needed for development of the online experience. Phase two, the Incubator For GOOD, is a program that will enable social entrepreneurs aligned with the Dalai Lama’s messages of peace and compassion to collaborate, learn critical skills, meet partners and funders, and further develop their organizations. The final phase, a Bay Area-based Center for Peace, will be a physical space designed to educate, inspire and encourage action among the next generation of peacemakers throughout the world.
“The Living History of the Dalai Lama will make the words and actions of this extraordinary man accessible to people across the globe so that new generations of change-makers will be motivated to further improve life on our planet,” said Darlene Markovich, President and Executive Director of the Dalai Lama Foundation. “We’re thrilled to kick off this project.
The Living History Project will educate and inspire people around the world with His Holiness’ message of world peace through an interactive, content-rich multimedia web experience that shares major events and the Dalai Lama’s extraordinary life’s work, with contributions from his friends and other universally recognized peace leaders such as rarely seen videos, photos and an interactive map highlighting his prolific world travels. It will also serve as an online social community that will share the many success stories of people, groups and organizations that were inspired by the Dalai Lama. Among his many honors, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.
As His Holiness approaches his 80th birthday, the time is right to create the Living History and celebrate the more than 70 years of the Dalai Lama’s life’s work and accomplishments.
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This article appears in: 2014 Catalyst, Issue 22: Shift Campaign for Ebola & Your Optimal Diet