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Distinguished Speakers Series lecture and Honorary Degree Conferral of Doctor for Humane Letters video, September 19, 2006 , January 13, 2020

 File — Box: 10, Item: DVD 11-6-1392-164-BD
Identifier: B

Scope and Contents

Contains digital video of the Honorary Degree Conferral of Doctor for Humane Letters to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and His Holiness’ Distinguished Speakers Series lecture on September 19, 2006 in the University at Buffalo Stadium.

Event begins as the platform party takes the stage (00:00), followed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (04:00). Opening remarks by President John B. Simpson (06:00). Honorary Degree Conferral for His Holiness by SUNY Chancellor John B. Ryan (10:45) followed by His Holiness’ remarks on the degree in his native language, and in English, with translations by Thupten Jinpa (12:15). His Holiness then moves to his speech for the Distinguished Speakers Series (16:10). Speech topics include: the right to a successful life (18:30), human emotions and enduring pain (24:00), compassion (33:00), negatives of anger (43:00), warm-heartedness (55:00). Speech followed by a question and answer session with pre-selected questions moderated by the Vice Provost for International Education, Stephen Dunnett (1:10:30). Questions include: What can each of us do right now to ensure a better tomorrow? (1:11:00); How does one balance compassion and suffering? (1:12:00); What is your opinion of the United States on a global scene? (1:17:30); What is the greatest piece of advice you ever received? (1:23:10); Will you ever have the chance to return to Tibet, even under certain circumstances? (1:25:00); Conclusion remarks by John B. Simpson (1:31:00). Video ends (1:34:36).


  • September 19, 2006
  • Migrated: January 13, 2020


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The recording of the Distinguished Speaker Series event with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, September 19, 2006 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.


1.1 Gigabytes (1 file (1:34:36 hours))

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DVD 11-6-1392-164-BD

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