Why are prayer flags up in New Orleans?

New Orleans homes and businesses have prayer flags up as a sign of welcome to the Dalai Lama, who makes his first visit this week to the city.

New Orleans businesses and restaurants have prayer flags up to welcome the Dalai Lama, who makes his first visit this week to New Orleans. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

New Orleans businesses and restaurants have prayer flags up to welcome the Dalai Lama, who makes his first visit this week to New Orleans. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

He’ll be in New Orleans Friday and Saturday (May 17 and 18). Click here to read the story via NOLA.com.

The Dalai Lama’s visit will consist of a conference, two public events, the creation of a sand mandala, and a Tibetan Cultural Center.

Activities you can participate in:

–  Join us for the closing ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. as the monks walk from the Morial Convention Center to the Mississippi River and disperse the sand into the flowing water.

–  Strength Through Compassion Public Talk (buy tickets)

 Friday, May 17, 2013

 Morial Convention Center New Orleans Theater

$55 General Admission / $25 Student

–  Resilience Conference (buy tickets)

May 16 – 17, 2013
$450 General Admission / $150 Student

– Strength Through Connection Public Talk (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, May 18, 2013
University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

You can read more about his visit and his schedule here.

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