September 4, 2007- Thousand Oaks, CA Thanks to overwhelming support in Congress, the US House of Representatives 2006 voted to award His Holiness, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the nation's highest civilian honor the Congressional Gold Medal. In recognition of the Dalai Lama's advocacy of religious harmony, non-violence, and human rights throughout the world and for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the oppression of Tibet through dialogue with the Chinese leadership, the medal will be awarded this October next month in Washington, D.C. which coincides with monterey’s “A Weekend of Unity and Peace” nationwide events.
The Dalai Lama shines as a universal symbol of peace and unity, promoting a greater understanding of philosophy and cultures. Inspired by the man himself and its film 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama monterey media has invigorated hundreds of community organizations, churches, and national groups to join in a national effort to "put the Unity back in their Community" by creating the national “Weekend of Unity & Peace”. October 19 - 21, 2007 has been designated as this weekend of individual events designed to bring our communities together in a celebration of understanding, unity, tolerance, peace, and oneness. This enlivening event occurs while His Holiness is in the U.S. touring and just prior to the highly anticipated DVD release of the film Tuesday, October 23rd, which enjoyed a critically acclaimed national theatrical release this summer.
(See www.unityandpeace.org for a list of participants and supporters like The Foundation for Universal Responsibility and Amnesty International.)
Pre Book Date: 09/18/07
Street Date: 10/23/07
“Enlightening... provocative... highly engaging.”
- The Washington Post
“Get enlightened with 'Dalai Lama'. Grade: A -. With luscious cinematography and awe-inspiring humanity, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama is... electrifying...”
- The Boston Herald
"... charmed by the Dalai Lama’s personality" ... a "Spiritual Q & A"
- The New York Times
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Visit 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama online at: http://www.thedalailamamovie.com/
Visit the “Weekend of Unity & Peace” online at: http://www.unityandpeace.org/