How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India
These questions and more are the subject of “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama,” presented by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films on September 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows.
The film chronicles Rick Ray’s journey through India and switches between the present and recent past. Included are sections on the personal history of Tenzin Gyatso, the process of selecting a Dalai Lama, and Gyatso’s journey into exile, his present daily life, his international peace efforts, and his work with Tibetan refugees.
The interview touches on a range of issues addressing philosophical questions and current affairs. For more information on this film, see http://10questionsforthedalailama.com/
This presentation is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org. For more information about the film series and upcoming films, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms.