I was lucky enough (thanks, brother!) to be one of those in attendance as His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, spoke to an overflow crowd of students, UM staff and a few of us “invited friends of the University” at the BankUnited Center on campus October 26th. His remarks, on “The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times,” were incredibly moving, insightful and inspiring. Mutual respect, consideration of others, shared goals, the triumph of the human spirit … wow, what a thought-provoking experience. (pics above courtesy UM)
Rather than trying to paraphrase the speech (and the interesting Q & A that followed), you can find the link for a video archive of his remarks (Real Media Player required, come on UM, get with the 21st century) via the University of Miami web page here.
About Michael Farver
Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist; semi-pro chef, writer, photographer, artist, trained handler of championship Dobermans and licensed firearms expert. I split up the hours of my day serving as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions, as a Dad, as a Husband, and when things get too intense, I travel the country following the latest reincarnation of the Black Crowes. I'm the Immediate Past President of the Board of Florida Impact, the state’s senior legislative public policy advocacy organization, serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Hunger Coalition and Women in Distress of Broward County, am a Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, direct a grassroots child hunger nonprofit in South Florida and also lead XS Media Ventures, a multi-media event, promotion, business incubator, new business startup and redevelopment consulting company. I'm into everything from modern art, tiki and pop surrealism to wine collecting to vintage guitars to all things touching, and touched by, technology. For starters.
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