EVERY GRAIN OF SAND — Monks from India's Drepung Monastery carefully apply grains of sand to a mandala they are creating in the Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans. The monks are in town as part of a conference hosted by the Tulane School of Social Work and in conjunction with the Dalai Lama's visit to the city. Click on the photo for more images and information.
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Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.
New Orleans flair combines with a global focus when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama addresses an expected audience of more than 30,000 at the ticketed ceremony in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which is limited to graduates and invitees. Each graduate is allotted 16 tickets to the 9 a.m. ceremony. Guests are urged to arrive early.
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