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The Lourdes Foundation hosted one of the most special events Los Angeles has ever seen.  On February 26th, celebrities and special guests gathered beneath the Endeavor Space Shuttle to listen to the Dalai Lama speak about leadership in the 21st Century. Amber Heard, Eva Longoria, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Renner, Jim Carrey, Nikki Reed, Joshua Jackson, Joanna Krupa, Malin Akerman, Sue Wong, Christina Hendricks, Rosario Dawson, Sandra Oh, Amber Valletta, Mohamed Hadid & Lisa Vanderpump were all in attendance. A34T3019106 1024x641 Meeting the Dalai Lama

Sharon Stone & Sean Lourdes

A34T2963102 1024x532 Meeting the Dalai Lama Larry King greeted the Dalai Lama and introduced Sharon Stone who hosted the event.  Ann Curry moderated the conversation.  Eric Benet performed and charmed the crowd with a beautiful performance of “What the World Needs Now.”  David Foster accompanied him on piano. Guests lunched around 40 round tables for an intimate talk with his Holiness. The Lourdes Foundation is a charitable organization for disadvantaged youth.  Sean Lourdes, Chairman of the foundation said “It was an exceptional honor to host his holiness in our great city.  Our belief is that fundamental change in our global community begins with change through a better understanding of the messages of his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.” A34T3025107 1024x650 Meeting the Dalai Lama

Ann Curry, The Dalai Lama,  Governor Gray Davis, & Lynda Oschin

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Sean Lourdes, Chairman of the Lourdes Foundation

The Dalai Lama spoke about compassion, non-violence and how inner beauty transcends outer beauty.  The questions were submitted to Ann Curry. Screen Shot 2014 02 27 at 1.52.36 PM 1024x569 Meeting the Dalai Lama

David Christopher Lee & Sue Wong

“The more people who hear the message of peace and compassion, the more positive impact it will have on creating lasting change, ” says Lourdes. With such wisdom, the Dalai Lama had such a contagious laugh which resonated with the crowd.  Sean Lourdes did such an amazing job producing such a fantastic event which will definitely go down in the history books of Los Angeles. Lourdes is also the Publisher of Auge Media, a 60-year old company that publishes books on countries and the cities of the world.  He is currently working on a book about Los Angeles to be released shortly.

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