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HH The Dalai Lama Lecture 2004

A Conference at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
13-15 September 2013

The conference featured many eminent speakers, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, Professor Roger Scruton, and the composer Sir John Tavener, who was commissioned by the Temenos Academy to write a new work, 'Mahavakyas', to mark the event. He dedicated it to the memory of the poet, Kathleen Raine, who was one of the co-founders of the Academy and the driving force behind much of its work until her death in 2003.

The conference opened with a video address by the Patron of the Academy, HRH The Prince of Wales.

HRH The Prince of Wales at the Temenos Conference from Ian Skelly on Vimeo.

Here is a short video giving a flavour of the events.

The Temenos Conference from Ian Skelly on Vimeo.


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