Standing ovations, laughter and awe surrounded the first of two days the 14th Dalai Lama is spending in Syracuse. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet spent Monday in an auditorium at Syracuse University taking part in discussions on peace and democracy in a time of growing unrest in the Arab world.
Peace is the word on the Syracuse University campus Monday and Tuesday. Promoters say the first-of-its-kind event in Syracuse, which includes the Dalai Lama, will spread the message through words and music.
Syracuse University marked International Peace day by creating a giant human peace sign on the quad. Community members and students were invited to wear orange and stand together so that a photographer could be hoisted into a crane to take an aerial photo.