The Dalai Lama Foundation Turns to Indiegogo to Crowdfund 'The Living History Experience'

Dalai Lama - H 2014
Olivier Adam

Dalai Lama - H 2014

In honor of His Holiness' 80th birthday, the multimedia experience will be part of a larger campaign to establish the Global Center for Peace

First there was Zach Braff, then Spike Lee. Now the Dalai Lama has endorsed a project that will use crowdfunding to create The Living History Experience.

In honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's 80th birthday, the Dalai Lama Foundation — a nonprofit group focused on peace and ethics education worldwide — will use Indiegogo to fund the multimedia, interactive, online experience to chronicle the life and accomplishments of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. 

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According to the Indiegogo account, The Living History Experience will include a website with a searchable database of rarely seen videos and photos of His Holiness, as well as speeches by the Dalai Lama. It will also have an interactive map showing the places around the world that the Dalai Lama has visited and a chronological presentation of the major events in the Dalai Lama's life. It's set to launch in mid-2015.

"The Living History of the Dalai Lama will bring the words and actions of this extraordinary man to people across the globe so that new generations of changemakers will be motivated to further improve life on our planet,” said Darlene Markovich, president and executive director of the Dalai Lama Foundation. "As His Holiness approaches his 80th birthday next year, we know that now is the time to create The Living History. Join us as we celebrate the life and accomplishments of this extraordinary man. With your help and generous support, you can become a part of history in the making."

The Living History Experience is a part of a larger initiative by the Dalai Lama Foundation to establish a Global Center for Peace. The mission of the Dalai Lama Foundation is to support the development of a shared global capacity for ethics and peace.

"I am happy to endorse and lend my name to this effort because it promises to try to put into action many of the ideas for peace that I support," said the Dalai Lama of the efforts of the foundation.

Check out the Indiegogo account here.

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