Dalai Lama Dances At Tulane Graduation To Music Of Dr. John In New Orleans

05/20/2013 11:02 am ET

The Dalai Lama showed he was ready to dance at the Tulane University graduation on Saturday, May 18th at the Superdome in New Orleans.

As Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, also honorary degree recipients, played a medley, the Dalai Lama got to his feet with Tulane President Scott Cowen who handed him a parasol with the colors maroon and saffron.

Later, the Buddhist leader inspired the graduates and community with encouragement to live peaceful and compassionate lives.

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