The Dalai Lama's four-day New York City visit ends with an interfaith dialogue at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The cathedral is home to 10 monks from South India’s Drepung Loseling Monastery, who are creating a Sand Mandala in honor of the Tibetan spiritual leader's visit.The colorful mandalas, which take hours of painstaking work to construct, are destroyed as a symbol of the Buddhist belief in the fleeting nature of the material life.
What is the NYCity News Service? The NYCity News Service is a new multi-media, Web-based wire service that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations – including newspapers, broadcast stations, wire services and Internet service providers – throughout the world.Where is the News Service based? The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of a state-of-the-art multi-media newsroom at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. The news service aims to serve as a graphic example of how print, broadcast and online techniques are converging in the multi-media news desk of the future.Who provides the content? Stories and other content are reported, written and prepared by students, under the close supervision of the school’s News Service Director and professors – all veteran journalists, led by Dean Stephen B. Shepard.