Dalai Lama to visit San Diego this April, 2012 – public tickets available in February

Uniting their forces, three local universities are bringing the Dalai Lama to San Diego in April for a series of talks on topics ranging from global climate change to religious harmony. This will be the spiritual leader’s first official visit to San Diego.

Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama, the supreme religious head of Tibet. He has lived in India since 1959, having fled his native land after Chinese troops defeated rebels trying to establish an independent Tibet. Now 76, the Dalai Lama remains a prolific writer — his most recent book, “Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World,” was published in December — and still spends up to 10 months a year on the road.

He’s also a pop culture force, followed by celebrities and more than 3.4 million people on Twitter. Yet the Dalai Lama has never been to San Diego, outside of a brief stop more than 20 years ago to meet privately with local Buddhist monks.

His April visit will be the second stop in a 12-day North American tour, which will begin in Hawaii and include events in Los Angeles; Rochester, Minn.; and Canada.

via UT San Diego


Tickets to all Dalai Lama events available February, 22 at 10am.


The Sessions

The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Universal Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness

April 18, 9:30am

This event is intended to be a conversation on global climate change and the need for humanitarian values and universal responsibility. The scientific content focuses on some key environmental issues of our time:  the atmospheric phenomena presented by the ozone hole, the greenhouse effect, air pollution, and the effects these have on our planet, our natural resources, our economies, and ultimately human life.

Cultivating Peace and Justice

April 18, 1:30pm

Americans, and our close neighbors in Mexico, are struggling with violence in society and among nations. At the University of San Diego, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will explore alternatives to violence and the shared core human values that can lead the way to peace, justice and happiness.

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama has identified inter-religious harmony as one of his three main focus areas, so he will also discuss ways in which people of all religions, and secularists as well, share values that can bring people together to contribute to peace and justice.

Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times

April 19, 9:30 a.m.

The public lecture at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena will provide an opportunity for His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to share his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today’s society. Through the teachings of His Holiness, more than 12,000 attendees will learn how to open their minds and approach their daily struggles with patience and virtue.

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  1. Hello, I would like to know what the seating arrangements are for April 19th at the 9:30 a.m. session? I don’t ear or see that well and am interested in two tickets and would like some information in advance. Thank you kindly.

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