Tickets already are going fast for events featuring the Dalai Lama at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Tickets have sold out for public events, hosted by the Tibetan Association of Colorado, to be held Oct. 21. (Check DalaiLamaColorado.com regarding the possibility of more seats becoming available.)
The Dalai Lama also will speak at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in an event open to CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff.
Free tickets for CU-Boulder students will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Student tickets will be distributed to enrolled students at no charge on Sept. 19. Reminders with more details will be shared with students as the date gets closer.
CU-Boulder faculty and staff tickets will be available for $20 in early September. Faculty and staff will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets.
The CU Student Government, Cultural Events Board and the Tibetan Association of Colorado are hosting the two-day campus visit called “Compassion in Action.” The Oct. 20 event is targeted to enrolled CU students, run by the university and funded by student fees; the second day of events is open to the public and run by the Tibetan Association of Colorado.
Attendees are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation to get to campus due to limited on-campus and nearby parking. For the Oct. 21 events, a shuttle bus service will be available from remote lots; see DalaiLamaColorado.com for ticket details.
The Dalai Lama’s teachings are rooted in the importance of promoting compassion, wisdom, tolerance, self-discipline and religious harmony as ways to achieve lasting happiness. In Colorado, the Dalai Lama will focus on methods of incorporating compassion and ethics into daily life.
- Oct. 20 CU-Boulder-run event The Dalai Lama will speak at 1:30 p.m. at the Coors Events Center, 950 Regent Drive. Students, faculty and staff must present a ticket for admission.
- Oct. 21 Tibetan Association of Colorado-run event The Dalai Lama will conduct a morning teaching on the “Eight Verses of Training the Mind” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and a talk on The Wisdom of Compassion: Creating Peace, Happiness and Meaningful Lives in the 21st Century from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Coors Events Center. These events are open to the general public.
- Student tickets Tickets will be distributed on the first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Ave. (corner of Broadway and Euclid). The event is free to enrolled CU-Boulder students with a valid Buff OneCard. Each student can receive one ticket.
- Faculty and staff tickets A portion of the Oct. 20 tickets will be available to CU faculty and staff for $20 in early September. Faculty and staff will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets. Faculty and staff who want to guarantee a seat should consider purchasing a full-price ticket for the public events on Oct. 21.
- Tickets for the public can be purchased at DalaiLamaColorado.com. Tickets for remote-lot parking, shuttle buses and Tibetan-style vegetarian boxed lunches are available for an additional charge. All tickets must be printed out in advance of the event. Single event tickets go on sale Aug. 10.
- A festival celebrating Tibetan culture through music, food, merchandise and exhibitions will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21 on the field adjacent to the Leeds School of Business. Entry is $1. Vegetarian lunch boxes may be purchased for $10.
Find information about the Oct. 21 public events and purchase tickets at DalaiLamaColorado.com.
CU students, staff and faculty member may find more information about the Oct. 20 event at www.colorado.edu/dalailama.