Date

June 13, 2016

Location

Bender Arena, Washington DC

About the Talk

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be speaking about "A Peaceful Mind in a Modern World." The Dalai Lama frequently discusses material wealth and modern technology as insufficient means of cultivating genuine inner peace to overcome human suffering. Over the past four decades, he has worked tirelessly to address millions of people on the practice of compassion as a way to balance material wealth, develop wisdom and create a healthier society.

The Capital Area Tibetan Association is pleased to confirm House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will offer greetings at the Dalai Lama's public talk. We are equally pleased to announce that Richard Gere, Chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, will introduce the Dalai Lama at the Public Talk.

The event took place from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

You can watch a recording of the event from the link provided below.

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About the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.

His Holiness has travelled to more than 67 countries spanning 6 continents. He has received over 150 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. He has also authored or co-authored more than 110 books.

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Schedule / June 13, 2016

Doors Open

We strongly recommend you plan on arriving to the arena early in order to go through event security and get to your seats before the talk begins.

Parking on property is EXTREMELY limited so we suggest you consider public transportation. Please see our frequently asked questions for more info.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The public talk will begin after introductions by Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA) and our special guest (to be announced).

His Holiness will speak primarily in English as well as Tibetan. There will be translators available for English, Tibetan and American Sign Language.

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Tickets / On sale now

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Remaining tickets on sale from on-site Will Call.

Tickets will be available for sale at Will Call desk on June 13th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Only limited tickets available!

$100 + Sales tax $5.75 - Front of floor, closest to stage
$75 + Sales tax $4.31 - Back of floor
$50 + Sales tax $2.88 - Behind back of floor
$25 + Sales tax $1.44 - Sides of floor
FREE - Children age 2 and under

Your ticket(s) will be mailed to your address in 4 - 5 business days. Tickets bought after June 3rd 5:00pm EST will be available at the box office for pickup on the first floor of Bender Arena on American University's campus. Please bring a photo ID when picking up tickets. For all tickets purchased, there will be a $3 service fee added to the cost of each ticket along with a $3 handling fee for the entire order.

Event Location / Bender Arena

The talk "A Peaceful Mind in a Modern World" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be taking place at American University's Bender Arena located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington, D.C.  More information about the arena can be found from the link below.

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Event Hosts/ Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA)

Capital Area Tibetan Association is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the Washington DC metropolitan area. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan Cultural tradition within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet. The Tibetan Association is committed to the principle of non-violence and supports the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the temporal and Spiritual leader of Tibet.

Board Members: Jigme Gorap, President; Tenzin Lhundup, Vice President/Cultural Secretary; Tenzing Norbu, Accountant; Tenzin Jigme, Treasurer/General Secretary; Lobsang T. Wangkang, Public Relations.

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Event FAQS / Answers to typical questions

Tickets are available now from this link to AU Tickets. Your ticket(s) will be mailed to your address in 4 - 5 business days. Tickets bought after June 3rd 5:00pm EST will be available at the box office for pickup on the first floor of Bender Arena on American University's campus. Please bring a photo ID when picking up tickets. More information available from the ticket purchase site.

Unfortunately there is NO PARKING on the AU campus. Therefore we recommend traveling to the arena by public transportation. Use the campus map linked below to review options once on campus grounds.

AU is providing a shuttle from the Tenleytown metro stop for this event.

The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU (also called Tenley Circle) on the Red Line. Metro buses run regularly from Tenley Circle to American's campus, less than a mile away. AU shuttle buses are free and will be available from this metro stop as well.

There will not be any food or drinks sold during the event.