His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Speak in Long Beach April 21st

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be delivering a public talk on ‘Peace of Mind in Troubled Times’ on April 21st, at 1:30PM, at the SMG managed Long Beach Arena. This event is hosted by Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling (GSTDL), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Long Beach.

International peace icon Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, will return to Long Beach to deliver a public address at the Long Beach Arena. Titled “Peace of Mind in Troubled Times,” the speech will cover how to cultivate generosity, humility, and equanimity—universal themes that have made him one of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers. A tireless advocate of social justice and nonviolence, the Dalai Lama continues to travel widely to promote a more open, just, and democratic world. The Tibetan leader officially devolved his political leadership last year, but remains the head of Tibetan Buddhism.

Although the Dalai Lama was in the Southland last May, travel delays caused the cancellation of several engagements, including a public talk at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre. Local organizers were able to reschedule the event — and this time, at the larger, neighboring Long Beach Arena.

Geshe Lobsang Tsultrim, Director of GSTDL, believes “It’s an incredible blessing that His Holiness will be returning to Long Beach. It’s a great privilege for us to host this public talk at the Arena and this will allow many people to see him.”

“It is with extraordinary pleasure that we welcome His Holiness back to Long Beach on one of his rare visits,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We thank Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling for working with us on this one-of-a-kind event,” he added.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at all TicketMaster locations and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office. Ticket prices are as follows: $20, $37, $64, and $94. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000or visit www.ticketmaster.com.  The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Saturday from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

GSTDL is offering the public and interested organizations the unique opportunity to become event sponsors. The sponsorship package includes preferred seating at the event, brunch at the Westin Hotel on Friday, April 20th and a small gift of recognition. Contact (562) 726-2789 or hhdl2012@gstdl.org  for more sponsorship information.

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One Response to “His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Speak in Long Beach April 21st”
  1. T. Jampa says:

    Awesome! I’m so happy he’s coming to the LBC!
    I’m so going!!
    Thanks for posting!