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His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Hungary after 10 years

September 19, 2010

22,400 tickets sold for the two days event
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
September 17, 2010

Budapest, Sep. 17 -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
will today arrive in Budapest after 10 years at
the invitation of the Tibetan Buddhist
organisations and Hungarian Parliament's Tibet
Group. His Holiness the Dalai Lama last visited Budapest in 2000.

Tickets were sold outfor the two days event a
month before His Holiness the Dalai Lama's
visit.  22,400 tickets - each day 11,200 tickets
were sold. Everyday the ticket office have been
receiving request for tickets. They estimate that
at least 5,000 additional tickets could have been sold.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings
onIntroduction to Tibetan Buddhismon 18 September
andAvalokiteshvera- Buddha of
CompassionInitiation on 19 September morning. In
the afternoon a public talk onCompassion: The Art of Happiness.

People from 32 countries have purchased tickets
for the two days event. Large numbers of people
are arriving from Russia, Romanian and
Transylvania.According to the Visit Organizers,
just 10% of the ticket buyers are Buddhists and
90% of the attendees are coming to hear His
Holiness the Dalai Lama regardless of their religion or beliefs.

Live webcastof His Holiness the Dalai Lama's two
days teachings and the public talk can be watched
on www.esoguru.com.The webcast will be available
in six languages (English, German, Russian,
Romanian, Slovak and Hungarian).The Visit's
Organising Committee hopes that the live webcast
will enable a greater number of people across the
world to join on this auspicious occasion of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings.Already
12,000people from 73 countries have registered.

The City of Budapest on 18 September evening will
present theHonorary Citizenship Awardto His
Holiness the Dalai Lama at the City Hall. The
City's General Assembly unanimously voted on 26
August to present the Award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

On 20 September morning His Holiness the Dalai
Lama willvisit the Parliamentat the invitation of
the Hungary Parliament's Tibet Group and the LMP
party. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address
invited Members of the Parliament and other guest
at the Upper House of the Parliament.

As during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 2000
visit, he will address the members of the faculty
and students of Central European University on 20 September afternoon.

The special relationship between Hungary and
Tibet started about 200 years. In 1824, Alexander
Csoma de Körös, a Hungarian scholar and a pioneer
of Tibetology authored and published the first
Tibetan-English dictionary. He studied Tibetan
while living at Zangla Monastery in Zanskar.
Later he compiled a Tibetan Grammar book.

This is His Holiness' seventh visit to Hungary.
The first one was in 1982. His Holiness the Dalia
Lama will leave on 21 September morning and travel to Passau, Germany.

Contact details:

September 17, evening to September 21, morning
7.30am to 8.30am and 6pm to 9pm

Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa -- Representative
Mobile: +36303419342 - Hungarian
Mobile: +41795339310 - Swiss

Mr. Tenzin Samphel Kayta
Mobile: +36308776107 - Hungarian

Hotel - Budapest
Tel +4206 1 413-1400
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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