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Advisory: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits New York City in May

February 19, 2010

PRNewswire
February 17, 2010

-- Box office opens February 18 --

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His
Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit New York City,
May 20 -- 23, 2010.  Jointly hosted by Healing
the Divide and The Tibet Center, the Dalai Lama's
main activities will include a public talk and
three days of Buddhist teachings, both at Radio City Music Hall.

Thursday, May 20 to Saturday, May 22, 9:30 --
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 -- 3:30 p.m. daily:  His
Holiness the Dalai Lama will teach for three days
on two profound Buddhist texts on the way to
develop compassion:  Shantideva's Guide to the
Bodhisattva Way of Life and Nagarjuna's
Commentary on Bodhicitta. Richard Gere, founder
of Healing the Divide, said,  "It's extraordinary
that we're able to share His Holiness the Dalai
Lama's teachings with so many people here in New
York. These teachings are practical advice on how
we try to become better people and make the world
a better place. By developing patience,
compassion and wisdom we are more effectively --
more generously -- able to really help one
another."  Teaching tickets go on sale February 18.

Sunday, May 23, 1:00 -- 2:30 p.m.:  At this
public talk, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will
speak on Awakening the Heart of Selflessness and
discuss the process of realizing true
selflessness and how this realization awakens a
genuine caring for others. Public Talk tickets go
on sale March 18. Founder of The Tibet Center,
Khyongla Rato Rinpoche said, "We all pursue
happiness outside ourselves; His Holiness the
Dalai Lama teaches us how to find happiness within ourselves."

For tickets, visit www.radiocity.com or call
866-858-0008.  Tickets to the teachings and the
public talk are sold separately. For complete
details, visit www.dalailamany.org.  Both the
teachings and public talk will be simultaneously translated into Chinese.

About Healing the Divide:
Founded by Richard Gere in 2001, Healing the
Divide is dedicated to collaborative solutions to
humanitarian crises that threaten the development
and welfare of marginalized communities
throughout the world. Through unique
partnerships, Healing the Divide creates forums
in which public health, social development and
cultural inclusiveness can thrive.

About The Tibet Center: The Tibet Center was
founded in 1975 by the Reverend Khyongla Rato
Rinpoche, a scholar and reincarnate lama of the
Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, The Tibet
Center provides a place where members and the
general public can explore Buddhist teachings and
practices as well as those of other faith
communities.  The Reverend Khyongla Rato Rinpoche
offers weekly classes in Buddhist practice and
theory, where ancient Indian and Tibetan texts
are taught alongside methods of integrating them
into daily meditation and practice. The Venerable
Nicholas Vreeland teaches and leads Buddhist
meditation. Visiting masters regularly offer
Buddhist teachings and The Tibet Center hosts
weekend seminars and retreats. For more
information, please visit www.thetibetcenter.org.

SOURCE: Healing the Divide and The Tibet Center http://www.dalailamany.org
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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