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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Toronto Visit October 22-25: Event Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow

July 15, 2010

Marketwire (Canada)
Jul. 13, 2010
                
TORONTO, Ontario (Marketwire) Jul. 13 --
Announcing all event tickets for His Holiness the
14th Dalai Lama's official visit to Toronto this
October will be open for public sales starting
Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 am. His Holiness will
confer a public talk, "Human Approaches to World
Peace" at Rogers Centre on October 22, 2010. He
will share his personal outlook on how to convey
peace in today's modern world attaining to strike
a balance between material development and
spiritual development and revive our humanitarian
values. Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $50 which
can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Save on
discounted group tickets of 10 or more.

The Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre (TCCC) with
Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario (CTAO) is
privileged to officially host the visit of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama to Toronto from October
22 to 25, 2010 (www.dalailamatoronto2010.org).
The TCCC is a not-for-profit charitable
organization dedicated to preserving Tibetan
culture and traditions in Canada while promoting
cross-cultural understanding and friendships.
Proceeds from these events will be directed
towards TCCC's charitable work of preserving and
sharing Tibet's unique culture.

Teachings on the "Long Life Empowerment" (in
Tibetan called Tsewang) and "Eight Verses of
Training the Mind" (called Lojong) are sponsored
by CTAO will be held on October 24, 2010 and
includes the "Long Life Ceremony" (called
Tenshug), which is co-sponsored by Tsengdok
Monastery and takes place at the TCCC. Tickets
for the teachings can purchased at
www.dalailamatoronto2010.org. An empowerment
creates the necessary conditions for the
development in us of the same qualities as the
Buddha. This initiation is open to all, and can
also be received by non-Buddhists as a blessing.
"Eight Verses of Training the Mind", is a
practice that involves refining and purifying
one's motivations and attitudes - hence "Mind
Training", with a long-term goal of developing
altruistic emotions and behaviour towards all
people. It is recommended to read the text before
taking the teaching. For more information the
English text is here:
http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind.
The "Long Life Ceremony" consists of a religious
offering destined to request a spiritual master
to live for a long time, so that he may work for
the welfare of all beings as long as possible.
This ceremony is realized by Tibetan communities
internationally and is a great occasion to pray
for the long life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Schedule of Events

Date:      Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm. Gates open at 1:00 pm.
            (i) Please arrive early to go through security.
Event:     Public Talk "Human Approaches to World Peace"
Location:  Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto ON
Tickets:   $20, $30, $40 and $50 through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca
            or phone (416) 870-8000.
Discounted group tickets of 10 or more contact Group Sales: 416 341 2255 or
Email at groupsales@rogerscentre.com

Note: The use of flash photography and
professional equipment such as a telephoto lens
over 75 mm is prohibited. Video or audio
recording is not permitted. Only small digital
point-and-shoot cameras will be allowed inside
the building. Rogers Centre will reserve the
right to confiscate any tape or film that is used
during an event to prevent illegal sale of the public talk.

Date:      Saturday, October 23, 2010. Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event:     "Opening Ceremony of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre"
Location:  Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre, 40 Titan Road, Etobicoke, ON,
            M8Z 2J8
Tickets:   Invitation only or by purchase of a Sponsor registration package
            (www.dalailamatoronto2010.org/sponsor.php).

Date:      Saturday October 23, 2010. Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event:     Tibetan Community Audience
Location:  Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre, 40 Titan Road, Etobicoke, ON,
            M8Z 2J8
Tickets:   $50.00 (i) Program will be in Tibetan language only. No
            translation service provided.

Date:      Sunday, October 24, 2010. Time 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event:     Teachings "Long Life Empowerment and Long Life Ceremony" followed
            by "Eight Verses of Training the Mind"
Location:  Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre, 40 Titan Road, Etobicoke, ON,
            M8Z2J8
Tickets:   $100 and $200 through www.dalaiLamatoronto2010.org

ACCREDITATION FOR JOURNALISTS

Accreditation application and media policy will
be available online soon. Due to security
purposes, all media persons wishing to attend any
event must be accredited in advance. Media
persons may only access entrance to any event
with a registered press pass distributed by CTAO.
Accreditation applications are available at
www.dalailamatoronto2010.org/media.php. Completed
online forms must be submitted by 4 pm on Monday,
October 4, 2010 along with 1 digital photograph
not exceeding 1 MB. Detailed information on Media
Pass distribution date and location will be
directly emailed to the accredited media at a future date.

For more event information, please visit
www.dalailamatoronto2010.org  or email at
Info@DalaiLamaToronto2010.org TCCC Tel. 416 410 5606

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dalai-Lama-Toronto-2010-Visit/129421373764053

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DalaiLamaTO2010

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Namgyal Nangsetsang
namgyal@dalailamatoronto2010.org

Woeser Jongdong
woeser@dalailamatoronto2010.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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